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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What other schools did you apply to? What wre your criteria in determing which medical schools you wanted to go to (i.e. Why Case?)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How do you learn? Do you like lectures? Would you do well in a group-learning environment? What do you think would be the hardest for you to adjust to in a no-lecture teaching style?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What religion are you/What is your background? (But he only asked me this b/c he thought I looked Egyptian Coptic and they have a big following in Cleveland, which is unique to the city). The interviews in general were very conversational and laid back - totally low stress." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"You said you want a family, so how do you plan on managing your personal life as a physician? and How would you deal with an alpha-male group member who thought he was always right and wouldnt stop talking? (the learning there is mostly in small groups)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the interview q's on this feedback forum, wrote them all down, and had someone ask me them. Also, I read all of the info on CCLCM I could get off of their website. Re-read my AMCAS application, my secondary essays, and my research paper. BTW, they asked all of the same questions that other ppl already listed on this forum." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Cleveland Clinic has a ton of money. Their buildings are new and swanky, each student gets a tablet laptop, free printing/photocopying at the school, wifi everywhere, etc. The hospital is HUGE and very impressive. The students were all obviously really smart and very happy - I only heard good things from them. Everyone in Cleveland is really nice, and the cost of living is cheap. You can get a 1 bedroom apartment for less than $600. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Literally, the ONLY drawback is that Cleveland kind of sucks. Its kind of cold and snows a lot, but all of the buildings are connected with walkways so thats not too bad. You never even have to go outside. Basically, Cleveland as a city is pretty run down, but they do have cool places to hang out, its just not like DC or NY. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have to have a car. Public transportation isnt that great, plus the neighborhoods around the school aren't safe so you can't walk. Also, while Cleveland is kind of run down and very brown, grey, and flat, about 30 minutes east there are a ton of state parks and its very green/hilly. Apparently, the city itself is the start of the midwest plains. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview, and I felt like the whole thing went very well. It was very laid back, everyone was really nice. The students there were all really smart. Some were more ''gunners'' than others, but there were definately some very cool, laid-back students (I'm a beer and wings kinda gal). Oh, and b/c the classes are in a clinical building, you have to dress professionally, even just to go to class or the library (slacks, collared shirt, etc." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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