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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What type of research would you like to do, & have you considered a dual-degree program?" Report Response

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

"What specialties are you considering?" Report Response

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

"Do you know anyone here at Case at the medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None really -- everything was very open-ended & based on the materials that I'd turned in. It was more like a conversation." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why aren't you using your degrees? (I have a BS in biochem and EMT-B certification and I do clerical work at a doctor's office.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this site, reviewed my app and the SOM's website, mock interviews (one with a friend and one with a friend of my parents' who interviews for a different med school)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities, the enthusiasm of everyone that i spoke with, the innovative programs" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the school got a new dean about a year ago and things are in transition -- a lot of the things that people talked about were prefaced with *tentative*, *planned*, or *possible*..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"One, that everyone would be so nice -- this was my first interview and I literally worried myself sick beforehand. Second, that things really are changing. For the 2005 entering class, they've gotten rid of fixed tuition, instituted a 4-month research requirement, and have extended the PCT to all students regardless of their focus. They're also starting to concentrate more on community service/public health while still focusing heavily on research." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I'll preface this by saying that Case was my first choice even before the interview, but I loved it, and the day was great. They have a lot of new facilities and innovative programs, and the students and faculty were awesome. Also, we talked to the deans of the school and of the admissions department rather than people who didn't play a major role." Report Response

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