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  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Maywood
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What I've been doing since college." Report Response

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

"Motivations for entering medicine." Report Response

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

"Questions about my study abroad/extracurriculars/work experience." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There weren't any difficult questions - of the ones I was asked I would say 'Where do you see yourself in 20 years' is one I don't particularly like." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Loyola web site, interviewed myself out loud using questions from SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing - the med school was designed around the curriculum and everything still looks nice and new. The gym is phenomenal as well. Everyone I came in contact with was very friendly and welcoming, including random people I stopped for directions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I would probably want to live in Chicago vs. Maywood, and traffic can be kind of a pain. Also, my tour guide was nice enough to tell us about some negatives: the pharmacology class is bad, as is the psych rotation. This didn't really have any effect on my positive image of the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wasn't going to get any tough ethics questions. I was scrambling beforehand to read up on stem cells and euthanasia, etc, but neither interviewer asked me anything related to ethics." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When you show up at 8:30, you check in at admissions and get your schedule for the day - my interviews were in the morning and the afternoon but some people's were back-to-back. I had 2 physicians and some other people had a physician for one and a student interviewer for the other. In between the 2 interviewers, I had lunch and a tour with a 4th year med student and 2 other interviewees. Both of my interviewers put me at ease - they were extremely nice and non-intimidating. We mostly talked about my file and my experiences and motivations for entering medicine (I'm a "non-traditional" applicant). Since I had been expecting something a little more grueling, I was relieved and actually found the day pretty enjoyable. I think I would be very happy here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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