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  • Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 do you want to move to New Orleans?" Report Response

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

"What three people, living or dead (no relatives) would you invite to dinner, and what would you ask them?" Report Response

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

"What area of medicine interests you the most?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How can you contribute to the rebuilding of New Orleans?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You completed your undergrad work several years ago. What makes you think you'll easily switch gears back into ''study mode?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I've been on several other interviews (with one acceptance), so I went based on previous experience. I also reviewed my AMCAS and secondary application. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school really is working hard to make improvements after Katrina, and the students seem very enthusiastic about working as a team." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers kept calling me by the wrong name, and it appeared to me that she didn't read very much of my file. Also, when I told her I'd already been accepted to another school, she instantly replied, ''Oh, you DON'T want to go there!'' I didn't like the way that she immediately discounted the other schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There's a LOT of walking, so wearing comfortable shoes would be a plus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was very good. My first interview was with the dean, Dr. McCluggage. I met him the last time I interviewed there, and he remembered me and was very interested in hearing about the improvements I've made in my application. He seemed to take a real interest not only in what I have to offer LSU as a student, but he wanted to make sure that I knew what LSU has to offer me, in terms of a medical education. It was very relaxed and stress-free... if felt like more of a ''chat'' than an interview. So, the meeting with Dr. M. was GREAT! The last two interviewers were average. I think I did well overall, some things threw me off a bit. One was open file, but I don't think the lady really read anything about me. She kept calling me by the wrong name, and seemed to focus only on the fact that I've been out of school for a few years. Also, she would ask me a hypothetical question, and I'd be in the middle of giving an answer, and she'd interrupt me and change the rules or stipulations of the situation. That kind of threw me off. The third interview was closed-file. I got an opportunity to discuss my research and other medical experience. The main thing he focused on was leadership... ''What makes you a leader in your community, school, career field?'' Overall, aside from a couple of difficult questions thrown in there, I had a good experience." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Terrell House B&B (Garden District)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/12/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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