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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"The first things she said were: Ok I want to know about you, I want to know about your family, what do your parents do, any siblings, where you're from, where you went to college, how you chose this college and your major, and what made you decide to pursue medicine. This was really intimidating at first but it allowed for a great flexible conversation with a lot of tangent/joke room. If you get Lisa Cifeli, you are in luck. I heard the other interviewers were great too." Report Response

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

"See above" Report Response

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

"See above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None really. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. The only thing that could make this interview difficult is if you don't know your OWN activities which ofcourse is virtually impossible." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Not at all. Basically just gathered up a " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The PIL curriculum, the students are nice, the faculty are very welcoming and have close relationships with the students, and the surrounding area is very peaceful yet very close to center city Philly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Ghettoes are close by but that's cool. And there's no real student housing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Drexel interviews 1700+ kids a year for a class of 255!!! And the interviewers are very good at answering any questions you may have (most of the time without you even having to ask the question) so don't worry about not knowing specific stuff ahead of time. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed at the Moving Arts Bed & Breakfast (hi pamela). Pamela, the owner, is an extremely sweet lady. She will more than accomidate for your needs and she is like a mother for the applicants! Her place is not like your average home but don't worry it's just because she's really into culture and the arts. If you are an introvert and want to stay to yourself and practice for the interview, I don't recommend this place. However, if you are an outgoing person, interested in learning more about Philadelphia's history and hot spots, and basically anyone who is not just a big stiff, then Pam's place is for you. Anyway, Drexel is a great place -- with respect to classroom education (PIL & IFM are both great), clinical education, and LIFESTYLE - this is a huge vibe that I got from my student interviewer. They have a lot of non-traditional students so there's a huge diversity of people that you can meet. Philly is just like where I grew up and where I went to college so I feel like I can fit right in. I like very much." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

PHI

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Moving Arts Bed & Breakfast

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2006

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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