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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"Your research seems interesting, tell me a little about it." Report Response

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

"Tell me about a challenge you have faced in your life and how you overcame it." Report Response

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

"Do you have any idea what type of medicine you want to practice or are you wide open? For most of the interview I felt that he was trying to sell the school but we had a very nice conversation." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"He asked about my marathon training and my writting. It was nice to see that he noticed things in my file that were outside of academics and medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions. No ethics or even why medicine or SLU, just a conversation to get to know you better." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over AMCAS, secondary, school website, SDN, read an ethics book, did research on hot topics, and read the NY Times. All you really need to go over are your application materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very supportive environment. The fact that they don't try and push you into primary care. Decent facilities. Most of the exam questions are in USMLE format to help study and prepare for boards." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was so cold, 2 degrees in the morning and I am from az. But overall I liked the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The block scheduling, They only have one or 2 classes at a time. Haven't seen that at the other schools I visited, but the students seem to like it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Got their at 9:00. Had my interview at 9:30. Went back to the conference room and chatted with the other applicants (really friendly group). Went on a tour with a 4th year. It was a little long and we didn't see the hospitals even though they are connected to the school. Had lunch where the dean came and spoke. Then had a financial aid talk. That was it, some people had their interviews in the afternoon instead." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/06/2004

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