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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


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?

30 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 Case / Cleveland?" Report Response

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

"Examples of research? Shadowing docs?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Examples of Community service?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, SDN Interview feedback, talking with my host Med students. Staying with a host was EXTREMELY helpful. They gave me much more insight into the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school was extremely impressive. The interview day is very well organized, everything seems crisp and well put together. The students I stayed with seemed really happy with the program, and the doctors I talked with seemed very proud to be where they are at. I also liked the IQ groups that Case uses, rather than a solely lecture based teaching style. Finally, the curriculum seems great. Access to amazing hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, anyone?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cleveland isn't the greatest, but it's not nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Any urban city has its issues. I am really bummed about how flat northern Ohio is. Some of the facilities weren't as nice as I would have liked. I'm not too sure about the delay in learning anatomy, as well as the apparent lack of anatomy focus. Also, not sure how the research requirement will pan out." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt prepared" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You have two interviews. First is with a student (closed file), the other is with a faculty that sits on the admissions board (open file, though mine said he looked at my file after the interview). When my student interviewer brought me into their commons room to find some seats to talk, I commented on their ping-pong table. He asked "you play ping-pong" I said "yes, blah blah" and we had the interview while playing ping pong. Sadly, I lost 11-13. The faculty interview was very laid back, and conversational. This is a great school overall. My tour guide seemed like a total d-bag. He represents the a-hole surgeon that has no patient skills, and I will be discouraged to work with. He just seemed really blaise about the school in general." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They were extremely fast at getting back to me. They were one of the last schools I submitted second" Report Response

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