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  • LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hempstead
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What was your high school GPA? Why didn't you do as well in undergrad?" Report Response

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

"What were your SAT scores? That's great, why didn't you do as well in undergrad?" Report Response

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

"Explain X grade, explain Y grade, explain Z grade. Interviewer would not let up on conversation regarding grades." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I see you've done so many ECs, so then, who is the real you? What's your mission/passion in life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time when your opinion wasn't welcome and what did you do about it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, reviewing answers for common interview questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Administration is very open and the curriculum has a lot of early patient exposure. Also, light breakfast was provided, which is always appreciated and doesn't happen at all schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students seemed nervous about the way medicine is taught (very little formal schooling, a lot of self-directed learning). There is a requirement to have a car here, administration made that very clear and not everyone may be enthusiastic about that. Also, admissions gave the illusion that most people would hear back in March when the reality is that accepted people will hear before then and only waitlist and rejected applicants will hear back in March (true, that IS the majority, but applicants were told that not getting an immediate acceptance didn't mean no acceptance at all, which wasn't the case)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviews were right after the dean's talk. Maybe it was just my interview experience but it seemed like a good cop, bad cop situation. Also, your interviewer can go past the time allotted (of course my "bad cop" was the one who grilled me way past the time). Mine went way over and once I got back to the group they were in the middle of the next presentation." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Lots of questions up in the air for the students about their future at such a new place but overall it seems like administration cares about their success." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/13

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

6 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?

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 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?

"Don't give the illusion that most people will hear back in March when the reality is that accepted people will hear before then and only waitlist and rejected applicants will hear back in March (true, that is the majority, but applicants were told that not getting an immediate acceptance didn't mean no acceptance at all, which wasn't the case)." Report Response

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