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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why did you choose to attend [my undergraduate institution]? Why do you want to become a physician? If I asked your friend to describe you, how would they describe you?" Report Response

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

"What is something that surprised you about medicine? What are some of the challenges you'll face in becoming a doctor/as a doctor?" Report Response

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

"How did you hear about Case Western? How will you manage your time as a medical student?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are two of your favorite classes that you've taken?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is an example of a time where you received criticism?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, read over application and my research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new Health Education Building is absolutely incredible. The architect for it was the same guy who designed the new Apple Campus, and you can definitely tell. It is super futuristic, the classrooms are amazing, and the technology is so cool. The IQ curriculum seems super beneficial, and it gives students a ton of flexible time. School is located next to four incredible hospitals, including one of the best hospitals in the whole country." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This is the first year they're doing two weeks of crash course anatomy with cadavers and then moving to an augmented reality anatomy for the rest of the pre-clinical years. This is super cool, and a lot of money went into it, but I think it is yet to be seen how this will be for students in the long term. Also, Cleveland isn't the best city there is lol." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You might get stuck with both of your interviews in the afternoon, like I did. This just added a little stress to my day as I had to eat lunch and go on the tour without having done either of my interviews yet." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is incredible, the facilities are brand new and state-of-the-art, and the hospitals nearby are top-notch. True pass/fail curriculum with no ranking makes for a non-competitive environment, and the students here seem very happy." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


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

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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?

6 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?

10 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?

"Maybe standardize the student tours a bit more. My tour was only 20-30 minutes long, whereas the other tour group got a full 50 minutes and I'm sure they saw a bit more." Report Response

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