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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"When is a time you had to choose between two outcomes that were both negative and what did you do?" Report Response

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

"What is a major disappointment you have had in your life and what did you learn from it?" Report Response

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

"How did you decide what medical schools to apply to? What specialty are you thinking of going into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When is a time you had to choose between two outcomes that were both negative and what did you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When is a time you had to choose between two outcomes that were both negative and what did you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, Case's website, talked to and e-mailed students, read up on healthcare issues, watched news for current events." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It is a very reputable school. Big research facilities and a lot of NIH funding. 70% of the students get their first-choice residency program. Admissions staff were nice. Dean Horowitz is very excited about the new direction of the school and he is also very friendly. Student tour guides were friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The other interviewees and students! My group of interviewees were really hard to talk to..it was like pulling teeth. I didn't meet too many students, but I also got a similar feeling from the students..sort of boring/nerdy type. Of course, that may just be my experience at Case (I hope it is!) Also, there doesn't seem to be too much to do in Cleveland, but I am from a big city so I'm biased I guess!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is nothing open in downtown Cleveland, where I stayed. Even most coffee shops are closed on Sundays!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't enjoy my interview day as much as I had expected to. The interview itself was fine (very conversational so don't even worry), curriculum/financial aid overview was fine, and tour was good. But the other interviewees can either make or break the experience and in this case it was the latter! From interaction with students and interviewees, I didn't get the greatest feeling about the types of students Case recruits. I feel as though it may accept or interview good-on-paper type of students (grades, scores, research, etc.) and pay less attention to things like personality? I may be wrong and maybe I should have met more students but that was the impression I left with! I would recommend staying with a student host (I couldn't) to get a better idea of what the students are like! Case is a good school with a good reputation...but this was my fourth interview and the students and interviewees at Case seemed a lot less fun/friendly compared to my previous three interviews!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2004

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