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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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

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)?

"Why medicine? How did you get from Cornell to Drexel (I've been out of college for 5 years)? Why medicine and not public health? Have you been discouraged by anyone in persuing medicine? If you were President Obama, how would you handle the healthcare crisis? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your GPA (I had lower undergrad grades, higher grad school grades). Tell me about your MCAT score. What are your strengths/weaknesses? Do you have any sibilings? What's their professions? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about research job X. What specifically did you do? Tell me abt the specific lab protocol. Tell me about volunteer experience Y. What specifically did you do? Tell me about your current job. What specifically do you do? Tell me about your experience in Rwanda? (Spent a 4 months there in grad school)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were President Obama, how would you handle the healthcare crisis? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"This is off the record, but tell me how you plan to pay for med school when you still have grad school loans? Tell me about research job X. What specifically did you do? Tell me abt the specific lab protocol. (This was my first job after graduation so it was difficult to remember the specifics of the protocol we used)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The PIL program (small group study). I used small study groups mostly in grad school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really... just that Philly is a little dirtier and more overcast than Atlanta." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"my mock interviews were good prep. But I was basically grilled by my faculty interviewer. That interview was much more difficult." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Student interviewer loved me... said I was the best interview he has done in years. Make sure you have a LOT of questions to ask because my student interviewer only had one question for me. Make sure you can talk about interesting things you have done throughout your career/studies during the student interview (show your personality and dedication to medicine). I think my faculty interview was very different from others who interviewed at Drexel in the sense that it was not laid back or conversational. The faculty interviewer grilled me and really wanted to know why I chose medicine since healthcare is going down the drain and doctors are paid less and are less respected. I felt like I was defending my choice like you would defend your thesis. But all his questions were fair, and I do believe he really wanted to be sure I had thought thoroughly about my decision to go into medicine. All of the questions I listed were asked by the faculty interviewer. Despite the tough interview, I really enjoyed the whole experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

ATL/PHL

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Student Guest House- I recommend it

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2008

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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