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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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)?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Why Drexel?" Report Response

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

"What is your reason for wanting to become a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I noticed you listed your marriage as an activity on your application - do you care to explain that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see you seem to like research. Why don't you just become a PhD instead of a physician? (My interviewer was a PhD)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"News" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus has a lot of technology: completely wireless, every class filmed and streamed online as well as stored for later viewing. The curriculum is very progressive, and it is obvious they have put a lot of resources into making it effective." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student who gave the tour was very obnoxious. He came across as someone who worked for admissions instead of being a student. The school is in an old suburban neighborhood not terribly close to the city. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the PIL discussion at the end of the day is really optional, and that staying for it wont look better on your part. So unless you're really interested, just leave before it. There is a lot of just waiting around. I probably spent 2-3 hours just waiting with other interviewees." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts with the director of admissions talking about the school's history, and a few other things. Then we had the student led tour around the school. Afterward, there was a lot of waiting around. Some students had interviews in the med school, others had to go downtown to Hahneman Hospital. Either way, we basically just had to sit and wait for our faculty interview. After that, we returned to the same room to wait for a student to show up take us to lunch and interview us. Then, you can leave or stay for the PIL talk, which lasted about an hour as the PIL director fervently advised that we make the "right" choice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

PHL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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