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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"When mentioning to practicing physicians that you are applying to medical school what is their response?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will be the most challenging problem faced by physicians by the time you are practicing?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't really. I had an interview two weeks previous for which I prepared extensively. All I did this time was browse current medicaly related issues and go over my amcas application. Out of my two interviews so far I have not had a question about the healthcare system in the US. I thought Medical Schools would stress this as it is in bad shape throughout the country especially in Penn." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical school building, the anatomy lab and the students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The distance of the campus to Philly. It's not far, but far enough that it would be hard to party there, especially since public transportation stops before midnight in most cases." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How warm the conference room where the morning presentation was held. I wouldn't have worn an undershirt, my upper body was dripping with sweat." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a negative image of Drexel before my interview. I had never heard of the school and pretty much wrote the school off before I knew anything about it. My opinion changed quickly, I really like the curriculum especially the Interdisceplinary Foundations in Medicine or IFM. They also have a Program for Integrated Learning or PIL which is for people who like to learn in groups but there isn't enough structure for me. The medical school building is great, everything is really new and the campus is in a nice area. I interviewed with the associate dean of admissions which was a little intimidating but he was laid back and didn't rip into me about my many weak points on my application, especially my grades. I also like the fact that they decide on your fate in four to six weeks. It's either going to be a great or really bad Christmas." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2003

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