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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Have you had clinical experience where you witnessed human suffering/anguish?" Report Response

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

"Do you speak any other languages?" 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 interesting question?

"What aspect of attending Case would be hardest for you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"He mentioned my low science GPA, but then kind of answered the question himself by considering my MCAT science scores. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Useful preparation: SDN interview feedback, talked to friend at Case, Case website. Not useful: reviewed basic biochem, read some articles about my previous research. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1) Case's affiliation with four established health care systems. 2) Laid-back attitude of students (some could see this as a negative). 3) Focus of new curriculum on small group learning and longitudinal clinical experience. 4) Friendliness of admissions office. 5) Low cost of living. 6) Lots of pretty trees." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1) Students complained about administrative confusion resulting from the new curriculum. We were told that these are being reduced with each passing year. 2) Lack of USMLE scores to validate the success of the new curriculum. 3) Cleveland is very divided geographically by race and socioeconomic status." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The length of the interview day (8am-3:30pm) can drain you, especially if you're coming from the West Coast. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very positive experience. However, it was my first interview, so I have no reference point for my rankings. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

BNA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2007

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

8 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?

8 out of 10

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