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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?

5 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)?

"Tell me about your family" Report Response

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

"Do you think that physicians have a moral obligation to establish the trust of their patients? Why do we require our doctors to be good people as well as good physicians?" Report Response

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

"Why didn't you apply for the MD/PhD program (I have a lot of research experience)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your opinion on euthanasia (I'm from Oregon)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why couldn't you use your talents and interests to be a science teacher or a physicians assistant?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read all of the material they sent me, including the alumni bulletin (very helpful for interview questions and topics). Read AMA's statement for managed health care. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical school facilities are amazing. Also, they truly are student-interest-oriented. Students' ideas and opinions are incorporated into the curriculum, classes, facilities, etc..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Maywood, Maywood, Maywood. The idea that the school is in Chicago is an urban legend. It's a good half-hour drive to the city, and Maywood leaves a lot to be desired." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you can't/don't arrange to stay with a student, you can bring your luggage to the admisssions office so you don't need to stay an extra night in a hotel. They have a closet and they don't mind at all if you keep things with them while you interview. Also, if you have a bad interview experience, make sure you tell the dean when you meet with him/her at the end of your day. Because the interviewers report their initial impressions (score of 0-5) immediately after talking to you, if you have 2 completely different scores, the dean will offer you a 3rd interview, on campus, that day. Pretty nice deal, actually." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interview was the opposite of everything I had heard about Loyola. First, the interviewer was confrontational and argumentative. She told me that my file was impressive, but looked exactly like everyone elses. I left feeling like I had blown the entire day. However, my second interview was incredible. The Ph.D. was engaging, conversational, and truly interested in who I was and what I had done. I just received notice of acceptance, so I guess that things went pretty well!" Report Response

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