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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

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)?

"Describe your research. Why don't you try an experiment that makes no sense?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be an MD?" Report Response

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

"Describe your volunteer experiences. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What characteristic of your best friend makes you friends?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe your research. Why didn't you try <plug in any experiment that has nothing to do with your research>? Although she was nodding and acting like she was interested, it was pretty clear she didn't follow me , since she followed up with a question/suggestion that made no sense at all. So I just changed the subject to the merits of the new experiment she was suggesting, which she seemed pretty excited about. I think I need to work on how to talk about this stuff so its easier to understand without sounding condescending." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, online newspapers, freaking out way more than necessary (I took the august mcat, so this was my 1st interview)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Drexel students looked freakishly happy. PIL curriculum sounds cool - it was the reason I applied. And Wanda rocks." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"dreary suburban location" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What a traffic nightmare philly is in the morning. Thank god I left early." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"While my interviewer complimented me for having worked my way through college, she also seemed concerned that I hadn't done MORE volunteer work. What?! To me it was glaringly obvious that I can't work 40 hrs/wk, overload of courses and be in a soup kitchen all the time. Clearly, decent scores, hard work, & some volunteer work aren't enough for my interviewer. Next time, try to be MAGICAL. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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