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  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"research: explain it. what do the results show? how might this be useful? how was the experience meaningful? etc." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"explain your ideal learning style. why do you think that works best for you? in what situations have you experience that benefit?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"random questions about how i work with groups, how i deal with authority, etc etc. although i was asked many questions (back -to-back hour long interviews), it was mainly standard stuff. not really intense or challenging at any point." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"i can't remember exactly, but it had to do with music (i'm a cellist). it wasn't some fuddy questions about "why do you like playing?" it led to an interesting conversation." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"something to the effect of "what qualities of the U.S. and Canadian healthcare systems would you combine to design a more effective system than the ones currently in place?" (yikes!)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"went over my research VERY thoroughly, read cclcm's brochure and website, went over application, contacted admissions a few times beforehand to ask questions (hey, there weren't any existing students to ask at that point!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"facilities, the more-professional-than-academic feel of the place, the caliber and magnitude of research and ground-breaking patient care that goes on there!, the really unique teaching methods and curricular aspects, etc" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"cleveland is no crown jewel... but, that small negative was dwarfed by the overwhelming positives this school had to offer. (i went to school in chicago for 4 years, so the weather would not be enough to deter me)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i think i just had a lot of things clarified, such as in curricular aspects and how the evaluations and advising systems would work. since it was a brand new school, not all of the details were clear on the website." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is definitely one of the most amazing places out there to gain a medical eduation. At the same time, it's not for everyone. CCLCM is an ideal school for someone who wants to incorporate research into his/her medical career without going through the rigor of obtaining a PhD. I really like the idea that the school is aiming to produce a unique breed of physician researchers. Although there were not yet any current students, I did not question that this place will be greatly successful. I liked the fact that it is a new school - that creates lots of initiatives for students to start things up and to have a hand in the direction that the school will ultimately steer it's graduates. In any case, I did not end up getting in last year (made it as far as the hold list). I am, however, interviewing again this year, so I'm still holding out for an acceptance. I have no doubt that this school is a perfect fit for my interests. This is definitely one worth checking out." Report Response

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