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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"What other professions have you considered? What led you to your decision to pursue a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Drexel?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If, for some reason, you didn't get into medical school, what other profession would you like to pursue?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, school's admissions brochure, and AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The technology at the school is great, way beyond the other schools I have been to. The Program for Integrated Learning looks very interesting. The school is located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where living is much more affordable than in the city." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students in the two separate curriculums have little to know interaction with each other. Many of the students said that they didn't know a single person in the other curriculum." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview would be at a hospital in center city Philadelphia, ten miles away from the school. That the medical school is not actually anywhere near the Drexel Campus, which is in downtown Philadelphia." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewees met in a room in the admissions office and were given a presentation by one of the admissions staff about the history of the school, the curricula, and financial aid. We were then given a tour of the school. After the tour we had our faculty interviews. I had to ride a shuttle to the hospital in Philadelphia, where I met my interviewer. The interview was very relaxed and conversational. After the faculty interview, I went back to the main campus and had lunch and my interview with a student. This interview was really laidback, she didn't even really ask me any questions, we just kind of talked about the school and what it's like to live in Philadelphia. Finally, we had an information session to tell us a little bit more about the PIL program." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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