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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

1

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)?

"He asked about a specific course I took first year "First Year Preceptorial" as it was in a letter of rec, or "Conversations in a World of Strangers" as on the transcript. Probably because of the discrepancy. File specific, but transcript is fair game." Report Response

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

"What kind of research do you do? (pancreatic and colon cancer research listed in application). We ended up going into a fair amount of detail." Report Response

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

"What would you do if you don't get into medical school / can't go into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of the Affordable Care Act? (interestingly enough, didn't ask "why Drexel?")" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""So, you don't have much clinical experience?" because I don't have much listed as so on the application. I addressed the point (I do consider it a weakness of my application)- it overlapped with volunteer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interviews, sdn, printed out everything on the website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"early clinical exposure, use of standardized patients. Can rotate at various places, or stay at one location. (some locations are via lottery)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"stayed with a student host (super awesome, definitely recommend) but her place was pretty expensive for the quality. Must have car at Drexel." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the essay isn't that big of a deal (simple, non-medical, ethical question)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good, solid curriculum (two choices!), good clinical experiences in M1, M2. Easily accessible via pub trans (SEPTA, 9 bucks to airport). Interview was much more conversational than interrogative." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

November 14, 2013

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would have been nice if things didn't overlap so much (interviews and tours and presentations, etc.)" Report Response

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