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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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)?

"Is there anything you want to ask me? (This was one of the first things he asked)" Report Response

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

"A lot of specific questions about my research." Report Response

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

"How do you see yourself fitting with Case?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I dunno. It was all stuff related to my AMCAS application." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"He asked if I knew the name of the guy who discovered this family of proteins. It was related to my research, but I had no idea." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked over my AMCAS application, read an article that my interviewer wrote, and made sure I understood the school's basic info (curriculum, etc.)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the students seemed very relaxed and at ease with everything. The second-years had a huge exam the next day, but they were not nearly as stressed as I would've thought. The pass/fail system for the first two years keeps the anxiety low." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It seems that a lot of students are less than enthusiastic about Cleveland, but they said the school itself makes up for it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You don't have to apply to most of Case's joint degree programs until after you're accepted to their MD program." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview went long (2 hours), but most last in between a half hour and an hour. It was incredibly laid-back, and it was pretty much just a get-to-know-you session. This was my first interview, but the format was very stress-free and made the whole experience pretty enjoyable. I got the impression that Case cares a lot for its students and is very receptive to comments/complaints by the student body. Everyone seemed very happy." Report Response

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