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  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Maywood
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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 about yourself. What led you to Loyola today? Tell me about your family/undergrad/jobs after college. Why did you go to your undergrad? Why did you choose your major? Big focus on talking about my clinical experience, volunteer pursuits and travel abroad." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why Loyola?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about healthcare today? Stengths/challenges/what would you change/how do you see yourself practicing medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"While in this specific x clinical situation, would you defer to a doctor or follow your own instinct if you disagreed?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult. I was prepared for ethics questions but were asked--although we certainly talked about my personal values/ethics/beliefs in the context of discussing my clinical experiences." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed my AMCAS app and secondary app, mock inteview with advisor, mock interview with M4 friend who attends different school, talked to friends who had interviewed at Loyola, talked to current Loyola students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The real sense of mission and values of the school that permeate student life. Friendly, outgoing, happy students who are very involved in their community. Beautiful, new, well-maintained facilities. Faculty with real interest in developing meaningful mentorships with students. Also the concern of the Admissions Committee of finding the *best fit*--you're not just a number, they genuinely want to get to know you. It's clear that your interviews had really read every word of your application before meeting you. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"While I like the values influence of Catholic Jesuit faith on Loyola's curriculum, the hospital doesn't perform abortions. I don't think it limits your rotations experience as an M3 and M4 but certainly a factor to be aware of." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing--SDN had me feeling fully prepared!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were relaxed and conversational. There was not a strict linear interviewing script and the questions changed depending on my answers. They really want to get to know you and understand if you would be a good fit, and if you would be happy there. Everyone--students, admissions staff, doctors--was so warm and welcoming. And so happy!!! It was a fun day and I really enjoyed myself. I would be thrilled to go to Loyola." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/17/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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