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  • Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Shreveport
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?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"What bad habits did you change to become a good student?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? What do you offer to LSU-S?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies? Tell me about your research...clinical experience...volunteer...blah, blah..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ever read any Kant? (I took a graduate philosophy class foolishly thinking it'd be easy) OR Ever been to Nick's bar in New Orleans?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your weaknesses? Why should I believe you are committed?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website and friends that go/went there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed with most everything. Most significantly, the atmosphere was supportive and the interviewers were extremely complimentary." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tour was weak..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really, it was the last group interview day of the season. It was enlightening to learn how selective LSU-S is w/ interviews. They obviously don't interview people they don't believe are a good fit/will be successful there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were 12 interviewees in a conference room beginning at 12:45. We chatted for a bit then listened to several brief presentations about the curriculum, financial aid, etc...There were numerous opportunities to ask questions and answers appeared frank and honest. The statistics were given: 200 interviews for 100 spots and usually around 150-160 acceptances were granted to fill the class. Those are awfully good odds IF you get an interview. The two closed file interviews were with community physicians and were comfortable and friendly. They both had grade/MCAT info so I don't know what was "closed" but it didn't really matter. There were no surprising questions and interviewers offered tips on how to impress the others- a nice gesture I thought. Our two 4th year tour guides had just matched at Cal-Davis (EM) and Baylor (IM-Cardiology) so it was clear the school has at least a good reputation nationally. " Report Response

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