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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?


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?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why medicine? " Report Response

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

"What area of medicine are you interested in? " Report Response

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

"What do your parents do? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Run of the mill questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions. They did not give me hard time at all, but this was not everyone's experience. Some people looked like they had been put through the ringer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my aamcas, secondary, and stage 2 questionaire. Don't bother trying to read every copy of newsweek, because they do not ask you the ''cureent events'' type questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical skills lab and the the simulation lab are really great. The students really like the school and it showed. Also, you can get around the entire campus on this walkway, so you don't actually have to go down to the street. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I am not really into the vertical (traditional) curriculum approach. I think that the systems based approach is a better fit for me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wished I would have known that their classes are huge. The usual class size is around 180. I would worry about becoming just another number, in a class that size." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My three interviews went very quickly. My total interview time was about 50 minutes, and I was the first to leave. However, they actually allot for forty minutes for each of the three interviews. They liked me so they were done with me quickly, and essentially told me that I would have spot. Therefore, do not be upset if your interview are really short, because that might be a good thing. As far as the school goes, it is a really great school, and the facilities are up and running. If you are concerned about the condition of the school after katrina, do not be. Everything that was at LSU before Katrina, is there now (and then some). Also, contrary to popular myth, LSU does have a fully equipped hospital (University Hospital), eventhough Charity hospital is now defunct (it was rundown before the storm)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?


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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

6 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please shorten the interview day. My interviews began at 1:40 pm and ended about 40 -50 minutes late" Report Response

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