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  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Saint Louis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Why medicine? Have you considered any other careers?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why SLU?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Describe your research experiences?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Given the two scores here, MCAT and GPA, what do you think best refects how you will do in medical school?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Kaplan book, SLU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of staff, host student was AMAZING!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It was 90 degrees in October and I was sweating like a pig" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived on monday night and my host (a 2nd yr) picked me up at the airport and introduced me to some of her friends and roommates. We made dinner and chatted for a while. We went to class at 9am - Hemotology - and then she dropped me off at the admissions room where 24 other "penguins" were sitting in silence. Why don't people have conversations in these situations? Then we had our tour of SLU and a bit of the hospital at 11am. At 12 we had lunch in an auditorium and we had the opportunity to talk to students (who were on the admissions committee) and three physicians (who are also on the committee). I attended a class on Death and Dying with my host and then I returned to the admissions room to wait for the interviewers to come get us at our scheduled interview time. My interview was with Swiercosz (swear-cost) and he was running a bit late. He is the dean of student affairs and very friendly. We went to his office and chatted about my AMCAS application. He took notes while I talked about my application and highlighted the important parts. We talked a lot about my research and about fellowship options and graduating from SLU with a distinction in research. We ended up talking for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Everything went great and I was VERY impressed with the staff and student's friendliness and enthusiasm. Afterward, my host took me out with a group of her friends to sightsee and we went up in the arch and then to the landing for drinks. It was great!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

stl

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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