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  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Saint Louis
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?

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)?

"In general he asked me in depth questions about my activities, work and etc. So for instance, he saw I'd gone to the Philippines on a mission trip. So he asked me what I thought was the general state of the country, and what I viewed as the main cause of the deterioration. So we got into a big discussion on history, which ended with us both saying we didn't really know the recent history of the Philippines very well. Stuff like that. " Report Response

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

"The interview was very in depth, the general tone of it was serious, but it was also calm and friendly." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you really feel as though it's possible to determine the molecular basis of depression, when depression is so 3-dimensional? (This was the goal at the lab I work at.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Can you give me an example of how you used your interpersonal skills to diffuse a situation with a (roommate/coworker)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my apps, asked students about my interviewer, tried to get an accurate impression of SLU during the tours." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people. Everyone's very friendly and intelligent, and the community support network at the med school is great. And the match list, which was fairly impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area wasn't that great (though it wasn't that bad), it was just really industrial. Cold as frozen poodles, though I come from San Diego. There's lots of ethnicities in the area, but they seem very segregated." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing that i can remember at the moment" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good. The interviewer seemed to really be just checking to make sure I was human and that my personality matched that of the school's. The entire interview day was totally chill, and I left thinking that I could see myself there." Report Response

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