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  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Philadelphia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"Why were your undergraduate grades so low as compared to your post-bacc grades?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you did not get accepted anywhere this year?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see you've been involved extensively in community service. What makes you like it so much?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The ethical dilemma essay prompt you will get at the interview. There are 3 different questions you can receive, and you have about 1/2 a page of unlined paper to write your essay on. It was a little difficult not so much to think of something, but people who finished quickly were surprisingly rudely loud, making it hard to think." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. The school's website. Keeping up with the news, especially as it pertains to health care." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The PIL program. If I get in and chose to go there, this is the program meant for me. I love it, and it just makes sense to learn medicine this way. I'm excited they're in the process of building a simulation center to practice clinical skills at. They seem very supportive of minorities, of women, of non-traditional students, and of community service." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospitals are not located directly adjacent or near to the campus where you spend your first two years. The downtown campus with the hospitals is ~ 20 minutes away with little traffic. Also, for 3rd year rotations, the hospitals you train at are spread throughout PA and NJ. Meaning that unless you commit to staying in Pitt or Philly (Philly is hard to get unless you have a family), you have to basically move every 6 weeks :( Even though they'll guarantee you housing, I hate moving." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview day would be so stress-free and very few questions would be asked about me. Even my student interviewer spent lunch asking me if I had any questions for him the entire time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Your interview will vary greatly depending on who interviews you. Also, I didn't quite understand the scheduling of interviews throughout the day. One guy didn't get to go on the tour because he had to dip out early to catch the shuttle to the downtown interview site at the hospital. Also, another girl had to miss the optional PIL Q&A period because her interview was scheduled concurrently. Also, the above ratings might look a bit low, but I find it hard to rate this school. I like Center City/downtown Philly, but where the M1 and M2 years are spent is bleh. Very boring, nothing to do, must drive 15-20 minutes in either direction to really have fun/eat after hours/party/ etc." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

10/13/2009

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

6 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?

6 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?

"We had a lot of free time to sit around and do nothing. Maybe have some current students around." Report Response

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