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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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)?

"See above; also, how does your family feel about you entering medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me what recipes you published in your column? (I wrote for a paper... my interviewer *really* read my application!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did you get through your difficult undergrad year?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"there is TONS of online material! also, read SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities - modern and pretty. Students - happy and friendly. Parking was cake. There is much housing near campus and its not too expensive. Also, admissions staff is forthcoming about their prior financial issues - at least they admit it. The tour was great! We saw a PIL group in action, and also the anatomy lab (a bit unnerving, but the students really looked like they were having a great time dissecting). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Price is high, but this is true at most private medical schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we would actually go into the anatomy lab - I have never seen a cadaver before so this was kind of weird, but I think they do it to spice up the tour and also see how you react. There you are in your nice business suit, and the students are in scrubs, arm deep in a cadaver, saying, "Look, isn't this cool?" So just be prepared. Also, don't freak if your faculty interviewer is at the psychiatric hospital, mine was and it was fine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Completely low-stress; so low-stress actually that I worried they weren't taking me seriously. My interviewer was a psychiatrist (which totally worried me!) but was awesome; had read my application thoroughly and asked me specific questions about my personal statement and activities, in a very non-threatening way. I was flattered that someone had prepared so much for my interview and felt like I really got a chance to let my personality show through. I didn't even get the standard "Why drexel" or "Why medicine" questions; it was really laid-back, and I liked the day. My student interview was also fine; the student was not very talkative so I had to carry the convo a bit, but the free lunch was nice. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2003

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