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  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Loma Linda
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 - 1 faculty, 1 student

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What's an ethical dilemma you've faced?" Report Response

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

"What's a challenge that you had to overcome?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Specific questions and conversation about one my most meaningful activities" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time that you messed up." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application and practiced my answers to questions that I anticipated." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone I met throughout the day was so friendly! Beautiful facilities. There's a new hospital that's going to be completed soon. Also the campus is so beautiful with snow-capped mountains in the background. Obviously focused on whole-person care. My student interviewer, a MS4, described a great culture at the school and even at the hospital where she did her rotations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They are making a change in the curriculum, so not sure I want to be a guinea pig for that. I was one of the only people there during the interview day that wasn't SDA. Not really a problem, but a little worried about how cliquey it might be. Does not seem like there are many basic research opportunities, but there are apparently some good clinical research opportunities. I tried to get a student host well ahead of my interview date, and could not get one arranged, so I had to book a hotel room at the last minute." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Vegetarian lunch!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was blown away by how beautiful everything was - the campus, the buildings, and the culture. It was a long but good interview day. Both my faculty interviewer and my student interviewer clearly took time to read in-depth about my application and I felt that I had good conversations about topics that I genuinely care about. They didn't just go down the list of all my activities that I had done. If you need to fly in, I recommend flying in to the Ontario Airport. I highly recommend staying at the Loma Linda Inn if you need to stay at a hotel. It's just a short walk from campus and they'll give you a discount if you say you are there for an interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?

Ontario Airport

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Loma Linda Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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