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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 Loyola? Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me something about yourself that I can't just read in this stack of papers (personal statement, amcas activities, supplementary app). You are more than just a few pieces of paper aren't you?" Report Response

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

"Awareness of issues in health, specifically euthanasia (related to health ethics course). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Discuss the pros and cons of euthanasia. Would you perform euthanasia? PAS?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So you are more than just a stack of papers (personal statement, supplementary application, amcas activities) tell me things about yourself that I can't just read about. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success, sdn, discussed issues in health care with physicians." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Reputation for producing strong clinical physicians (not much research)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location of medical school and housing situation (I live 2 miles from the school), doctors were late for interviews, disruptions during the interviews." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My interview took place during fall break, which made the school seem really disorganized. Loyola is a Catholic Jesuit insitution, it was risky for me to say I would consider euthanasia under some circumstances." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Unfortunately, my interview experience was terrible. I am aware that many good physicians come from Loyola, but the school seemed to put minimal effort into attracting students. The tour guide was a no-show, and the interviews were not professional. My first interviewer was 20 minutes late and tried to ask me questions while performing a bronchoscopy on a young lung transplant patient. He was very nice, but he didn't have time to do a complete, meaningful interview. The second doctor also showed up 20 minutes late and was not familiar with my file. Noting that my father was a private practice ophthalmologist, the interviewer criticized the profession for being money-oriented and apathetic towards patients. He interrupted our conversation to answer his phone and speak with his wife, then called his daughter. In spite of the negative experience, I was accepted. Nevertheless, my interviews lead me to doubt the overall quality of the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Train or subway

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2007

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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