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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"Tell me what you like to do in your free time." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Describe your family. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What other schools have you interviewed at/been accepted? (I thought that this question was kind of unfair, but be prepared to answer it because they seem to ask it a lot)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What will you do if you do not get in to any medical schools this year?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I see that you took the MCAT twice...How did you prepare differently the second time? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read a lot about the school's program online (despite what other's have said I found the site to be very useful and felt like I knew a lot about the school going in to the interview). I also know someone who went to SLU for PT school so I talked to them about their experiences there. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I interviewed regionally and then later went to visit the school/stay with a student host. Everyone was SO NICE! The staff is incredibly helpful (nearly everyone offered their e-mail address in case I thought of more questions after I left). My host was super nice and informative. She really made an effort to tell me about the school/share her enthusiasm. I didn't know about the student run clinics (which are run by second year students), and she's going to be a director next year so she told me a lot about them. I'm not Catholic, and multiple people told me that Catholic teachings are not imposed on you. Rather, there is an emphasis on humanistic, compassionate clinical care which really appeals to me. Also, one student during lunch told me that she had gotten multiple acceptances and chose SLU, and she has been really happy with her choice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area surrounding the school is pretty barren (few places to eat, for example) and if you go a few blocks down it's a pretty crummy area. A student living close to the school got mugged walking to class earlier this year. But, I wasn't really all that turned off by this--it's a big city, so of course you have to be careful/aware, and most hospitals are not in great areas because that's where they're needed! The area provides a great opportunity for clinical experience/exposure in my opinion. Especially because you never have to walk around off campus, and the interior of the campus is guarded and safe. You can navigate everywhere underground through the tunnels connecting the hospitals and the medical school. Also, my host said that she never felt unsafe. If you don't live close enough to walk to school (which you shouldn't) you have to have a car. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"St. Louis is a really cool city--I was worried that the midwest might not appeal to me since I've grown up in California, but I was really impressed with the numerous parks, museums, organic food stores, nightlife, etc. According to my host, "St. Louis is a great place to be a medical student--there's enough to do so that you aren't bored during your free time but not so much that you are missing out when you need to study." " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very, very relaxed. My interviewer knew my application well and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. I immediately felt at ease. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

11/15/2005

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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