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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"How will you incorporate other non-medical skills into the field?" Report Response

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

"Who is going to win the Pittsburg Denver game? (I said Pitt was being disrespected and they were going to put the beat down on Denver.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Mostly questions about grades, why medicine, when did you come to that conclusion, what are your strengths, and is there anything else you'd like to add?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Really nothing too difficult. Questions about me not topics in medicine. Describe your experience in this or that. Very low stress. Really you just discuss yourself." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Drexel website, MSAR, Applicant profiles, and freemedadvice.com" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school was very new looking, all in one building, very clean and very shiny. They have 2 curricula one is an integrated course standard fare and the other is a problem based case study kinda system. It reminds me of House MD. You get together with a small group of students and a facilitator and basically work on a patient case learning as you go. Sounds rather interesting. Oh and the regular curriculum video tapes all the classes and puts them on the web. You could (and students and faculty both stated this occurs) never show up to class yet still get a med education. Heck you could study in Chicago and just show up for the exams. Ain't technology great?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. They have a free shuttle on weekdays from Hanneman hospital in center city every half hour. Plus its only a block from the train station (take the R8). I'd recommend staying in center city Philly and checking out the city if you stay overnight. There is a lot to do." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Very student oriented and there seem to be a lot of non-traditional students. One shock was there 60 applicants there for interviews. They interview everyday as well. I bet less people come in during the week but its still a lot of competition! They said there were about 9700 applicants last year. 20% get interviewd. Don't know how many acceptances are given out but its a big class." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very low stress. The student interview was just a good conversation. Its hard to judge how well I did without having an answer. Answers are mailed out in 6 to 8 weeks." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

phl

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Plaza

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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