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  • Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Shreveport
Individual Feedback 3 66 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 55
Negatively 6
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.66 64

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 49

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 45

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 7
25 minutes 10
30 minutes 28
35 minutes 6
40 minutes 6
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 5

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 64
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 63
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 20
Closed file 40

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.70 64

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

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for leisure or to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If, at the end of the semester, you are not in the top 20%, what do you do to improve your perfomance" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with not being at the top of your class in medical school, after being at the top in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say are your negative qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best friend like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"More of a conversation that incorporated indirect questions from the interviewer throughout the dialogue. Everything flowed well and was not Question>Answer>Q>A..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions. More of a conversation than a question and answer session." More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? How did you find medicine as a career? Explain this experience and what prompted you to do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your upbringing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I've read your file, but I want you to summarize it all for me in your own words. Highlight the things that are most important to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to med school? of course" More from this Member | Report Response

"What lead you to a decision to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like movies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? When did you decide that you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep up with what's going on in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you retake the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies, what do you enjoy doing to get away from school work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up living in Louisiana? (I grew up in NY state, my husband is in the military)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were more of a conversation, than being asked specific questions. I was surprised how relaxing the whole thing was." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when school gets stressful? How do you chill out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What/who motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What bad habits did you change to become a good student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is unique about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you grow up? What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start with your earliest memory and give me an autobiography of your life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why did you pick your undergrad? What kind of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have the necessary social network to get through med school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"when did you first realize you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most difficult experience and how did you deal with it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your support group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what entertaining TV shows do you watch; what popular (as opposed to classical, I assume) books have you read" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you bring to LSU-S?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If, at the end of the next semester, you are not in the top 20% but in the bottom 20%, what do you do then?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you enjoy outside of your academic pursuits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you would make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply early decision at LSUHSC-S?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your wife will handle the experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What areas of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems might you encounter in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress and/or stressful circumstances?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents? Tell me about your major and school? Do you really want to be a doctor? Tell me honestly your mcat and gpa so I can know how hard I will have to fight for you to be accepted by the committee!!??" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Shreveport?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor outside of helping people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What's your favorite movie/book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define the word ''giver''?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the hardest thing about medicical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your moral compass in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to you to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else is there I should know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of physician do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my resume, experiences, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the school's curriculum? Do you have any concerns about medical school (workload, housing, etc)? What do you do if you're not accepted to the school this time? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you are well-prepared for medical school? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about this item on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you major in Philosophy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the war?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you travelled abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your main motivation to become a doctor? Why this profession and no others affliated with medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the problem last year? Were you surprised you weren't accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the support your family offers, and the role each member plays. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of exposure have you had to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What do you offer to LSU-S?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion, what is the most controversial issue in medicine at this time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your experience at your undergrad school? Did you like the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (this was a very common one...obviously) What have you been doing since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who were your role models growing up? Tell me about your undergrad school. What clinical experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what has been the most difficult situation you have had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked all about my research and volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you planned to finance your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your autobiography." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you envision yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your support network -- that was a very common question!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is something unique about yourself that no one else has in common?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspects of medicine interest you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They picked out specific things from my resume and asked me about a few of my specific extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing do I need to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to this institution that is unique?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had unlimited money for 1 year, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your heroes? What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain some of the weaknesses on your application (grades and such). How did you cope with your loss in hurricane Rita and still manage to achieve in school. Basically they wanted to know all about you so be your self and answer honestly!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I do, to get you to come to this school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with Shreveport? Have you been here before? What are you experiences with the city or with the medical center?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when your stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(All the rest were your normal med school interview questions; nothing tricky)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How sure are you that you will be successful in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you're not accepted to any schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about medicine really draws you in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply/ want to go to LSU-shreveport?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress? What do you do when you're not studying? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you try to take on more leadership positions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your major accomplishments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both asked about my family/support structure for dealing with stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your best qualities and give examples of when you demonstrated these qualities to benefit others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since last year to improve your credentials?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When that horse kicked you, did you want to kill it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something that you're proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you anticipate any obstacles that would prevent you from completing med school? What kind of support network do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? Tell me about your research...clinical experience...volunteer...blah, blah..." More from this Member | Report Response

"When is it appropriate to turn away a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself? What motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? Tell me what you bring to the field of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you currently reading? " More from this Member | Report Response

"did you go to the sugarbowl game?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine are you interested in going in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you contributed a part of yourself to society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself, your family " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your favorite gift you've ever given?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there one thing in your life you're especially proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if it were impossible for you to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately? We both happened to just have read the same book and were big fans of the author. This was asked b/c I mentioned reading as a hobby on my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite any 5 people, living or dead, to dinner, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem you see with regards to the current healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had unlimited money for 1 year, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more of a conversation than a laundry list of questions so it's hard to pinpoint one. They were truly interested in getting to know each applicant so every interview ended up focusing on different things." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me honestly your mcat and gpa so I can know how hard I will have to fight for you? Name one thing about yourself that is unique (that no one else at the table can say about themselves)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't do medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your upbringing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would it take for you to come to Shreveport?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were out there. Got asked...fave book? what do you do when stressed? Tell me about this ___ experience (from AMCAS app)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define the word ''Giver''?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would it take to bring you to Shreveport? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I stay in shape?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something unique about yourself that no one else here can identify with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three nationally recognized doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was it moving from a metropolitan area to rural Louisiana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you eaten at the Black's Oyster Shop in Abbeville? *Imagine you're talking to one of your best friends*" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many times would you reapply before you gave up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the thing you're most proud of that you've never told anyone about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you left-handed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're accepted in New Orleans too, why would you come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you at the game this weekend? (LSU-Oregon State where their kicker missed the PAT)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Kennedy asked what the best present everyone had ever given." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in the Bronx?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can teach compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best Christmas present you have ever given and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that all of your clinical experiences are with children. Convince me that you want to be a doctor and not a teacher." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your hardest cross country practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Formula 1 racing and why you like it so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ever read any Kant? (I took a graduate philosophy class foolishly thinking it'd be easy) OR Ever been to Nick's bar in New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What person most inspired or motivated you to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you worked at a salvage yard I see?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your earliest memory...Nothing before 5? Really?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of thought process led you to choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Starting at your first memory, give me a chronological history of your life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what has been your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite classical music piece?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you expect something to prevent you from completing medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the biggest problems in the American health care system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer attempted to lead me into a discussion on the folk music of my home country. He had recently attended a concert and was willing to talk about it." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why Shreveport?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite gift you've ever given?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest challenge you've faced in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having had personal experience with the death of a family member, how did you cope and how will you know if you are ready if a similar experience occurs in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you think I should know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the questions were just about me so they weren't difficult, but I did get asked if there were any doctors whose research or accomplishments I admired." More from this Member | Report Response

"none of them...who knows you more than yourself so just relax and roll with the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you have failed in life and then overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue medicine outside of helping people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to pay for med school? Then the doctor said, ''You don't need money. All you need is a set a wheels and a place to live.'' :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you so much of a better applicant than the other 100 qualified applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the most important factor in you not being able to graduate in 4 years? What would be the most difficult thing about medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a medical career and not music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you over other qualified applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a struggle you endured and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no questions about health-care issues, war, hurricane, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Reading SDN prepared me well." More from this Member | Report Response

"So if medicine was so important to you a few years ago, why did you decide to try another career first?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw someone in your class cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something that you have done that embarrasses you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really difficult. I found everything pretty conversational and laidback. A lot of my questions I had prepared for using SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from the rest of the students applying, why should we pick you over the rest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince me that you want to go to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from the rest of the candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What impact on your family do you believe going to medical school will have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too hard, but "Tell me about a time when you failed at something or at time when you were disappointed with yourself."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something you have you done in your life that would give me evidence that you have the comittment it takes to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses? Why should I believe you are committed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethics question: "A woman comes into your office 6 months pregnant. You find out that if the baby is delivered at the end of the pregnancy, it will kill the mother. The mother wants to have an abortion. Leaving your opinion out of your answer, what act do you take as her physician if any at all?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have anything else to add? (at the end of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can survive medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you recommend the book you are currently reading (in my case Dante's Divine Comedy) to your peers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"during orientation with dr. kennedy, he asked us to say something "unique" about ourselves, and couldn't be something trivial." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What person has had the most profound influence on your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the 10 greatest healers of all time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LSU-Shreveport?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will have difficulties in medical school (my verbal score, he thought, was not compatible with my scores in the other sections)." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Wrote out talking points and practiced using them in conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other 5 interviews prior." More from this Member | Report Response

"Skimmed over my personal statement and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Answer these questions from SDN Interview Feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"went over all personal info I had; personal statement, all AMCAS info, etc. And I made sure to know about the makeup of the school and its curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, read my PS and AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback and researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"With the help of this website, I was able to see what questions other applicants were asked. I prepared possible answers to those questions, made sure that I knew my application thoroughly, and tried to find ways to calm myself down." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this site and reflected on why exactly I wanted to be a doctor and what direction I want to go in my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my application, read some of the info on this site, talked over possible questions and answers with friends/family." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed aamcas and my secondary. I also clicked around the website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my personal statement and reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review resume, practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, AMCAS app and personal essay, secondary essays, sdn info, friends who interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AMCAS app (bc they ask you qpecific questions about it), wrote out answers to possible questions and read them over" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read personal statement; this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school website, re-read AMCAS, SDN, re-read secondary and resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read websites, reviewed questions, and had a family member do a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed this website and others for possible interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Secondary, AMCAS, resume; found questions on internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, my personal statement & resume, talked with Dr. Kennedy " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my AMCAS (especially Personal Statement), Secondary application, Resume, Transcript (basically everything that they have on file). I also looked over the questions on this site and thought of key points for the answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my AMCAs application, did a mock interview at my university, researched questions on internet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS/Secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over personal statement and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement and secondary. Also consulted SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, re-read essays/apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at sample questions online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my application and used this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read my application and resume, read over my journal article" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the questions on this website, read general interview questions, knew my file backwards and forwards." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tried to relax as much as possible, read over personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read questions online, got a good night sleep, dressed well, and relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Slept well, clipped fingernails, shaved, shined shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read medical-related articles, looked over potential questions, went over my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my AMCAS application and secondary; got plenty of sleep; ate breakfast!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website and friends that go/went there." More from this Member | Report Response

"sleep, good breakfast, read my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up common questions on the internet. Answered them with key points...I did NOT memorize my responses. I wanted to be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Used this website, a book, and family and friends for questions and practice (a definite overkill for these interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS application, particularly the personal statement. The closed file interviewers have a copy of your personal statement, so be sure you know what's in it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read over amcas application, talked to current students there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over secondary, AMCAS, lots of med school questions from internet and freinds, medical news articles." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed secondary app, prepared for anticipated questions, looked @ SDN site, talked to friend that goes to school there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really didn't prepare much. This was the second time that I interviewed at this school so I had a very good idea of what kinds of questions I would be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good night sleep for the long drive (5hrs) to Shreveport." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my primary and secondary application several times" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through my secondary application, visited this web-site...rested and had a good breakfast the day of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school changes its methods based on student input and changing data" More from this Member | Report Response

"Free cookies" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone, from the students to the faculty to the staff, was incredibly friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The environment of the school was very relaxed and supportive. The students all seemed very happy, which I can't say for the other schools I've interviewed at. There's a Level 1 trauma center and St. Jude's affiliate children's hospital right on campus. One of my interviewers (a neurosurgeon) said that the students are vital to the operation of the whole medical center and aren't just flies on the wall. The standardized patients and systems-based curriculum are great things as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were so conversational. Everyone tried to make me feel comfortable. The admissions staff is extremely responsive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness of the interviewers, small class size and the fact that LSU-S is systems-based." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standardized patients, ER, how friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convenient campus, very friendly faculty and staff, students seemed very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very relaxed, having simply a nice conversation with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Video recorded lectures, in addition to podcasts, integrated systems curriculum was interesting, housing would be cheap, hospital directly tied to school building plus updated ER. Standardized patient rooms were all cool. Lots of pros to Shreveport, you just gotta go to see." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students impressed me with their enthusiasm and hospitality." More from this Member | Report Response

"The efficiency and kindness of the office and staff. Mrs. Hatcher is the nicest lady! and dr. Kennedy is very nice as well. They know your name and are very excited to have you there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Systems based curriculum seems like a good thing. The facilty is really great, especially the clinical skills lab and the sim lab. Also , everyone in Shreveport is very friendly. It is really easy to get around the city. In addition, they are really family oriented at this school, and they wil not give you a hard time if you are already married or have kids. In fact, they will do whatever they can to help you. Also, Shreveport may not be famous for its night-life like New Orleans is, but you can still have a good time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly staff and the fact that the school is connected to the hospital and other facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very welcoming" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of everyone there about the program, especially the administration. Seems like things are definately on the upswing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got lucky with the two most easy-to-talk-to doctors; they were so nice and relaxed and made me feel really comfortable. Dr. Kennedy was also very warm and kind; not uptight like I had heard. I really liked him a lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything except the drive up there." More from this Member | Report Response

"How great the facilities are, friendly the staff and Admissions committee is, and the fact that the Cancer center actually looks forward to getting students in there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very friendly and relaxed environment. Interviewers were movtivated and easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the interviewers were and how welcoming they were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very enthusiastic and wanted the interviewees to feel comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very low stress level" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two days after my interview, Dr. Kennedy personally called me on my cell phone on Thursday night to tell me that I was accepted. I thought that was very thoughtful. And everyone was EXTREMELY nice and friendly!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who gave the tour and the way Dr. Kennedy really tried to put everyone at ease before the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum is awesome -- best in the land; students were cool; only a few interviewees made it more personal" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were enthusiastic and went out of their way to answer questions or help you find your way around the school. Enviroment seemed very positive and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice research building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How interested the interviewers were in me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really friendly and willing to answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff of the institution. They were very friendly and eager to help in whatever way they could." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of the doctors who interviewed me were very friendly and easy to talk to. The stress-level was very low. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How firendly everyone was at the school. A lot of the first and second years stopped by to see how we were doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked Dr Kennedy's office. Not big or fancy, just a nice office with friendly and helpful folks within." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews felt more like conversations and less like interrogations. Everyone was extremely nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of staff; new curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with most everything. Most significantly, the atmosphere was supportive and the interviewers were extremely complimentary." More from this Member | Report Response

"new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was EXTREMELY nice, and made every attempt to make you feel comfortable. My nerves were gone after the first 10 seconds of my 1st interview and never returned." More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness and sincerety of the faculty and staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was VERY friendly--students, faculty, staff. They were not trying to intimidate you or make you feel uncomfortable. Quite the opposite in fact." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness, honesty of students and faculty; the new cancer center; genuine sense of student camraderie" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Interviewers themselves. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how happy the students were, how friendly everyone was at the med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The repectfulness and kindness of the staff. Very low stress and laid back. The students dropped in and chatted and gave us more confidence as we were waiting for our next interview. Also the small class size....very personal and caring." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty and Dr. Kennedy, the project underway to expand the school, new curriculum that is projected to increase the students' board scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interconnected of the medical education building to the school's hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building and locations of all facilities inside one location" More from this Member | Report Response

"My fellow-interviewees were so friendly and predisposing; just chatting with them made me at ease...The students who gave the tour were also extremely friendly, open and unaffected." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Its located in the armpit of Louisiana. They are VERY full of themselves. The dean is snarky and kind of a jerk. There are SO MANY typos all over their website. The official correspondence is worded very informal and comes off very unprofessional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Kennedy is the obvious result of getting your ass kissed all day everyday. He's a pompous ass who seems more concerned with his own status than the school's status. The students seem extremely conservative, many of them already married." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, nothing. I wish there was on campus housing, but I walked away from this interview so much more impressed by Shreveport than I thought I would be. I will strongly consider going there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of a tour and lunch with medical school students for EDP applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was kind of dark and old" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really struck me negatively." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was extremely happy with my experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were good for what they were, but the " newly renovated" lecture halls really paled in comparison to other places, lack of study space (i.e. seemed like many students didn't stay on campus to study), parking sucks... students said you park a few blocks away and ride a shuttle to campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, A++++ " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an interview with someone who seemed to care about me as a candidate, but seemed like he wasn't really focused on the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing; eveyrthing was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing major." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, the whole thing was amazing! " More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't have the opportunity to really talk with many medical students on their experiences at this school. However, that day was a big testing day." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was super long and there was no food." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they could have given us a map of the school before hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact they spoke negatively about the other in-state school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are old for the most part" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview began after noon. The morning was wasted and tour ran into evening." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer was indifferent, the other downright rude. Facility looks run-down. They also mentioned that they had tweaked their curriculum and that fewer students were passing the boards as a result." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. kennedy made a rude remark." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no tour since it was Early Decision. Also, one of my interviewers didn't show up at the last minute. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was kind of old looking, but nothing to change my mind overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of our tour guides was talkative and interesting one-on-one. The other two just walked around talking to themselves. None of them really explained where they were taking us." More from this Member | Report Response

"The drive to Shreveport, and DON'T stay at the Howard Johnson Express, it's in a bad section of town." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived on time for my first interview but had to wait ten minutes while the doctor finished interviewing another student. I almost ended up being late for my second interview because of the delay in getting started." More from this Member | Report Response

"No windows where they should be; narrow corridors (one-ass hallways); my suit did not fit well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour was a little hodge-podge in my opinion (led by a bunch of students who were most likely conned into it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour was weak..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of negativism and put-downs by the Admissions Associate Dean. Unnecessary, I know my file. Why invite me to interview if he didn't think I was capable? Was this some cliched stress test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. LSU-Shreveport is a premiere institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is a problem and some of the facilities are old looking (what do you expect from the 70s)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, except for the drab, older interior of the school. But then, what do you expect from a med school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"the systems based curriculum seems a little disorganized" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall a pleasant experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was expecting to see a bit more on the school tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, but the hospital was not quite as big as I had thought it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"A rushing/hurry-up atmosphere during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known they are very partial to certain types of students and that I should have interviewed with them by being unapologetically myself. I also wish I would have known that one of the interviewers would ask me a very rude question so I could have been prepared to get frosty in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How barren Shreveport is." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly my interviewers, particularly the dean, are. No need to stress at all! Also, I wish I had come prepared with more questions about the school...the interviewers and students were all very open and honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxing it would be. Have some interesting but brief stories to tell about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Iinterviewers names." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better directions to the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many applicants would be interviewing on the day I interviewed, not that it would have changed anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I could have pimped a bowtie like Dr. Kennedy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friends told me, but I didn't believe until I got there that it is really a stress free day and nerves only get in the way of them getting to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known, or had listened when people told me it was very relaxed and just to be yourself...because really they are just wanting to talk to you and see who you are!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I knew LSU Shreveport had so much to offer. I am from New Orleans, so I thought that LSU Shreveport would be like the step-child of LA med schools, but in some ways it was actually better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be so stressed out! I was really nervous as in sick to my stomach nervous, but they really do everything they can to make you relax- they have the lunch with students before the interviews to get you loosened up. Be confident! Be yourself- they don't want to hear how you think they want you to be- they want to know who you are! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the school is and that you shouldn't judge a place before you go there. If I am excepted by both LSU schools I will have a very hard decision to make." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students do a lot of community work and the school was created to train primary care physicians. They just built a new clinical skills center and the students pretty much run their own clinic in the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is just a conversation. Sometimes the interviewer does most of the talking (speaking about the school). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are held in teachers offices throughout the building which has a confusing numbering system. Don't be afraid to ask people for help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't worry about parking in the commercial lots that charge you to park. There is a free lot on Linwood for patients and visitors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be sure to eat breakfast or a light lunch. I did not leave the school until around 6 pm and was very hungry." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have prepared more for antagonistic interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be relaxed. Don't be intimidated. They usually want more of a conversial interview than an interrogation. Be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know something unique about yourself, that noone else will have done, and have a backup also." More from this Member | Report Response

"That everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was going to be so kind, helpful and inviting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax! You'll psyche yourself out if you worry too much or think too hard about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, it was the last group interview day of the season. It was enlightening to learn how selective LSU-S is w/ interviews. They obviously don't interview people they don't believe are a good fit/will be successful there." More from this Member | Report Response

"RELAX and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "exit interview" is a great chance to express your desires to go to Shreveport." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I hadn't been so nervous at first/beforehand, but it's hard to help that. I couldn't have guessed how positive and complimentary the interviewers would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lecture attendance is mandatory, even though there is a note taking service and all lectures are on powerpoint..." More from this Member | Report Response

"More about current events at the med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

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"I didn't really have any surprises there; everything went well and I was prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just to relax!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"parking problems" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be on your guard here. There facilities are good. They are a good place to learn because they are still a medical school. Just be prepared for rude questions. Don't let your guard down for Dr. Kennedy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thank you LSU new orleans" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really low-stress, pleasant day, and really sold me on the school. I have nothing but good things to say about Shreveport!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay at Sleep Inn--right around the corner from the school and nice rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Use these questions from the SDN interview feedback. Relax before the interview and be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"very pleased with how faculty and staff treated interviewers. Even for a late in the season interview, We all felt equally welcomed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back interviews. Impressive school. Great experience overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome people, very nice, and friendly. Very positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really pleased with everything. Dr. Arnold, Dr. Kennedy, Mrs. Hatcher, as well as everyone else were extremely friendly and made the entire experience memorable and not as nerve-wrecking as I had pictured it to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Shreveport is nice. Very different approach to medical school. To me the biggest difference (that matters) between New Orleans and Shreveport is the curriculum (more traditional vs. systems-based) and which system you'd learn better in. Both have clinical simulations, Shreveport has the better recordings and such for learning, New Orleans has a newer facilities. How much time would you actually be able to party? Both have bars in the city, so Shreveport isn't devoid of a nightlife. Shreveport is cheaper as well. So, in the end, it's better just to see both and make the judgment for yourself. As far as interviews, it's pretty relaxing. Though they say they are closed file, I had a feeling like they may have read the file anyway, but portrayed that they haven't. The first interviewer I had tried to play bad guy and asked ethical questions that were made not to really have a good answer, but lightened up at the end and we talked about stuff. Dr. Kennedy just flipped through your file and asked a couple of questions. Last interviewer was relaxing and we just talked about all kinds of stuff, so that was enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ms. Hatcher is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it can be best summarized in something Dr. Kennedy said "we want you to feel like you have been interviewed and not loved on...because we are really good at loving on you!!"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience. My interviewers were easy-going, and the interviews were more like conversations that naturally progressed ( and went on some SERIOUS tangents). I can say that I had fun at my interview. How many applicants can say that? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the experience was relaxing. The day started with a very short orientation. Interviews followed and the day ended with an optional tour given by two med students. The entire experiences lasted only 3 hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive, in and out, relaxed atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience! I left with a much better impression of the program as a whole. The Comprehensive Care Clinic is exactly what I was looking for in my training and everyone on the staff or administration seemed eager to meet all of us. I had four interviews instead of the three because I had a sit down with Minority Recruitment. It wasn't scored but they really seemed like it was more of a recruitment meeting than just ''getting to know you.'' I was kind of thrown off by it, but I guess it was sort of flattering. Outside of that, great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview experience!It was fun getting to know others that were going through it with me; the med students were so nice and enthusiastic about the school; Mrs. Hatcher's (secretary) the sweetest person in the world; Dr. Kennedy is really sweet and sincere; If you had an emotional experience that affected your grades/scores mention it, bc Dr. Kennedy is compassionate and appreciates hearing that kind of stuff. He actually told me that I wasn't going to get in this cut, but would get on the waiting list and would probably get in later in the year. Thursday after the committee met he called me, and I missed it since I was at work, so I got in touch with him the next day, and he said they were enthusiastic about my interview and application and wanted to offer me a spot!!! Best Christmas present ever! Really nice of him to call!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All-in-all, pretty relaxed. They both last about 30 minutes. My first interviewer was kind of sensitive (if that makes any sense at all) and asked some really weird questions. My second interviewer pretty much summed up my whole thought process and talked the whole time, really awesome experience there. The tour was nice but a little overdone. The only negative thing was that it lasted until 5:30 and I had to drive back to Baton Rouge for work the next day. Very long drive on a deserted 150 mile stretch of road. Overall a very good experience, don't stress out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole thing was great. I was pleasantly surprised! The day started out in a group with everyone introducing themselves and something interesting about themselves that makes them unique. Then we had lunch with students, had a few short presentations on financial aid, curriculum and clinical experiences. Then we had 3-one on one interviews. I had an extra meeting with the department of multicultural affairs. The final interview was with the dean of Admissions- an exit interview to look over my file to see if there were any issues that the admissions committee would ask about. When everything was good to go- we all went on a tour of the facilities- including the hospital and anatomy lab. I was very surprised at how much I really like the school- other schools have some competition! Everyone is very friendly, laid back and really want to see you do well." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time. I actually really enjoyed sitting down and talking with all of my interviewers. I felt confident when I left. Wasn't stressed at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, this was a wonderful interview experience. I applied EDP, and I was surprised that we weren't 'harshly interrogated.' " More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part everything was very relaxed and the interviewers weren't trying to criticize you but were trying to see what type of person you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty positive. There were not many minority students in my interview group but the minority affairs office made sure to answer any of my questions and make me feel welcome. My first interviewer was pretty "neutral." She didn't seem very enthusiastic. The second interviewer was very laid back and was truly interested in learning about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of us were reapplicants, so there was no tour or check out interview with Dr. Kennedy. We had 2 interviews with different doctors, one an MD and one a PhD. They were very relaxed and very low key. Overall, the day was very stress free." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back, 2 closed file (w/ 2 local physicians), 2 open file (w/ Kennedy and some other guy) I was pretty much only asked about stuff on my resume and the obvious 'why medicine' questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No matter how much the other students' SDN feedback say to relax, I was not able to relax before the interview because there is almost always something that would make us anxious. Now, having gone to the interviews, I just want to say, "RELAX! You wouldn't have been invited to the interview if the Admissions Committee did not find you extraordinarily outstanding. :) You are already a shoo-in =) and the interview's purpose is just to see how even friendlier you are! Be honest and be yourself because that's the person they think is "outstanding." " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. None of the questions were off the wall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrive at 12:45 (very late) and come up with something that is unique about you, then you have interviews -- 2 with faculty/ practicing MD's and 1 with Dr. Kennedy to answer any questions about your application (didn't even say much to me at all). Then they have a tour of the usual areas and a few things they think are nice (PET scan, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"2 one-on-one blind interviews. Interviewers were polite and professional. Both interviews seemed very interested in my answers and were glad to be interviewing me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Short interview day - doesn't start till after lunchtime, so you're on your own for the morning. Short welcome meeting with Dr. Kennedy & the 13 other interviewees. Then the one-on-ones - one student, one faculty, and a brief meeting with Kennedy that's more to see if there are any application problems. Student interviewer was nice, but seemed like she had somewhere else to be. Faculty interviewer was just a local MD who probably was trying to play "bad cop", but came across as a jerk. Student tour guides then led us around for about 15 minutes then asked "do y'all really want to finish the tour or just go ahead and leave?"." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not impressed much with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two closed-file interviews, then an open-file interview to discuss anything negative that might come up in the committee meeting, so he could respond for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very conversational. There was no pressure. Everyone wanted to help you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax be yourself. All they want to know is about you and why you want to do this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Kennedy addressed the group as a whole and asked us what was the best present we had ever given. Then had an ER doc speak to us and a financial aid woman. We then got our interview cards telling us where to go and when. I interviewed with Dr. Miller, a radiologist. She was really laidback and interested in what I had to say. Made me feel at ease. Then spoke with Dr. Werner, a pathologist. Again the interview was laidback and conversational. He really wanted to know about me as a person and why I did the activities and major that I had chosen. I spoke with Dr. Kennedy about my "file." He had no questions so we talked about football instead. :) Having the students come into the lounge/meeting room was nice. I really liked hearing why they went to LSU-S and about their experiences there. The tour did not impress me. Our tour guides were not enthuisiastic nor did they seem to want to talk about the facilities, school, or Shreveport." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the experience went very well. The interviewers were very nice, polite, and understanding of the situation. They would go out of their way to help you. The interviews consisted of two blind interviews and one open book. On my open book interview, the interviewer didn't even ask me anything about my file. He read through it and said everything looked good, then asked me what I thought about LSU football and the new coach. Very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at LSU-Shreveport last year too, so since I am a reapplicant, the interview was very low-frills. There were only four of us, all reapplicants. There was no tour since we already had that last year, just two 30 minute interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time, wonderful experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a good school. I applied early decision, so there were but a few of us. Our interviews were one-on-one, and it was clear that if Dr Kennedy did not ask you to apply early decision, then you probably should not, unless you are a stellar student and a good fit in his opinion. if you have the opportunity, and sincerely wish to attend this university, please visit Dr Kennedy in his office a few times prior to your application. Ask his opinion of your credentials and record. He does not want gunners who are going to alienate themselves from the class. Ask for his suggestions on how you can improve your record. Tell him you will do as he asks, then visit later to show him you have. Very simple. Best of luck to you. This is a fine school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall an enjoyable experience (believe it or not). They were very interested in what I had to say, and they asked me straightforward questions. Be sure to go in knowing something you want to tell them (that they might not ask about)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I had a very positive experience at my interview. I, along with everybody else from the looks on their faces, was fairly nervous as the beginning of my day. However it quickly became apparent that we had no need to be nervous - it was a very laid back affair indeed. One of my interviews was with a Ph.D. professor of physiology and another one was with a 4th year med student (which surprised and worried me somewhat as I was not expecting this). Both interviews were pleasant, and I was never presented with any really difficult questions - they mainly wanted to know more about me, why I wanted to go into medicine, etc. In fact, with my interview with the 4th year, I ended up being the one that asked the majority of the questions, wanting to know all about her experience at the school, her likes and dislikes, etc. Others who had different interviewers did get asked some pretty tough ethical questions, so I guess I just lucked out. We had an exit interview with Dr. Kennedy to clear up any questions he might have about your grades, MCAT scores, etc., but I suppose he didn't see any major problems as he didn't ask me questions about those things but instead wanted to know about extracurricular activities and how I liked my college experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 12 interviewees in a conference room beginning at 12:45. We chatted for a bit then listened to several brief presentations about the curriculum, financial aid, etc...There were numerous opportunities to ask questions and answers appeared frank and honest. The statistics were given: 200 interviews for 100 spots and usually around 150-160 acceptances were granted to fill the class. Those are awfully good odds IF you get an interview. The two closed file interviews were with community physicians and were comfortable and friendly. They both had grade/MCAT info so I don't know what was "closed" but it didn't really matter. There were no surprising questions and interviewers offered tips on how to impress the others- a nice gesture I thought. Our two 4th year tour guides had just matched at Cal-Davis (EM) and Baylor (IM-Cardiology) so it was clear the school has at least a good reputation nationally. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I preferred LSU-New Orleans. NOLA is much more organized. Their staff is much more polite and helpful, complete with nice folders filled with pertinent information for applicants. The whole Shreveport program is in complete disarray, complete with emails from the Admissions office in which the font of the type changes in mid-sentence. The whole operation seemed unpolished and unsure of their new module-based program, which was explained vaguely at best. The students leading the tours, when asked to elucidate on the module-based training, shrugged and said "I dunno. it's okay, I guess." Hardly a vote of confidence!" More from this Member | Report Response

"After an hour of orientation and summary of medical school, we were given a card with our interview times on them. Each student had 2-3 interviews scheduled at hour intervals. After your 2-3 closed-file interviews, you met with Dr. Kennedy (Asst. Dean of Admissions) for an open interview/review of your file that lasted from 2-10 minutes depending on the weaknesses in your file. After all applicants finished interviewing, 5 medical students gave us a tour of the facility. The tour guides were extremely nice and answered any questions we had. Overall, the interview process was laid-back and very enjoyable. Every student walked away smiling." More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall experience was great. All the interviewees meet in a conference and introduce themselves to Dr. Kennedy, followed by two small lectures from other faculty about the curriculum, ending with a financial aide lecture. Next, the three interviews (two 30 min. blind, and the exit interview, open-file ~10 min.) take place over a 2 hr. period followed by an hour tour of the school, given by multiple students. The interviewers were some of the best self-esteem boosters I have ever met. Don't sweat these interviews. Best advice is to relax and be yourself, oh yeah, and read the rest of the questions people posted." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was fun! I actually had a great day, and really enjoyed the time I spent there. It was a structured day with a laid back feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Day begins at 12:45 with a welcome session and fin. aid info. Then, a brief presentation of clinical and basic sciences are given by faculty. After that, you have two closed file interviews (i had one 4th year student, one faculty; they had my personal statement in front of them)and an exit interview with either Dr. Kennedy or Dr. Arnold. A tour rounds out the day with some med students. Pretty low stress day overall; just make sure you review your AMCAS, especially your PS. I was asked several questions about specific decisions I made." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a relaxing, positive experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was casual conversation. interviewers just wanted to know where i was coming from, very nonthreatening." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just low-key and relaxed. I was really nervous at first, but the first interviewer really made me feel comfortable and very informal, which was perfect for me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process @ LSU-S was low stress. There were two blind interviews with faculty and an exit interview with one of the deans to clear up anything academically questionable in your file. The interviewers just wanted to get to know the personality of the applicants and see that you are committed to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a hard time by one interviewer for not re-applying to their school right away (I waited one year before I re-applied after being waitlisted the first time). But Dr. Kennedy told me that it didn't bother him that I hadn't re-applied right away. There was no tour mainly because all 6 people there had all interviewed there at least once before. Overall, I thought that the interview was rougher than my first interview there, but I still enjoyed the experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was straight forward. I received an acceptance letter on Dec. 20. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the time I thought that some of the questions were confrontational, but (realistically) they wanted me to be able to defend myself and justify my mistakes. I liked it!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 49
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 29
Neutral 4
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.26 43

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 39
Out of state 1

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 8
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 27
7+ hours 4

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 41
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 14
$101-$200 15
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 0
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

SHV

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 6
Hotel 26
Home 1
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.11 45

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 45

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.34 44

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.81 21

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.10 21

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.71 21

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Get a new Dean- he is creepy + interviewers are discriminatory" More from this Member | Report Response

"Revise the official correspondence and make it less informal. It came off as very unprofessional. Also, correct the typos and mistakes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get rid of the interview with Kennedy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful job! Very responsive to applicants!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I thought everyone was extremely friendly and accomodating." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would like packets of information about the school please." More from this Member | Report Response

"absolutely nothing. The entire staff is amazing! If you get invited to interview here do it because" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. Just Kudos!" More from this Member | Report Response

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