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  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Louisville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"If I went up to your friends after this interview and asked 'Okay, now what is he REALLY like?' what would they say?" Report Response

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

"What do you think you'd add to our class of 2012?" Report Response

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

"Various questions for more info about my research and activities." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too surprising during the interview. Many questions such as: ''What would you like me to say about you to the admissions committee?'', ''How would your friends describe you?'' and things like that." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"One interviewer asked me if UK College of Medicine was my first choice, which was a little unnerving. He had already closed my file and stopped writing notes, and maybe he was just trying be friendly or something? Anyway, it was a little awkward to answer that gracefully." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forums (a LOT), re-read my secondary (VERY important for UofL), re-read my personal statement, reviewed my research, etc. etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour guide and student hosts were very engaging and enthusiastic about the school. When the class we were supposed to sit in on was cancelled, the tour guide took time to talk with us very frankly about the school and the application process in general. Also, the interviews were academically closed-file. The interviewers had my personal statement and activities decriptions, but not my actual numbers. It gave me a real chance to talk about who I am and what I've done without having to deal with questions about specific classes or grades. They also have a state-of-the-art patient simulation lab." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. The student facilities are aging a little, but what school's aren't? They do their examinations for classes all on one day in 5 one hour blocks. It's supposed to mimic the Step 1 and 2 exams. It seems potentially overly stressful, but I can't know for sure. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I'd known the weight they put on their own secondary application. I had wondered why it was ~20 500 character essays, but it's where they get their biggest picture of who you are. Many of the things I alluded to in it came up during the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was very informative and extremely laid back. I had heard horror stories on the SDN message boards about interviews at other schools, but UofL was nothing like that. They will give UK a run for their money in my book." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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