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  • Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Shreveport
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Start with your earliest memory and give me an autobiography of your life. " Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me? (this was a very common one...obviously) What have you been doing since graduation?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths? Tell me what you bring to the field of medicine." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me your earliest memory...Nothing before 5? Really?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think you can survive medical school? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS application, particularly the personal statement. The closed file interviewers have a copy of your personal statement, so be sure you know what's in it. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was VERY friendly--students, faculty, staff. They were not trying to intimidate you or make you feel uncomfortable. Quite the opposite in fact." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really, except for the drab, older interior of the school. But then, what do you expect from a med school? " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I hadn't been so nervous at first/beforehand, but it's hard to help that. I couldn't have guessed how positive and complimentary the interviewers would be. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was fun! I actually had a great day, and really enjoyed the time I spent there. It was a structured day with a laid back feel." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/03/2004

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