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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"How would you solve some of healthcare's current problems?" Report Response

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

"What other schools did you apply to? How will you decide if you get into all of them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you were on rounds and an attending yelled at you for a mistake in front of all your peers?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Medical school is very difficult. Do you think you can really handle it? The question itself wasn't that hard, but after I explained why I thought I could handle it (I thrive in academically challenging situations, I'm good at prioritizing what is important to me, I have a good support network), he said, "Yeah, great. But do you really think you can handle it? It seemed as though he didn't think I could, which didn't make sense considering my stats and my academic record." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my essays, looked at Case's website, read SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything except the interview itself. I love the program. Being matched with a pregnant patient first year is amazing. The elective program is really flexible and open. You can apply to the MPH program after you enroll. Students seem really happy and unstressed. The Dean is AMAZING! He's so excited and happy to have his job. Hmmm... Yeah, everything about the actual school was impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer was challenging. He disagreed with me on almost every answer I gave and dismissed a lot of my reasoning. I wasn't prepared for this after hearing how relaxed Case interviews are supposed to be. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I'd known that the Primary Care Track doesn't really exist anymore. I guess Case decided that everyone should be learning the things that PCT taught, so it isn't necessary. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Even though my interview was very stressful, the day was great. The other people in my interview group were sociable, and the students were welcoming. After my bad interview, I thought that I'd blown my chances, but I just received an acceptance letter today, so I guess not! It's possible that the guy I interviewed with just likes to push people to see how they react. Anyway, Case is one of my top two choices (tied with University of Rochester), so I now have to decide which one to go to! It's nice to be in this position." Report Response

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