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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about this experience (for several things)" Report Response

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

"I see that you have done quite a bit of research, what role do you want research to play in your career?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about what the US has done to fights Cancer and AIDS (is there really a right answer to this question?? I don't think so)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing (most difficult part of interview was surviving the scorchingly hot room)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked over primary and secondary app, printed out stuff from school website, a book about med interviews, woke up 30 min before I would have to have sex with my gf-->highly recommended pre-interview stress relief " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"facilities were spectacular, especially the gym, students all seemed nice, you could tell everyone there REALLY cared about helping people" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not a lot of basic research opportunities, kinda far from Chicago. area around school isn't super, curriculum isn't loose enough to allow for a year LOA from coursework" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"bring your AMCAS app to fill out paperwork about specific coursework and credits completed to fulfill requirements (do we really have to do this right before our interviews???). I did a saturday interview but I wish I had gone during the week cuz nothing was happening at the school and it felt like touring a closed shopping mall with a few students milling around" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"arrive, quick spiel by Dean Muraskas (great guy!), 2 back to back interviews (one PhD, one MD), then chat with students over lunch and tour of facilities. It was funny how they said that "occasionally" they would do three interviews, but would not tell us whether that was a good or bad thing. but people during the day were pulled aside from tour and stuff to go meet with another person. I was thankful that I made it through the day w/o this until I got back to the office and they told me and another guy to go talk to the dean. It was NOT an interview, just a chat. Although other people may have had actual interviews, who knows. Needless to say, me and the other guy went to the restroom to rebutton our top button and pull our act together since we had started to relax. I thought the finishing touch of the dean taking me and another guy into the NICU to show us the impact the school was making on the community was a very nice touch. I just got my acceptance today and if I get in somewhere else, I'd want to check it out again during school in session. Overall though, I'd be happy here for sure" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


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?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"completely online application would be nice and please give future students a look at the app before" Report Response

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