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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?

6 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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"What are some issues facing medicine?" Report Response

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

"What is your greatest strength? What is your biggest weakness?" Report Response

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

"How did you select your majors in college?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some issues facing medicine? (It was interesting because it was asked a few times consecutively, so I really had to reflect on the answers I gave)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some issues facing medicine? (Because it was asked a few times consecutively)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, SDN feedback, mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the students and faculty. Everyone at Drexel seems very happy they are there. Everyone's general attitude was pretty laid back, and getting to meet the other students interviewing at Drexel was also an enjoyable experience. My interview with a student was really great, she was extremely helpful in answering my questions about the curriculum, life in Philadelphia, and pretty much any random questions I had." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was a bit discouraged by the topics that were discussed during my faculty interview. I would've liked the opportunity to discuss some of my own reflections on medicine and ethicality. Instead the interview seemed rather specific to a few questions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That so much of the orientation is dedicated to distinguishing the IFM and PIL curriculum. The Drexel website has very little detailed information on the distinctions between these two programs. As such, I planned to ask a lot of questions throughout the day about the differences on everything from academic to social distinctions between the two curriculums." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview went rather well. I heard from most of the other students, as well as on most of the SDN reviews, that the interview experience at Drexel is a very relaxed and conversational one. I got the feeling that my particular interview was much more structured than others, but it was still a very nice and enjoyable experience. The questions asked were very deep and probed at my motives and reasoning for going into medicine, and as such I think overall it was very informative to my interviewer. My student interview was much more relaxed, and she was able to answer all of my questions and was extremely helpful." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton on City Avenue

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/04/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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