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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What is something that surprised you about medicine?" Report Response

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

"Is there anything else you would like to let me and the admissions committee know?" Report Response

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

"What brings you here to Case? Why Case?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see that you are a co-author on a paper. Walk me through the process of how you go about putting together a paper. Where do you begin? What sections do you write first? etc." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is something that physicians struggle with that you've witnessed in person in your shadowing experiences. (particularly difficult because I know and have read a lot about what physicians struggle with, but I haven't seen much of it in person)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application and researched the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How laid back the day was" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One student who ate lunch with my group was too laid back and cursed left and right. She was also very loud and dominated the conversation. Unfortunately she gave me a negative impression of Case." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have a set list of about 11 questions that they have to ask you, so it felt less like a conversation. The interviewer also interjected clarifying/more questions while I was still talking. Made it feel a little less relaxing. Also wish I knew that everything happens in their new HEC building (all classes and small-group activities). The building's all white with almost no other colors. Very modern,"beautiful", and minimalist in a sense, but it felt very sterile with not much personality. I felt homesick for whatever reason when I walked around that building." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Case is a great school if you don't mind being one in a large student body. I am used to a small environment and did not feel "special" there so to speak." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

CLE

Where did you stay?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

I stayed at an airbnb about a 12 minute walk from the HEC

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

4 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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"One admissions officer emailed me back addressing me with a completely wrong name (though same first letter) after we had already been emailing back and forth. Felt impersonal, but I understand they're dealing with a lot of people and emails. I also strongly urge the admissions to tell the Case students who are eating lunch with interviewees to be professional and not to curse. It left me with a bad impression of the school and I did not feel inspired by one of the students because of how much she talked, completely overspeaking the other Case student at the table." Report Response

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