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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about your research (which was asked by both of my interviewers)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about how you grew up (a nice way of asking to explain my disadvantaged status)" Report Response

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

"How did the classes at (top tier school X)compare to (No-name state school Y)? I had went to a no-name undergrad and a top-tier school for grad school" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell be about your childhood" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Interviewer asked if I was familiar with some post-translational modification on a protein I which I replied with I don't know..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced reciting my answers out-loud, especially explaining my research in a clear manner, practiced in front of the mirror (to work on getting rid of my nervous mannerisms), also worked out responses to a lot of commonly asked questions. Basically it's a process of knowing yourself well and being able to articulate that clearly." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilites...the LRI is amazing, as well as the libraries and classrooms. Tee Cleveland Clinic is well funded and it shows..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The 2 hours of walking. The first is a tour of the research facility (which I didn't mind). The second tour was of the clinical facilites...interesting, but I don't feel that I gained much from the experience. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I should have finished my bagel before the talks started because I was hungry by 10:30." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great. The interview day was well organized and you were immediately made to feel welcome. AS someone said before, the dean sits down with all of us at the begining and brings up things he found interesting on our application. Sort of nerve-racking but fun. I'm glad the interviews were after lunch because by that time, I worked out all of my nervous energy with all that walking. My first interview was very research oriented, but very conversational, while the other mostly focused on personal stuff. THese interviews were not confrontational at all. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I can only hope that my future interviews go just as well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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