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  • The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Scranton
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"What connection do you have to north eastern Pennsylvania?" Report Response

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

"In work in the hospital, what was the most interesting case/patient you came across?" Report Response

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

"What are your opinions/thoughts concerning the healthcare debate/reform?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A hypothetical follow-up question based on the answer I gave to the healthcare debate/reform question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, the schools website (including informational videos and the dean's blog), and a mock interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything. The passion of all the staff, faculty, and students to carry out their mission blew me away. They are implementing some truly cutting edge curriculum changes. They are completely dedicated to the success of their students. The students themselves - I could see myself being friends with them." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Sadly, though Scranton is a great town I'm sure, it is very rural and on the small side. Personal choice. Also, the possibility of no access to federal loans for the first year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That so many of the streets in Scranton are one way, had to loop back around a couple times!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is definitely going exciting places. If you have drive and want to be involved in shaping the future of a medical school, this is the place to be. Can't wait to see what happens to them over the next couple years!" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inn Scranton (Marriott)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Delicious turkey sandwiches, though I wish there was another side besides soup. Definitely a little hungry by the time the interview came around." Report Response

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