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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?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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 Drexel? What will you bring to the medical community?" Report Response

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

"Describe a situation that really stressed you out and how you coped with it and what the outcome was." Report Response

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

"You obviously went to an amazing school, but got a lower GPA relative to most med school applicants -- how do you feel about that?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about needle exchange programs? (and "why are manhole covers circular?")" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to come to Drexel, as opposed to any of the other schools in Philadelphia?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked at SDN, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Puglia, the head of PIL, gave us a talk that bowled me over. It really inspired me and reminded me why I decided to get into this crazy process to begin with. Also, the students were friendly and the facilities were very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"High-school-ish feel. Big class size. I'm sure it's a fine education, but it doesn't feel like it would be something I'd look back on with fondness. There's not a real sense of community, just 250 individuals who all live off-campus and sort of know each other." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they would stress "WHY DREXEL???" and that we'd have so much time to ourselves." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was all right. My faculty interviewer was nice and we had a good conversation. My student interviewer was also nice enough. I don't know, there just didn't seem to be a rich intellectual tradition there -- it seemed like it would be perfectly fine to go to school there, but you better have a separate support network." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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