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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?

4 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?

50 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)?

"With your engineering background, how will you adapt your studying habits when entering medical school? What difficulties do you envision having as a medical student (personal or educational)?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? Do you go out to the bar a lot?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why was your MCAT verbal score so low? What happened in your thermodynamics course...you got a C?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my secondary essays, looked at the Case website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were even nicer than I expected. The medical campus is a large complex of hospitals, research buildings, etc. The students were very nice, and were forthcomming with information and liked to answer any questions. The curriculum has undergone some changes over the past couple of years, and the end result is a curriculum that I believe I would be compatible with. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some parts of Cleveland seem kind of rough, but that is the case with any city. Overall, I liked the city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I am not too interested in pediatrics, but the children's hospital there is apparently ranked #2. You get to do rotations at cleveland clinic as well as several other hospitals that are affiliated with Case. The residency match list was impressive to say the least (8 students or so going into ortho, 2 into derm, 2 into ENT, about 9 into general surgery, and all other competitive specialties were highly represented). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"THis was a good experience. I was excited about the school before visiting, and even more excited afterwords. The presentation by the dean was great - he is a good speaker and discussed many of Case's unique features. The students were nice as well. Note that there is 1 faculty interview, which is open file, and 1 student interview, which is closed file. Apparently the two interviews are weighted the same amount. The faculty interview was laid back - be prepared to make clarifications about your AMCAS, and to answer the basic questions. The student interview was conversational, and seemed more like an information session than an interview, as I was only asked about 7 questions in total. You have time to sit in a class for a while, which was beneficial because I got to speak with many students, and see them in their 'element'. " 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

A Days Inn about 15 miles away from campus.

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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