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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Most were specific to my application" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None in particular. All but one were specific to my experiences listed in my application. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Honestly, the hardest question was whether or not I had any questions for her...most had already been answered in the informational session and I had to think fast to come up with another one." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, the school's website, read my application again." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are great, very state of the art. The students were outgoing and welcoming, and had really good things to say about being there. Drexel also seems to have a lot of opportunities for clinical exposure in years 3 and 4, and also seem to provide a lot of guidance to people who go into medical school with no idea what kind of medicine they want to practice (like me)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location is pretty remote, and getting there is a pain. You either have to live in Center City, where its more expensive and you have to commute to school, or live by school which is in the middle of a residential neighborhood and where a car is essential. I was also a little unclear about the school's accrediation, having merged with so many partners over the last ten years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How annoying the trains are to get out to the school. Especially on Sundays (they run every hour and a half). I would highly recommend staying in one of the bed-and-breakfasts the school recommends, just to save a headache or an expensive cab ride on the morning of your interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My faculty interviewer was great, very warm and non-threatening. The interview was mainly a conversation, with her inquiring about different points in my application, asking me to clarify the timing of things and to describe in more detail some of my work experiences. It was a very relaxed environment. My student interviewer was awesome, so nice and had a lot of great things to say about the school. He asked more pointed questions than my faculty interviewer, such as what brought me to the decision to become a doctor, and if I were on an admissions committee, how would I screen out the people who were in it for the wrong reasons. We talked for almost and hour, and I really enjoyed this part of the day. Overall, I was impressed by the school and the people in it, and would recommend checking it out if you get the chance. Another plus, they get back to you within six weeks of your interview with a decision." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2004

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