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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"why medicine" Report Response

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

"why medicine again, later. Had to go beyond prepared schpiel, which fortunately revealed important experiences I had forgotten to discuss." Report Response

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

"ethical scenario-patient's family arrives from out of town-do you let them in the room?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Student interviewer asked what is your favorite medical TV show? That was fun." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Faculty interviewer probed gaps in application- tough but fair questions. But on follow ups to my answers to the scenario-kept pressing the point. I managed to keep my composure but felt a bit flustered. That was the most stressful part for me-I wasn't sure if I was being tested to see how I would react to stress, or if my answers really weren't adequate." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN-thank god for it. re-read apps. rehearsed "why medicine" and "Tell me about yourself" in front of mirror. re-read old academic articles. good night's sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"open and friendly students-they seemed enthusiastic about the curriculum. the IQ groups do seem like a good way to start "thinking like a doctor" early on. Interviewers really listened to my answers and were prepared." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, the facilitators of the IQ groups seemed superfluous. The students really were running the show, and were openly critical of some of the facilitators. Also, I don't know if other schools allow you to tour the anatomy labs, but we were only allowed to "peek" in. Not well ventilated-could smell the fumes in the hallway with the door closed. I will pay attention to the ventilation at other schools to compare. FInancial aid is basically loans with minimal specifics on scholarships. Told us to be frugal, which I found insulting." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that the day would be so busy. I lugged a book around b/c I thought there would be down time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They seemed to match up interviewers with your interests or background. My student interviewer was awesome and prepared with a long list of questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

09/28/2009

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

5 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

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"great job making people feel welcome. Perhaps include a tour of the anatomy lab?" Report Response

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