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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"If there were no careers in medicine available, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"Tell me how your experiences teaching Karate will enable you to be a better physician? Also, what belts do you have?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (ick, I hate this question, so open-ended.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you think The Odyssey still appeals to readers? (I wrote an essay about it)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Besides dropping out of college, what do you feel was your greatest disappointment? (This was specific to my situation and he took away my prepared answer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback, practiced mock interview questions, read application, stressed out a lot as this was my first interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are incredible, and I didn't even get to see the nicer hospitals that they rotate through. The students, staff, and faculty were all very nice throughout the day. Very organized day for us to see a good amount of things. I liked the faculty interview because it was very conversational. The curriculum is very well planned and the medical students are happy about it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Thought I might get mugged while waiting for the subway to go to the school. The student interview was very hard to read, and she was the one person I met that didn't seem happy there which clashed badly with my exhuberance towards the school. It was also very f'ing cold in Cleveland. We're talking 4 degree wind chill factor." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The roads are all salted and frosty, so I wish I had brought another pair of shoes to wear getting there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really thought Case Western was a very nice school that no one seems to know much about. They have a great research program and some of the best hospitals in the nation to do rotations at. Everyone that I met was incredibly nice and relaxed probably because the first two years are pass/fail with no class ranking system. Case Western is my first choice school, so I wish I had gotten another interview with a different school for practice. They appear to read a lot more into your application than just gpa and mcat which is probably why I got the interview, and their admissions committee lets you know very quickly about your decision. I sure hope mine is good." 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?

7+ 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?


How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta Inn near airport

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?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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