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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?

2 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 did you transfer from [an ivy league] College to a [less reputable] school?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any other questions for me?" Report Response

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

"He seemed very interested in talking about Iraq and the Bush administration." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Explain to me what relationships you see between the different world religions (I love religion and the humanities)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What's your opinion on the Bush administration's involvement in Iraq?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview; Following the news; SDN website; Case's website; Talking to students from Case" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Diverse student body; Fancy hospitals; Flexibility of the educational program; Emphasis on dual degrees" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The MPH program is not CEPH (Council on Educ. for Pub. Health) certified; High tuition; Some students seem to take the flexible program as a free ride; Poor public transportation in Cleveland; Case's relationship with the Cleveland Clinic??" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Competitive relationship between the Cleveland Clinic and the University Hospitals...." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was with a professor in the Dept. of Pharmacology. It was pretty low stress and conversational, and there weren't any surprises. The students were also helpful and enthusiastic, for the most part. The atmosphere felt pretty progressive to me, which I thought was great. While the MD/PhD programs also sound great, I have reservations about the MD/MPH program because of its lack of CEPH accreditation." Report Response

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