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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why Case?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"[Faculty interviewer] What do you hope to achieve by going abroad (for your research thesis)? [I'm interested in global health, health policy, and perhaps epidemiology/infectious diseases - upon answering, he helpfully referred me to a couple researchers in infectious diseases that travel frequently to Africa for their work, saying " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"[Student interviewer] You mentioned your interest in health law and policy. Why not simply pursue that? Why do you feel the need to become a physician to do what you want to do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSAR, AMCAS, secondary essays, student host, website, materials given by mail and before interview, Economist (my scheduled faculty interviewer is a researcher in the Dept of Global Health, and I have a degree in Economics), listen to NPR daily" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everything, really. the University Circle/Cleveland Heights area is both ethnically and culturally diverse. Cleveland Clinic is the $hit, and so is Rainbow Babies. students are satisfied with having chosen Case for their educations, and while recent classes have been guinea pigs for the new, revamped curriculum, most agree that the changes have been for the better." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"though it's obviously out of anyone's control...my faculty interview had to cancel b/c her son was ill. i ended up interviewing with another faculty member who had only 2 min to go over my file. still was a laid-back, low-stress interview. that was the only real setback/negative for me - oh yes, and missing my connecting flight in Detroit on the way home to New York! it also was a turnoff, albeit a very small one, that the fitness center and library are not open 24/7." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Case is the only school in the country with access to the NBME questions bank. in partnership with the folks running the boards, Case has access to the question bank (i.e., retired USMLE questions) for use throughout the year after every curricular " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"it's totally low-stress, low-key, and conversational. i was to interview with an MD/MPH in the afternoon (research in inflammation, similar to what i do currently), but she canceled b/c her son was sick. admissions was nice enough to reschedule my slot with an MD faculty in pharmacology. he did not have hardly any time to go over my file, but when he did he asked the standard three questions (" 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?

7+ hours

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?

CLE

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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