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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

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 your family. How are you going to adjust moving away from them?" Report Response

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

"Why loyola? Why medicine? What do you do for fun? Is this your first interview?" Report Response

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

"Specific stuff from my app they wanted to talk more about... how was experience X? what was most interesting thing you saw shadowing here?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"This was the last question of the first interview: If there was one aspect about your application that you wanted me to remember, what would it be? Pretend I am at the admissions committe meeting and I am about to explain to them why you should be accepted...what would you want me to tell them? I also like the "what do you do for fun question." We started talkin about the 49ers...haha. it was awesome. We also talked about osteopathic medicine since I mentioned I applied to both types of programs. It was a very nice convo and the physicians expressed their utmost respect for the DO profession." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none really. they didn't try and stump me, just wanted to get to know more about my app and me as a person." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum - they start you off slow with only two courses and really allow you time to adjust to the rigors of med school. The students - very nice, very positive and enthusaistic about their school. seemed non-competitive. Interviews - very casual and laid back. Easy to talk to. It wasn't a grilling of my app or ridiculous questions. I felt very relaxed and the hour went by very quickly. Facilities were nice and so was the gym. Hospital was recently renovated so it was brand new and looked nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They didn't give a presentation on financial aid... kind of shady. THey give you a sheet of paper you have to sign which says "i will visit financial aid website on my own time." I feel they should have put more effor in to letting us know of any scholarship options, etc. Also, Chicago = LA with sh*tty weather which is not a good combination." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I went on a Saturday. Compared to other schools the day didn't seem very organized, they dont really have any presentations on financial aid or curriculum or anything like that. The chair of admissions basically comes in and says "do you have any question?" He is a actually a really cool guy and really goes out of his way to get to know each applicant. He was also one of my interviewers. There are two interviews for the day and they are the first things you do (starting at 9am) after you fill out some paperwork and talk with the chair. They are scheduled for an hour each and are very casual and laid back. The students love their school and are very happy with their education and the people they interact with. It is pass/fail system so very non-competitive. " 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

Ohare

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/27/2008

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

8 out of 10

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