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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"When did you know you wanted to become a doctor?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What do you think is the worst thing about being a physician?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How did you go about solving a moral dilemma you faced, and would you have the courage to confront similar issues on a daily basis?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What makes you unique? What is it that sets you apart from other pre-meds?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could not be a doctor, what would you be? And why be a doctor instead of that? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read questions on SDN, talked to the students there, spoke with students who had interviewed there, had a mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The professors/faculty/staff/students treated the interviewees as though we were already a part of the school and did their best to put us at ease. The other interviewees were also very friendly and as soon as we walked in, Lenoa Edwards in Admissions already knew our names and we were warmly greeted." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My parents are both doctors and the interviewers were really wanted to make sure that my intentions to become a doctor were not overly influenced by my parents. It was not necessarily a negative experience, but it was difficult to say again and again in different ways that my motivation for going to med school was purely my own." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was the medical school interview in which I felt the most comfortable, mainly because of how I was treated throughout the whole experience. At other schools' interviews, it seemed that the interviewers tried to make you sweat or even defend yourself, but at this interview, it was more like a conversation so they could simply learn more about you outside of your GPA and MCAT score." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2004

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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