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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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)?

"what is professionalism?" Report Response

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

"what would you like me to tell the adcom about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is professionalism?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, practiced questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were IMMACULATELY unreal, like they had been built last year or something. Students seemed laid-back and happy. They seemed content with their decision. Ellen and Christian are suuuuuper nice. I felt so welcome by them. They went out of their way to help me on many different occasions (too embarrassed to mention them) but it warmed me up to the school a lot. Case as a whole seemed like they wanted to get to know the whole person not just their numbers/accomplishments. Dr. Mehta made us all go around in a circle and tell something interesting about ourselves." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Uncertainty of Step 1 because of newly implemented curriculum. My faculty interview was like talking to a wall. I got no feedback, no smile, not even a look down. He just shot questions at me one after another. I even caught him checking his watch once. It made me even more nervous. NOT CONVERSATIONAL AT ALL!! Apparently, though, this was not the norm, but it gave me a negative impression of the school from that point on. Apparently it rains in Cleveland just about as much as it does in Seattle. :( Only a few hospitals nearby (including ''the world renowned Cleveland Clinic''). No student housing (but apparently apartments are really cheap)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"MS1s start in the beginning of July." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked the school. It was just that I was thrown for a loop during my faculty interview (the first one of the day) that made me lack confidence and breed resentment towards the school. Ohhh, and my faculty interviewer couldn't even really answer any of my questions because he was new to the area and only really worked with residents. Also, I didn't like how they set up preceptorships. Random and not very extensive. Also, I didn't really like the fact that anatomy was so late. I want to get the harder stuff out of the way and enjoy the rest of the year, but they set up the curriculum so fluff classes come first so more time in the beginning to get to know your classmates." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Intercontinental Suites of Cleveland Clinic

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2008

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?

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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the good work. I got my response in exactly 3 weeks and updates are posted/emailed right awa" Report Response

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