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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"Specific questions about grades in classes" Report Response

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

"What needs to be done to improve our healthcare system." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you anticipate having difficulty with the coursework in medical school or do you feel prepared? (student interviewer)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the biggest problem with healthcare? How should we fix it? And if that doesn't work? And if that doesn't work?.......She just kept asking until there was nothing else to say. She also answered three phone calls during the intervies, which were just casual calls and really unprofessional." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, the website and the application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Technology and the secretary in the admissions office is friendly" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"IF YOU HAVE AN ACCEPTANCE TO ANOTHER SCHOOL, DO NOT BOTHER GOING TO THIS INTERVIEW. The interviewer was rude and condescending and the location is horrible. Believe me, I went there with an open mind, but was really disappointed. Also, the student interviewer told me to go to the school that I was already accepted and he did not seem very happy there. Also, the PIL and IFM students seem to not like each other's programs. And last but not least, COST." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had called the admissions office and asked about the grading system when I was deciding to interview and was told it is honors, pass, fail. When we were there, we found out it is a 5 tiered system. Also, the students are sent out to locations all over the state for 3rd and 4th year, which makes school more difficult." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you have a female psychiatrist interview you, who also coordinates some academic programs, expect a rude interview. The other student who interviewed with her, had the same experience that I did." Report Response

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