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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Typical stuff. Why medicine, why Drexel, etc" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Many many questions about primary. Basically to elaborate on your experiences. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing much. i don't remember." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me three positive aspects about yourself." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-read entire AMCAS primary, & website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Emphasis on women and friendly people. I also liked the PIL and IFM programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood aka 'hood. One guy working there said that they are between two bad neighborhoods. Good thing they have a free drop off service for students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That medical school in general is hard." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"After arriving, an admin director gave a PowerPoint presentation about the school. Afterwards, the interviews began. Candidates are interviewed by a faculty member individually and also a student individually (the order is random). The interviews are 30 min long and mine were not confrontational at all. They were very very friendly. The interview blocks are also selected at random so you have a chance to talk to other candidates while waiting. The fac interview is completely open file. My fac read my entire primary and did not interrogate me about grades or MCAT, which was nice of her. The student interview was closed file. At noon. there is a nice lunch with students who sell the school and the director. The food was actually really good. After lunch, there was a tour and then we were released. Positives: friendly people, newly renovated gym and rec area, access to med school fac (they are mainly teaching not research), in philly, good women health program, choice between PIL and IFM negs: in bad neighborhood, med campus is quite isolated (no hosp next door & undergrad campus is not there and needs shuttle ride), no student housing, seemed small" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

A $80/nite one

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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