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  • Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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 yourself (in the one blind interview)." Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest strength in your application?" Report Response

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

"What do you bring to the table in medical school/a career as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who do you turn to for economic/emotional/academic support?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"LSU website, this site, prepared for the standard questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just about everything. The facilities are top notch. The patient simulators are unrivaled. According to them, the clinical education is pretty much second to none, owing to the association with Charity hospital - med students are part of the health care team, not just learners." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weight room in the residence hall is about 25 years out of date." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How easy the interviews were. There was no point to being worried." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LSU put on a heck of a show. Everyone - students, professors, secretaries, janitors - was friendly. The interviewers seemed genuinely interested in getting to know the applicants beyond what they knew from the AMCAS. The morning was spent on a tour of the campus, then the afternoon was for interviews. It was very relaxed and informal. The admissions staff even provided diet cokes for us while waiting between interviews. Two interviews - one with a prof. and one with a 4th year student - were open-file and they had clearly read the file. The third interview was completely blind. The interviewer was a prof. who had only a blank sheet. He even had to ask my name." Report Response

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