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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why did you take the MCAT twice" Report Response

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

"What type of medicine do you want to practice and why" Report Response

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

"What is the great problem facing healthcare at this time and in the future" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what quality is most important to me in selecting a medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what is my opinion of embryonic stem cell research" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, read my AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"School facilities: although the building is separate from the clinical sites it is extremely well equipped with everything I would need in my first two years. It is clean and the technology is advanced and seems to be quite useful. There is a gym, student room with ping pong, pool, and foos, and a TV. The library is small but adequate for the first two years. There seems plenty of places to study. Faculty: the faculty are educators first, researchers second. they seem to spend a lot of their time focusing on the curriculum giving the students a comprehensive, organized, integrated curriculum. the faculty seem to be available and open to student feedback and able to provide supplemental support if needed. Curriculum: choices between problem based and lecture based is good. Lecture notes are comprehensive and pre-printed. Lectures are available online sameday. Grades apparently come back almost same day. Clinical exposure is threaded throughout via a physician and patient class. I was told that all the lectures know what the others are doing to help tie things together. Clincal sites: there seems to be an abundance of clinical sites in city, suburban, and rural areas of PA, and NJ. They also seem very open to international and self created rotations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was concerned about troubled financial rumors. Apparently the school itself has never had any problems, just the companies that owned some of the hospitals affiliated with the school. Since then they have hooked up with Drexel University which is a positive and they have diversified their clinical sites." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed and pleasantly surprised. The faculty is there for the students first and themselves second. This is unlike most schools whose faculty are primarily researchers. The students seem quite pleased with the curriculum. Philly is a great place to learn medicine and is close to NY, the shore, DC and the mountains so there is alot to do. The recent class had an average MCAT of 30 and GPA of 3.5 which is consistent with national averages. Although it wasnt on the top of my list it is now." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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