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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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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)?

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"What motivates your Dad in medicine today (my father is a physician)?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about xxxxx. (Activities, employment, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the best part of your job? (I'm an RA)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most difficult part of your job? (I'm an RA)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"checked interview feedback, got a good sleep :-)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities (hospitals) are INCREDIBLY nice!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"tuition is high, 60% acceptances must be Ohio residents, teaching building is fairly old and depressing-looking, you need a car in later years, cost of living is seemingly high for a city of this size" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is a good 20 minute drive from downtown -- leave plenty of time because Euclid Rd. is chock-full of traffic lights that are seemingly stuck on red." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview at Case followed what probably was my favorite school so far, so a bit of a letdown was expected. It was my first trip to Cleveland, and I have to say, as a town, it's a nice place. CWRU is located right on the undergrad campus and nextdoor to nursing and dental schools. My interview was with a PhD who teaches, and I have to say, she was a wonderful interviewer. Corny as it sounds, I think she really "brought out the best" in me as far as being able to highlight my achievements and leading me down roads that played specifically to my strengths. Basically, it was the ideal interview and she was quite forthcoming with her opinion of the students (surprise: it was far more neutral than positive) at the school. The interview was supposed to last for an hour, but was waning about 30 minutes in. I asked her a few questions and ended up talking to her for another 20 minutes or so. The interview was followed by a tour and lunch. The tour guide was an 4th year MD/PhD who the admissions rep had to call that morning to take care of us. He seemed a bit tired/stressed and perhaps out of it, but he did his best for us. He did answer all of our questions (and we had a lot) but he didn't seem particularly excitied about much of anything the school had to offer. It was a far cry from the other schools I have seen where students are scarily eager to show you around. He did an acceptable job, though. It is worth noting that the hospitals seem to be first-rate and are amazingly asthetically pleasing. Some downsides: the classroom building is depressive, you will need a car for your 3rd and 4th year curricula, and the cost of living (one of our interviewees was a resident) is higher than you would expect for a city of this size. Tuition is high but it "includes" the cost of a mandatory laptop which is used extensively in the cirriculum. Overall, it was a good (but not a great) interview -- perhaps just not the best fit for me. Definitly worth a look though, especially if you are an OH resident." Report Response

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