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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by WSUreds, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. WSUreds

    WSUreds Senior Member 15+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2001
    Anyone here interview at Case yet? I have one right after the new year and just wanted to hear some of yall's opinions'.
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  3. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned Banned

    Nov 5, 1999
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Case can kiss my ass, as choker would say :D

    I have their rejection letter hanging on my wall. They didnt even bother to offer an interview.

    Oh well in all seriousness (I'm not really that bitter I understand that schools are looking for different things) I'm sure its a great program.

    I've heard of several people on this forum getting interviews there and a couple of acceptances. I'm sure they'll respond to your post shortly.
  4. WSUreds

    WSUreds Senior Member 15+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2001
    Case be looking for us Ohians.
  5. I can't think of a name

    I can't think of a name Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2001

    I have interviewed at Case and I really liked the school! The interview day is really laid back, so don't worry about it. You interview with one faculty member, and the interview is supposed to last about 1/2 to 1 hour. I didn't personally get asked any real challenging questions...the interviewer just seemed really interested in learning more about what I had written down in my application and giving me information on the school. You also have a tour of the school, a talk with current students, a talk from financial aid people, and lunch.

    I really liked the atmosphere and the attitude of the school...come prepared with questions because there is tons of time to ask them. Good luck!

  6. Case was great. Really liked it. I interviewed with the Chairman of Surgery there and he was chill about the whole time. I liked the area where is located.

    Dont sweat it... they are cool.
  7. WSUreds

    WSUreds Senior Member 15+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2001
    Did anyone have Dr. Jonathan Schaffer?
  8. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    the hospital
    I had Dr. Shaffer(sp?) here's how things played out.... He told me that I was a perfect match for his school, and that I'd thrive at CWRU. Their HOLD letter is buried somewhere on my table.
  9. Mage

    Mage Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2001
    I interview there near the end of the month...I have Dr. Jerry something... (yes, I'll remember his name by the time I interview ;) ).

    Edit: I meant end of Jan.
  10. I had the same experience as UCLA2000 except I had Dr. Jerry Shuck. All he could say was how impressed he was with my letters of rec and my MCAT and my work experience and my volunteer experience and how CWRU would be a place that I could really thrive in and beyond in the field of medicine. I got put on HOLD also. So who knows... unless you get handed the acceptance letter during the interview.... you will probably be surprised with their correspondance.
  11. kmy

    kmy Member 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2001
    I interviewed on October 23rd and got my acceptance Oct.31st. I also work at Case and went to undergrad there so when you find out who is interviewing you can feel free to email me or post and maybe I'll know something about them. As for any questions about Case in general, feel free to post those as well. Essentially, although "laid back" is thrown around a lot when trying to sell a med school, I think Case seriously fits the term - which is weird for one of the more prestigious medical schools. To be honest, the facilities aren't too pretty (no windows for the most part etc.) but they are pretty high tech in the classroom and offer a lot of clinical exposure from the beginning with electives and the "follow a pregnant lady" opportunity in the first year. Anyways, if you have any more specific questions post or email and I would be happy to help.
  12. leorl

    leorl Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2001
    I'm also a Case undergrad but associate a lot with the med school. The students are really sound, nice, down-to-earth. And the profs really go out of their way to try to help and instill knowledge. As far as Case interviewing only Ohioans...I don't think that's it. They're trying to draw in more diversity as a whole campus and I know of a few out-of-staters who've gotten interviews...but not many. GOOD LUCK WITH the interviews and hopeful acceptances :) .

    I have to agree that the facilities are rather 1970's blockish and whoever did floor coloring and building design probably was on drugs. I've had to redirect lost interviewees who ended up in the anatomy lab rather than the front entrance, probably not a very pleasant welcome :) .

    Oh, and Cleveland weather is not so nice...
  13. Dylann FMD

    Dylann FMD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    I just got my acceptance letter from Case today, so I have a very high opinion on it right now!

    As far as out of state interviews, when i was there they said the people they interview is roughly 45% in state, 55% out of state, while they try to get their class to be 60% in-state, 40% out-of-state. The original applicant pool has many more out-of-staters (like 80%), so they try to cut some of the out-of-staters at each step. There are also real quick about the decision process--I was just there two weeks ago! That is very nice! What a Christmas present!
  14. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    I had Dr. Schaffer, too. I was from UCLA. I didn't get the same positive feedback as the other two bruins got, but I had the same result. Put on Hold. Maybe they do that to out of staters.
  15. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Case served me with my first and only rejection thus far. I have quite a few interviews and got accepted to an out-of-state school that accepts a much lower proportion of out-of-state students than Case. So to those of you that had/have interviews and or got accepted to Case, congrats! I guess I wasn't a match for the school.

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