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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?

8 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)?

"Have I ever been in a situation where one team member was slacking." Report Response

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

"What if a friend asked you to sign them in because they were running late." Report Response

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

"How will you handle being with students who are much younger than you" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Lots of interesting personal questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Very relaxed interview (I've had many before this one). Be VERY comfortable and prepared to talk about what research you have done for one faculty interview. AND be prepared to talk about your interest in CCLCM in particular. Also, critically review any teamwork situations you have experienced (good and bad)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN! Got to e-mail a couple of CCLCM students. Asked direct and relevant questions to some students with similar backgrounds off line from SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Lots, besides being the most beautiful hospital complex I have ever laid eyes on." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"EDIT 11/01/09: I have some distance between my interview and now to post. OK, so although I wasn't so bothered by it, I think several of my co-interviewees were put-off by the tours of the laboratories. Since this was before the interviews, I know many people couldn't relax and were a little fidgety. On the other hand, I am sure it is a logistical nightmare to get tours of a couple labs for every group that comes through. In addition, the tours are not necessarily in areas of interest to the interviewees, so I think they try and keep the lab tours basic. So I both appreciate what the adcom is doing, but at the same time understand why some were put-off by it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"STAY AT THE EITHER INTERCONTINENTAL, THEY BOTH ARE AWESOME (not the guesthouse, I can't recommend that, don't know anything about it). But remember, they nickel and dime you for parking and you should get into the habit of tipping the valet, etc. (for the younger folks out there), so even though it is a nice rate, plan your expenses accordingly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"To write about CCF and CCLCM is just a practice in writing superlatives. I feel like I'd fit in, the research is exciting and the culture is second-to-none for the phyician investigator in training. 2 faculty and 1 student interview. Student is the first and only 30 mins. It is closed file for the student interviewer. He knows only your name, your school, and maybe where you grew up. That's it. One faculty interviewer will focus on your research." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Intercontinental Suites

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"EDIT: OK...I have been forced to admit that I didn't like the coffee that was provided" Report Response

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