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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"Student Interview: Why do you like Drexel? Faculty Interview: Tell me about your research involvement as an undergraduate?" Report Response

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

"Student: Why medicine and not research, explain your real motivation behind that? Faculty: If you made a mistake as a physician and severely injured your patient, how would you handle it? Would you be able to continue with your day and see other patients objectively?" Report Response

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

"Student: What would your theme song be, and why? Faculty: How do you handle failure?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked by the student interviewer: ''If you had to pick a theme song to represent you, what would it be and why?''" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of your concerns about practicing medicine? In regard to my background in research: ''why do you feel you are more suited for a career in clinical medicine as opposed to research?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS, became familiar with the school and its curricular highlights, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The basic science faculty are full-time instructors and have no other obligations besides teaching. The schools is very tech oriented. Students seem to love the school and are very friendly. Lectures are videotaped, audiotaped, and loaded onto the web within hours after the class. Faculty are readily available for extra help." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school itself is physically small. It seems like the kind of school where you go to class and then head home during your free time bc of the spatial limitations of the place (It feels more like a prep. school than a medical university). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview is very conversational and pleasant. The student interview is closed file and give over a quick lunch as a brief assessment of whether the student feels your personality would fit in at the school. My faculty interview was with a professor of pathology, downtown at Hahnemann Hospital (a shuttle ride away). He was very pleasant and easy to speak to. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2007

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would appreciate a quicker turnaround on a decision following an interview. As of now it is 6-8 w" Report Response

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