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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about yourself. (It seems like interviews always start with this one, so I was pleased to have worked out a solid answer during my mock, which also helped me to feel comfortable and to keep in mind the points about myself that I wanted to highlight)" Report Response

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

"What do you think about X approach to malaria prevention as opposed to Y approach? (Related to my overseas experience)" Report Response

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

"Why Peace Corps?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you handle teaching a class with 150 students? (Interviewer was also a PhD lecturer who deals with large classes)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My interviewer and I had a difference of opinion on the relationships surgeons have with their patients and how patients are affected. I left with quite a bit to reflect on, and while I wasn't sure how well I handled it, I was accepted a week later, so I guess it went alright." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school, went over my AMCAS, mock interview (with video and feedback, best prep in my opinion)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amazing Center for Global Health and Diseases, small group dynamics, examination procedure, subsidized loans from Case that last through residency, variety of dual degree options" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Obnoxious SDN forum (it is tough to actually find information buried in there, but my student host assured me that those people are really few and far between at the school), tactlessness of the first years by eating and drinking all of the food and coffee left out for the interviewees, Cleveland isn't so rockin, large class size, run-down classrooms, I also was not impressed with the student interview (a second year who couldn't answer questions well, we also interviewed in the cafeteria...., I would have preferred to interview with a third or fourth year- someone with hospital rotation experience)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nada" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it's a great school with a great program. I left with a very positive impression and I would not be surprised to find myself there next year. And the Admissions staff were uber friendly and welcoming." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Chicago (layover), Cleveland

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/11/2010

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

9 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?

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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It was a bit annoying that when the interviewees came back to the office from the first round of interviews the first year students came in and ate all the food and drank all the coffee that was left out for us. Pretty tacky." Report Response

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