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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 you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why 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 your job experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All of the questions were directed towards my application except a)Why do you want to be a doctor? b)Why Drexel? c) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you take the MCAT twice?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications, talked to Drexel students and friends who had interviewed there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Drexel has a really unique curricular track you can take called PIL (Program in Integrated Learning). It seems to allow for a lot of flexibilty in your schedule while also giving you a lot of responsibility for directing your own learning within a small peer group. It's based on a PBL model. Also, Drexel's facilities are very nice--high tech, modern, and wireless. Students were very friendly and the admissions staff were very helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had underestimated how much I would hate Drexel's location. While it is outside of the city (of Philadelphia), it still has a high crime rate and there seems to be little to do in East Falls. My student host chose to live in a gated community with 24 hour security because she feels safer that way. Students grumble about having to take the shuttle or trains into the city, and I think it would be very difficult to go to Drexel if you didn't have your own car. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Over half of students invited to interview are offered admission. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were two interviews, one with an admissions committee member (either a clinician or one of several people who work in the admissions department) and the other over lunch with a student. The first interview is more formal, open-file, and in the office of your interviewer. The second interview is in the cafeteria with a student. It's much more laid back, closed file, and you will have many opportunities to ask questions about student life. Overall, the interview is very low stress, with the interviewers friendly and affable and open to questions. This is not the kind of interview you need to stress out about, and as long as you can talk reasonably articulately about your experiences, you should be fine!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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