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  • LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hempstead
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

10 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

7

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)?

"Why Hofstra? Why do you want to live here? ("I thought everyone from California wanted to stay in California")" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe a time where you were trying to do the right thing but came out seeming like a bad guy." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Specific experiences--tell me about that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The ethical MMI questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock MMI, reviewing application, reading Hofstra website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The passion about the unique curriculum. The amount of clinical exposure. The Step 1 performance. The responsiveness of the administration to student feedback. The diversity of the patients because serves Queens." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location (!!). Students described not always feeling like they knew how well they are doing in courses and wish there was more feedback (there are very few assessments). The way that everything is a drive away. The sense that the school wasn't very motivated by a social mission/serving the underserved (staffs uses terms like "illegal immigrants" instead of "undocumented," ect) which was surprising because they brag about learning from the diverse population of Queens." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The MMI is right in the beginning which was very nice" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really liked the idea of the school (clinical experience, unique curriculum, normal-seeming students) but was very disappointed by the location" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

JFK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

No

General Info

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I wish I could have learned more about student programs. I think they spent a lot of time diving into the minutia of the curriculum but I wanted to learn more about what it was like to live in the area and student happiness. I was disappointed by the sense that the school was not very interested in the mission of serving the underserved/social justice ("we aren't here to solve the primary care crisis")" Report Response

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