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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"If you had to teach [skill from application], how would you go about it? Tell me how it all works." Report Response

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

"What will you do if you're not accepted anywhere this year?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about [issue from personal essay]. How will you cope with any crises that arise from this issue in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The first of these. The interviewer said outright that it was meant to demonstrate my response to pressure." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Again, the first question, mostly because it was unexpected. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback, Drexel website, educated myself about the PIL curriculum option." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was happy to learn that the first two years are spent not in Philadelphia proper but at a quiet, pretty campus outside the city with labs, classrooms, food, and the fitness room all centrally located. There are many local hospitals nearby for rotations. The PIL program option for small-group learning sounds interesting. I got to see an anatomy laboratory in progress." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Several students (myself included) had to take the student shuttle downtown for our interviews, and one student had to duck out of the tour early in order to make it to his appointment on time. Students came and went to interviews and lunch at different times, which was somewhat disruptive for the people working on their ethical dilemma writing samples at the time. A car would probably be necessary." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole process was very low-stress, and both interviewers (one faculty open-file, one student closed-file) were relaxed and friendly. I found the interview timing/organization a little strange given that one student was shafted on the tour, but having students coming and going helped the casual feel of the day." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/29/2009

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?

6 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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