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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
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?

60+ 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)?

"A) I've never heard of your major - explain it to me B) What would you say is your biggest challenege?" Report Response

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

"A) How would you say you work in groups? B) same as above + how are you with authority?" Report Response

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

"A) What do see as some major problems with healthcare? B) Where do you see yourself in 5 years? -they both also asked about my research, of course." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"how do you think nationalized health care would work better in the united states? (this wasn't the most difficult just because, luckily, i had read up on it a bit beforehand)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? - this was tough because my answer would have been different if i was talking about this school or the other 4-year schools. I kind of wish it had been "15-20 years"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"CCLCM brochure, website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everything was very thorough. i got a really good view of the school depsite there not being any students yet. they really made up for that factor. everyone was so accommodating and friendly too. both of my interviewers had gotten me a drink beforehand and the admissions director called and scheduled a taxi for me to the airport." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really - cleveland isn't really my cup of tea, but the nicer areas are better than i had heard/expected" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All students will surely need a car starting the first year. Apparently, the places were the clinical experiences take place can be as far away as 45 minutes!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"CLEVELAND CLINIC LERNER COLLEGE (not case) - Very impressive place. I really liked the whole transitional research ideal and how accomplished everyone at the clinic is. I'm still a little skeptical about the curriculum and how much independence it requires. But, supposedly this is the new wave of the future in curriculum (?) The interviews were long and the interviewers both really knew my file well. Everyone is real helpful and friendly. Dean Hutzler, Dean Fishleder, and Ms. Meyers are all really great and they talked to us like it was a conversation rather than an interview experience. Overall a really interesting day and program." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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