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  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Saint Louis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to go to Saint Louis University?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"It was an ethical question, but I can't remember it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS, SDN..etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked how the curriculum is set up. There are opportunities for patient interaction outside of school during your first two years. There's a latino clinic and african american community based clinic that's essentially run or staffed partially by medical students. The clinical training is very strong here and the school isn't shy to emphasize that the clinical aspects are their strong point. In addition, you have electives that can be taken as early as your 2nd semester of your first year! The people are pretty nice. 2nd year board scores are among the highest for Saint Louis University in years. The undergrad campus is really pretty with all kinds of streams and lakes. I saw the gym there and its pretty large. Things are cheap, my buddy pays like $325 for rent. I also hear a new $64 million dollar research center will begin construction in the near future so that's a plus reputation wise. There's two lounges which was a surprise. Students seemed pretty involved there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The price. Saint Louis U ranks 12th expensive out of the 51 private medical schools yet only ranks 32nd in financial aid. My buddies who go there say they've been extremely proactive with fundraisers, etc so hopefully those stats improve. The library. Nothing inspiring about it. Gets the job done I suppose but as with many schools, I think alot of studying gets done in and around stl. The cockaroaches. Well, I saw two in the hallways so maybe its just coincidence." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Man, I stayed at a baller place. Renaissance Grand Hotel. http://www.renaissancegrandhotel.com Book a week or two in advance. It's worth it though...and it's in the heart of their downtown area which is really looking good (I been to St. Louis like 5 years ago and it was dump) so I was definitely surprised. The metro isn't to far and you can take that to the med school. Hmm..if you need to kill time before your interview, you can chill in the lounge area I suppose next to the library. I struck up conversation with a few med students there and they gave me the ins and outs of SLU." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I liked this school alot. Not the most awe inspiring school visually, but it seems to be they type of clinical institution that would prepare you well. I saw the matchlist in the hallways and I was equally impressed. Hmm..out of the 4 jesuit med schools (Creighton, Loyola, Georgetown, Saint Louis), I think it would be rank reputation wise and matchlist above Loyola or below or compareably to Georgetown, but I'd have to check that. Don't stress the interview. Research some valid points why YOU would fit at SLU and you should be in good shape. Defintely talk to students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/08/2003

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