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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why didn't you do very well on your first MCAT? and Why do you think you had trouble in [XYZ] classes?" Report Response

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

"Who is your shoulder to cry on when things get stressful? and What do you do to deal with your stress outside of school?" Report Response

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

"What's the last book you read?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What makes you think that you won't change your mind about wanting to be a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is an ethical dilemma that you've experienced and how did you handle it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews with neighbors and friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers seemed genuinely interested in my journey to medicine and were rooting for my acceptance." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You could tell that the people running the events before the interviews were judging everything you said. All the interviewees had a chance to introduce ourselves to room, and the staff was taking notes on your introduction." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That no one on the admissions staff would be interviewing me. I was interviewed by a third year medical student and a physician at the hospital. My interviewers told me that they would send a letter to the admissions committee that detailed the interview and their thoughts of me, but that they would not be involved beyond that point." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews felt comfortable and the entire staff was excited to tell you about the program and the culture of the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Ontario International Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would have liked an opportunity to have an exit interview after I was rejected. It's important for reapplicants to know what they need to improve on." Report Response

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