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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"Tell me about....some experience or other on my application." Report Response

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

"What area of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"Any questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All of the questions were pretty standard, and most related to my application. I didn't have any ethical or hypothetical questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions asked were that difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, talked with other students (I stayed with a student host--that was the only positive part of the experience)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student hosts were very helpful, supportive, and nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city didn't seem that great (of course, I'm from a town of about 80,000 so I don't really like larger cities): too gray, not enough trees, ugly architecture. The atmosphere during the interview wasn't that great either: the students interviewing seemed a little too competitive for my tastes, the facilities were okay but slightly more run down than others I've seen, their were no admissions or financial aid presentations (I was told there was a packet on the desk that I could look through). The faculty did not seem all that interested in the students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not a very nice city." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I can't say that I really enjoyed myself during this interview. The students seemed very nice, but the city is just not for me. It's kind of depressing and ugly. I was surprised at the lack of interest in providing information to students: the directions to my interview (in the hospital across the street from the school) were not very clear and I had to ask four times for help. When I asked about financial aid and admissions info, I was told "the financial aid process is the same here as at all the other schools" (not a big deal if you've already done other interviews, but I felt bad for the students who were at SLU for their first interview experience) and "there's a packet over on the table". The interview itself was pretty low key and conversational. At first my interviewer did not look interested--she didn't make eye contact, kept interupting my answers to her questions only to backtrack to the original question after interupting again. But after the first 15 minutes or so, things were going much better, and my interviewer seemed more interested and alrert. The conversation was quite pleasant after that." Report Response

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