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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Please explain the difference between the two times you took the MCAT." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is your involvement with your church?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were to be any type of cell in the human body what would you choose and why?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-read my application, 2ndary and their school website. Mock interviews, practice questions and a good night's rest helped too. The night before, I came to the campus to locate the Office of Admissions which was a smart idea." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical center is impressive. I took a particular interest in the artwork inside. Also, everyone I encountered (faculty, doctors, students) were very welcoming which eased the stress a bit. Everything about LLUSM was delightful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. I left feeling excited about everything I experienced that day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they truly are not out to get you. Some people had suggested that since it was open file, they may be drilling you on weaknesses your application may have showed, but that wasn't the case. A physician had told me they want to see if you can speak eloquently, be able to form educated opinions and have two eyes, a nose and a mouth." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LLUSM was beautiful and everyone was wonderful. Right when I walked in, Leona prepped me up and was very nice. I chatted with the receptionist while waiting for my 1st interviewer as I was half an hour early. After he had arrived, we had an hour interview that was very smooth and conversational. Although they ask you straightforward questions, it's not a drilling session. One question leads to the next. I arrived early to my 2nd interview as well. (Arriving early is one of my BIG recommendations in anything as it minimizes stress.) Luckily, I had another very amiable interviewer and I was free to take a tour of the school as there were no available guides that day. I left feeling excited and more anxious as I fell more in love with LLUSM that day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

ONT

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2005

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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