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  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Maywood
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Strengths and weaknesses" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are you doing now (i took a year off)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really that stands out. First interview was basic questions, second was more of a conversation" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I did not get any ethical questions. I actually started to talk about it a little myself, since I knew that they were kinda big on ethics at this school." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my amcas and secondary app, read their website and the information that they sent me, did a lot of research on ethical issues (abortion, cloning, etc)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is so nice and new, computers everywhere. The lecture rooms are nice, they have internet hook-up at each seat. They have three communities where there are lockers to keep stuff in and I think a refridgerator and microwave and stuff like that. These mix 1st thru 4th year students, so a nice chance to see people other than your year around. There is a ton of study space there too. The people everywhere were incredibly nice, even random people I spoke to in the elevator." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There isnt any housing nearby, so you have to have a car. I did not get a chance to see any of the hospital facilities during my tour." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have a lot of free time to myself during the interview day. ALso they make you fill out this sheet about your honors classes and non-sci upper division classes which made me nervous bc mine was basically blank.....but I ended up getting accepted so I dont think its a big deal. Also, the summer after the first year about 65% of the students go to another country for about 2-3 weeks to practice medicine. It sounds awesome. They have a silent auction where they do fundraising for it, so you dont pay too much. Also....I had no idea that I would like it at this school so much. It was my first interview, but by far has been my top choice after seeing what else is out there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed with a host the night before, and I strongly reccommend this to anyone interviewing here. We went out to eat with another med student and ended up seeing one of their classmates there too. He joined us and they sat talking to me for over an hour about all the good things about the school and how much they liked it. I asked them if they honestly could think of anything negative about the school and they could not think of anything. They were really happy there. I even asked this to my interviewers (asking more in a what could be improved, if anything)(who were both Loyola-Lifers..did med school, residency and now work at loyola) and they had only good things to say, the only improvement they thought would be in the research and they said loyola has those capabilities. My host said that she actually likes going to class and that almost everyone, or maybe she said everyone, attends class (most other schools I have been to, hardly anyone goes to class) My interviewers were really nice. The first one was a little intimidating at first, but still a nice guy. He seemed to follow a list of questions. The second one was great, it was totally a conversation. He started out by saying that if we were going to talk about all my activities we would be there for hours, so I had a good feeling about that interview. The dean sits and talks to you for a bit, to make sure you have met all the requirements to enter their school (bio, physics, etc) and then tells you when they will make a decision...very nice...Afterwards I did not know that the secretary would read my comments from the survey right then and there, I had said it would have been nice to sit in on a class, and she said that I could go and check out the anatomy lab if i wanted. So I changed out of my suit and hung out with my student host during her anatomy lab for about 45 minutes. It was nice to really see for myself how much help they have with professors and also talk a little more to some students, who all had good comments." Report Response

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