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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"(interviews are semi-open file: no access to GPA/MCAT) Why medicine?/ Why Loyola?/ Have you thought about other career choices?" Report Response

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

"My first interviewer was a PhD, so he focused primarily on asking about one research experience and picked specific community outreach experiences." Report Response

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

"My second interviewer was a MD, so he focused on my motivations for medicine and family life." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do your parents think about you going into medicine in light of the current healthcare reform?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a current ethical problem in healthcare. I don't think I answered this one very well..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN and tons of 'doctor' books including one on understanding health policy; knew my primary and secondary... but I think I could have used a little more prep to make my answers more specific." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of everybody: admissions office staff, chairman and dean of admissions, tour guide, interviewers, MS1's, MS2's; clean, fresh, and new hospital facilities- especially the very cute children's ward, and of course, the amazing gym " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly nothing... This day turned out to be about us getting to know each other. Loyola really is beautiful- their mission, their facilities, and their people." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They forewarn you that you might have a lot of down time, which you can use to read/study. But this actually ended up being a good opportunity to sit in on lecture, talk to other interviewers, and ask questions from the chairman." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LOYOLA IS A GREAT PLACE! Everyone is truly happy with the education and opportunities at Loyola and helping in their community. This was my first interview- but I'll have a better frame of reference to compare Loyola against other schools very soon. :) " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Chicago Midway

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express- Hillside

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 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

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

5 out of 10

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