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  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"If you had $5 million dollars for any kind of research, where/how would you spend it?" Report Response

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

"Describe a time someone disappointed you. What happened and how did you respond?" Report Response

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

"Describe an instance when you had to ask for an extension on a project or assignment for whatever reason. What happened and how did you ask your professors for the extension?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a student isn't working well with you and you give them feedback but they still do not change, what would you do? (with the background that CCLCM is huge on giving and receiving feedback in lieu of tests and grades)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a time when you had to look at things from another cultural or socioeconomic perspective (he clarified "any time you had to see things from a different lens" since he thought this was a curve-ball question)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my application and made sure I understood my research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How laid back the day was, and I absolutely loved touring Cleveland Clinic. Ups the game. I also actually really enjoyed my interviews, especially the ones with the faculty. Interviews are nerve-wracking but the interview room is small (so it felt cozy despite the white walls and modern furniture). The group activity was also fun (mock PBL session)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There isn't much that was negative. I guess I thought the program provides a full ride but they provide full tuition, and you take care of living expenses. However, I did learn that 5 out of 32 matriculates gets the Dean's scholarship which is an additional scholarship that covers living expenses, so those 5 students do get a full ride." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My experience may be different from others since we get different faculty. But I wasn't asked about my research in depth as I expected. The faculty were MD and did not seem to understand or care for the nitty gritty details. They asked about it but it didn't feel like they cared for asking follow-up questions that really focused on the science." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Absolutely wonderful interview day. Really relaxed. I'm lucky that I had this as my first interview in the cycle. Relax and tell them how amazing you are!" 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?

4-6 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?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

I stayed at an airbnb about a 12 minute walk from the HEC

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

8 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?

8 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Absolutely keep the tour of Cleveland Clinic in the interview schedule regardless of the weather, since most of the tour is inside the hospital anyways. On my interview day we toured the clinic but there was talk beforehand of possibly skipping it because of rain. Seeing the clinic definitely added dimension to my impression of the program." Report Response

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