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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"How will you fit in with the new curriculum?" Report Response

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

"What area of medicine have you considered?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most interestingly, I was NOT asked why I wanted to be doctor or why I wanted to go to Case." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none. They were all very warm and friendly." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Look over everything. Oh yeah, for anyone going on any interview: you don't need a prada suite to impress your interviewer. For the most part, no one even looked at what I was wearing." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff, faculty, and students are all so down-to-earth! The med students there are really pampered. The faculty are all ready to help if help is needed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They all said that Cleveland is cheap, but it's not that cheap. I was hoping to get by on a $600 budget, but the students say they need about a $1000 per month. It's cheap compared to NY or Cali, but not anywhere else." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They are all such great people! I can completely see myself there. Also, they are one of the few schools who has a true pass/fail system--no hidden rankings." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We had a great breakfast. All the interviewees started to introduce themselvs and we got along really well. Then, we talked to the Dean and the Assistant Dean, who were both highly intelligent and welcoming. Most of us did not have morning interviews, so we sat in on first and second year classes. Then we had the financial aide session, followed by a catered lunch, during which we were introduced to the brand new curriculum. The whole experience was just so smooth. After lunch, we went on a tour. The hospitals were just amazingly beautiful. They have top notch peds and cardio depts, not to mention cleveland clinic being one of the best hospitals in america. As soon as we came back, I went on my faculty interview. This was the most relaxing interview ever! we just chatted about the school and about how I will fit into the school. Afterwards, I had a student interview, which was in a similar style--very conversational (about 45 min). And that was that. The day was over before I knew it." 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 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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