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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Have you ever been to another country?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Do you see many cultural differences in the hospital where you work? " Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What do you think about doctors striking?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None were interesting" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What I thought about doctors striking (the nurses were striking that day); having to defend myself against an accusing comment." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school, ate a Philly cheesesteak" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is nice, the curricula is interesting, and housing is relatively cheap in the area. I think I would be happy going to school there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer was very cold and accused me of being intolerant simply because I'm from a rural area. The second thing she said to me was how intolerant people from western PA are, which is not true. Then she made the comment that there are not many cows in Philadelphia, which I found to be incredibly rude. I don't know about her, but at least I have manners, even being the hick that I am." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview would not be relaxed and conversational like everyone else's, and that I would have to defend myself againt being accused of being intolerant of other cultures." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed the school, and my student interviewer was great. However, my faculty interview was terrible. She made a pre-judgment about me based on where I grew up, and I know that I don't have a chance of getting in because of it. She was very insulting and condescending to me throughout the entire interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2003

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