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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

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)?

"the basics" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"every family has a central theme that they work around. for my family it was swimming. we went to swim meets on weekends, took swimming vacations, etc. what was the central theme of your family. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what is it about becoming an doctor that excites you? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school website. studies my amcas application. went to the rock and roll hall of fame! its awesome! you gotta go if you're in cleveland!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"they have a lot of new facilities for the medical school that are really state of the art. the area surrounding the campus is really woodsy and pretty and case is the cultural center of the city. all cultural performances and museums are just outside your door. as a minority applicant, i felt the school was really interested in making me feel welcome. the student national medical association met with us to answer our questions for an hour then one of the students took us to meet the dean of students and the dean of minority affairs. the dean of minority affairs spent a lot of time with us also, giving us an honest perspective of the school, faculty, and students. just the time and consideration they gave us was really wonderful and the school seems like a great place to be for a person of color. also, the deans of admission are two young female physicians so overall the typical white-male dominated image of medicine does not hold at case. they are very very progressive. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"cleveland is really wack. coming from la i felt like there was absolutely nothing interesting to do. the financial aid office consists of two people and the school basically made it known that if you come there you're not getting any kind of good aid. they offer very little scholarship and grant money and the school-based student loans have higher than normal interest rates. this really pissed me off after seeing the millions upon millions they've put into having tricked out class rooms and meeting spaces. it kind of seems like they don't really give a crap about the financial health of their students. when asked about their financial aid they basically say, don't worry about the money, go where you're happy. when you're a doctor you'll make enough to pay it all back! i heard that from at least 4 people when i was there! and i think that is a TERRIBLE answer. yes go where you are happy, but i think the school should show a bit of concern as well. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the financial aid sucks. the area of cleveland to really check out is around case. downtown doesn't really have much of anything. if i had known that before my interview i would have spent my weekend wondering the campus rather than walking the empty streets of downtown cleveland. oh, and cleveland food is really unhealthy and not very delicious at all and everyone smokes. so if you're coming from california prepare to be a little grossed out. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"be sure to come early and go into the interview waiting room. they had the best breakfast i've seen at an interview yet! other than that, its basically what everyone else says. interview, tour, class (boring!), go home!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

cle

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Select

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2005

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?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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