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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Open file for first interview with faculty, closed file for student interview. The questions were generally pretty conversational and nothing too intense. I think they really did just want to get to know you as a person/future physician, with one minor caveat: just because it's conversational, doesn't mean you should stop selling yourself. In fact, I would ensure that you work extra hard to sell yourself. Personally, I find that with interviewers that are super-nice, I have a tendency to assume, oh hey, we're all buddies and since we finished on such a happy note, I'm sure the interview went well. Make sure you leave that interview showing them *exactly* why you think you'd be a great fit at Case, and keep repeating that over and over, no matter how many laughs/giggles you guys share." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who are you most proud of? Just didn't see this coming, kinda threw me for a minor loop." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No real difficult questions...just come prepared to talk more about stuff in your personal statement/secondary. They seemed really interested in my psych research, which I was a little surprised about, seeing as how it's psychology-based, not science-based. I honestly found the student interview a little more difficult (which is extra ironic considering my faculty interview was with the director), probably because I dont think it really flowed that well, and my interviewer (although she was super nice after the interview) really fluctuated between animated and deadpan a lot..was pretty interesting." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talk to students, talk to faculty, read up on their curriculum, their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It's like a big family here..people are really out to boost each other and build each other up. Faculty is very responsive and encouraging/generous. It's just a great place to be overall, I really hope things work out for me on Oct 15th and I can call this place home next year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really...we had stuff to do during downtime, they served us food, took us on a nice tour, oh look, i'm putting positives in the negatives box." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it'd rain. But I guess there's not much you can do about that.. :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Mr. Essman pretty much described it best: Case is a beautiful gem nestled in Ohio. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Other

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

greyhound people, dirty, long, but cheap!

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

host bought me dinner!

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Um, anything I put a 0 for, I just didn't get to see it/experience it, so I can't judge it. Suf" Report Response

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