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Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
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  • Year founded: 1870
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 160
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Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine (Loyola)
Allopathic Medical School
Maywood
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 180 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $54,663
  • Non - Resident Tuition $54,663
  • Application Fee $90
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 64.0

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Admissions Information

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Office of Medical School Admissions
  • 2160 South First Avenue
  • Maywood 60153
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) is committed to scholarship and the education of medical professionals and biomedical scientists. Our school, including its faculty, trainees and staff are called to go beyond facts, experimentation, and treatment of disease to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives and treat the human spirit in an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life, and values human dignity.

Curriculum

Stritch's primary purpose is to train physicians who will care for their patients with skill, respect, and compassion. The personal and intellectual development of each student is promoted through close contact with faculty members and the administration. Students are exposed to a large academic medical center, as well as to VA and community-based practices and hospitals, where they learn in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual assistance.

The first year of the curriculum concentrates on the basic scientific principles and processes related to the normal structure, function, and regulation of the human body. In addition, first year students also receive instruction in human behavioral science, communication and medical interviewing skills, the doctor/patient relationship, health promotion/disease prevention, professionalism, medical ethics and the social and community context of healthcare. The second year focuses on basic science principles related to the mechanisms of human disease, pharmacology and the therapeutic approach to disease. Additionally, students continue to develop their basic clinical skills by gaining experience in the physical examination, effective history-taking and evidence-based clinical decision-making. Students also gain early clinical exposure through physician- and peer-mentor programs. The third and fourth years are organized into eight required clinical clerkships, two medicine sub-internship experiences and up to 34 weeks of elective time chosen from a catalog of over 100 clinical electives. Students also receive instruction in topics such as business and leadership skills, inter-professional interactions, justice in health care, disaster preparedness, nutrition, end-of-life issues, patient safety, global health, and healthcare delivery. Special curricular features include an emphasis on bioethics, professionalism and communication, as well as intensive training in history-taking and the physical examination.

Facilities

Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870 by the Jesuits, is one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States. By 1909, the university had organized several small medical colleges into a new medical school and, in 1948, the school was named in honor of Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago. In 1969 the University opened the Loyola University Medical Center, built on land given by the Veterans Administration, in Maywood, a suburban community located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago. In 2011, Loyola transferred its clinical and patient care operations to Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States, and also established a new Health Sciences Division to enhance the University's academic and research enterprise at the medical center campus.The campuses main buildings include: the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola Center for Fitness, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Hospital, and Loyola University Outpatient Center. Students receive clinical training at the 561-bed Loyola University Hospital, 250-bed Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, 248-bed Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, and other affiliated hospitals in the Chicago area.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 170
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.82 168

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 127

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please give a financial aid presentation to all students and provide information on the Match." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would have appreciated a clearer idea of the schedule ahead of time...if I had known exactly when my interviews and tour were further in advance, it would have drastically changed my travel plans." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work! You are fantastic people." More from this Member | Report Response

"All class-related forms should be done online prior to interview. I can be difficult to recall specific classes taken during academic career." More from this Member | Report Response

"None.....they are awesome people, and very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were wonderful! They were a great calming influence." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ability to complete the required paperwork before the interview day. A brief, general presentation about Stritch, especially about the Jesuit values. Financial aide presentation. Chaperones to take interviewees to and from interviews. Parking validation for the conveniently located visitor parking garage." More from this Member | Report Response

"None--super friendly and supportive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some sort of information session about the school to try to "sell it" for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps a group presentation on what the school is about, basic info, would be nice. Try to sell the" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - this was an excellent experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Filling out amcas info at the interview seems repetetive as we are basically asked to simply fill ou" More from this Member | Report Response

"Getting that pre-interview paperwork online would be awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing; the day was very well planned out." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Stritch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Coming from your background etc., how will you be able to relate to people/patients of various cultures and races different from yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Complete the sentence: My friends love me so dearly that they put up with my ______." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very specific questions/talking points from my application. They had done a VERY detailed review." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you, and where do those qualities stem from? (i.e. if I said my friends would say I was kind, interviewer would say "what do you think made you kind/why are you kind?")" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loyola? It is open-file. Your numbers are secret though (no MCAT/GPA)." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot about my research; Why do you want to be a doctor?; Why Loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about France's ban on child beauty pageants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What stresses you? How would your best friend describe you? How would you deal with (insert medically relevant challenge) as a future physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is my interest in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"discuss an ethical dilemma (you chose which ethical dilemma)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your ideal medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why/how would you fit in here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a research project of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe X,Y,Z activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical dilemma " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Researcher: Why Loyola, How do you think doctors use science and analytical skills to practice. We mostly had an informal discussion about science and how it pertains to medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the ethical issues the medical field is facing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What superpower would you want and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loyola, Why medicine, tell me about such and such experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your family. How are you going to adjust moving away from them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to know? The first interviewer was very interested in answering any questions I had about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk with me about an ethical issue in medicine and present both sides" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe any bioethics issue on your mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one weakness you have that you are trying to change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some other careers you have considered? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loyola? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about equity in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about x, y, z experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your friends would describe you if I asked them what you were like and what your strengths were?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with the US healthcare system? (Both my interviewers asked this)." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the current problems facing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest ethical problems facing medicine today" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a major problem facing US health care and what can we do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loyola? Why Medicine? ...the obvious ones" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take time off after college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/why Loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Stritch? Why take you over 3 other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little more about two of your volunteering experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do in your free time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like Spanish? Are you a published writer? Why Loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loyola" More from this Member | Report Response

"The illegal alien question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can be done to help the uninsured children in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An unconscious Jehovah's witness needs a blood transfusion to live, but the family adamantly refuses because of religious reasons. Do you still do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I've been doing since college." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing with medicine in 10 years? How do you plan to use your MPH? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You discover a fellow physician is using drugs or alcohol. What do you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered other career options? Why didn't you choose them? Describe why you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly tons of questions about my background from my file (which both interviewers knew VERY well)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite undergraduate course" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a psychiatrist and a patient came in for a psychiatric consultation but told you his insurance doesn't cover it and requests you bill the appointment as a diabetes consultation, would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your reasons for applying to Loyola again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to (your college)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from originally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about pharmacists being required to fill perscriptions for emergency contraceptive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem-cell therapy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my independent research study on autism." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Terri Schiavo case" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk alot about extra curriculars: research, volunteering, jobs, hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having travelled, what can you say about foreign health care policies? Compared with U.S. healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to describe personal experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, your interview all comes down to this, Sox or Cubs fan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is one of the biggest problems in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor specifically, and not a member of another healthcare level? (asked by both)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest problem in the healthcare system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor/why loyola" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you came to choose medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be comfortable going to school in Chicago? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest problem facing healthcare in the US (standard question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could guarantee you admissions to the medical school of your choice right now, on the condition that you had to commit to practicing one field of medicine for the next twenty years, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the ones mentioned above, why medicine, is anyone else in my family a doctor? How do you like your university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one controversial medical ethics issue that you find interesting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic stuff about my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to (insert college or university)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses and strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come about the decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loyola, and not a state school that is much cheaper?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They referenced my AMCAS application and my Loyola essays and asked me to explain experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine over research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem cells?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Background questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems are there in the health industry today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about (pick an experience from the AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you interested in Loyola verses your state medical school which would be cheaper" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why Loyola? What specialty? What other careers have you considered? (The standard med school interview fare.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Terri Schavio case: What would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change our medical system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician? And, what have you done to support your desire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About the recent Terri Schiavo case and whether to continue keeping her alive and it's cost effectiveness. (Spurred by our conversation on my past economics courses)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything pertained to my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most meaningful growth experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you became interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I do service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing physicans today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think people choose the medical specialty they do? How do you feel about the space shuttle failure? What are you looking for in a medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor, and why do you want to go to Loyola? (pretty standard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"all stuff specific to my app besides the general questions asked everywhere" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about HMO's? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine...why loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the weather in Chicago compare to Pennsylvania(where I'm from)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your major and extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor, why not an EMT? Why Loyola? What are you looking for in a med school? What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your story, and when/why you decided to go into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important ethical issue doctors face today, and how would you address it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else are you applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question: What would you do if... You had a 3 year old child who needed a blood transfusion to save his/her life but the parents did not want to proceed with the transfusion because of their strict religious beliefs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who are your three biggest heroes/role models? What was the most impactful experience in your life? And how do those two answers contribute to your career choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really...most of my interviews were conversational. Talked a lot about my ECs." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your family feel about your being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there are so many dollar stores, liquor stores, etc. in lower socioeconomic areas yet such a lack of real grocery stores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some discussions relevant to my background in EMRs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Society does not place importance on X-- so how did you come to hold the value X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a book you've read that you found inspiring? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"strength weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your ideal medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you didn't get many interviews this cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How does your dad feel about healthcare today" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you have a problem treating a patient if it went against your moral beliefs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethics questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What superhero power would you want to have and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can I convince you to come to Loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance a compassionate bedside manner with your other duties as a physician? You're not ordained, are you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Role play. How would you handle an irate patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite movie? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the name of the sword used in fencing? (One of the interviewers was interested in my fencing experience)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see medicine going in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"discuss your thoughts on a major bioethics or healthcare issue.. your choice. what type of clinical exposure do you have? what did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you taking this semester for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Discuss the pros and cons of euthanasia. Would you perform euthanasia? PAS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just basic questions...had a conversation about me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretend you have 3-5 minutes in front of the admissions committee as they look at your file...what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're on a 40 foot boat for 10 days. What three books do you bring with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be changed most about EMTALA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite movie? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you agree with the current government regulations on stem cells? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting, except one of the doctors threw me a curve ball and asked a question about a theory on emotions and the effect they have on your health." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years- maybe some of us are too type A and have it all planned out--while i've THOUGHT about it, I'm not one of them so it was the first time I had to put words to this question for myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it's right to do medical testing on humans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone didn't want to hear about your religion what would you do? lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you learn French?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a known murderer came in to your ER, would you save his life or let him die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you contracted a disease and you could drop dead within 5 years at any time. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is a big problem in clinical medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"''tell me about a time in your life in which you failed''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What on earth possessed you to go bungy jumping?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems with healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do people try to discourage you from medicine and what effect does this have upon you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loyola? (By both the Dean and my interviewer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the resulting political situation in Mexico? (I volunteered there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name all of your past teachers, from pre school through eighth grade." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you keep from getting burnt out as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If an illegal alien came to your private office and he was very sick, and his family would sue you if he died, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on healthcare as a right versus a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself having a family? How does being a doctor factor into it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst thing you heard from a doctor when you talked to them about going into medicine? How did it affect your thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who knows you best? If that person were to say 'that is so * insert your name here*', what would they be talking about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, if you find yourself interesting, the interview will be a breeze. It's a casual conversation about you and why you've chosen the profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had to deal with patients' families who were difficult? What about patients that are difficult? What is dealing with patients from different religious backgrounds like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favorite undergraduate course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you understand the Arabic in the Quran?/Do you believe we have a body and soul, just body, or just soul, etc...?/How's the relationship between Iraqis and Kuwaitis seeing as the Gulf War was Muslim-on-Muslim violence (b/c I lived in Kuwait for a year when I was young)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'll have to make personal sacrifices to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills from your business experience can you see yourself using as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With the progression of computers towards becoming self-aware, and the technology of nanobots, being a physician may become obsolete, why be a doctor then?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You look like you are twelve years old in your picture, what year was this photo taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What issues are of most importance to you in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences with Medicare. Does it work? What would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were the only obstetrician in Nevada and cant afford to practice there bc of malpractice insurance? Do you stay or go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a very depressed patient with advanced lung cancer came to you asking for a medication you both knew he would overdose on to kill himself? Would you prescribe the medication to honor his wishes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do if you are not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What am I most afraid of about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What potential problem do you see with our curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about this being a jesuit institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself... lot of open ended general questions like that since both were closed file. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Having travelled, what can you say about foreign health care policies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i got the standard, run of the mill all day. "why do you want to be a doctor?" etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking forward to most about your years in medical school? What are you looking forward to least?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your father push you into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about shows like Extreme Makeover? Do you think that's right? (This question didn't come up out of the blue... we were talking about that kind of stuff and I was saying that, as a doctor, I would not perform surgeries for purely cosmetic reasons...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three things you would never do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the steps in starting a business? (I have a business degree)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most important lesson you learned during your undergraduate experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the similarities and differences among the people in Maine, Montana, and Minnesota (places I've lived). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is professional soccer not very popular in the US? (We talked alot about sports during my interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary-- biggest problem with US healthcare, ethics issue" More from this Member | Report Response

"So how did you feel when Illinois beat Wake Forest? (I attend U of I -- so we talked about basketball for the first 10 minutes of the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could guarantee you admissions to the medical school of your choice right now, on the condition that you had to commit to practicing one field of medicine for the next twenty years, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are doctors who close up their practice and move to another state where it's cheaper to practice bad? What do you do if you can't afford to keep running your practive with patients only on HMOs? Do you shut-down & move?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you react when you have 10 patients, in one day, whose pain you cannot relieve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a physician's job in a case like the one in Florida with the woman on life support whose family wants one thing and the husband wants another." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think Chinese healthcare is stuctured in comparison to American healthcare? (Related to my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was presented with a hypothetical situation and asked how I would react to it based on my ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very out of the ordinary. Explain stem-cell research, perhaps interesting b/c this was the only school I interviewed at that even touched on any "controversial" ethical issues. Most other places stuck to healthcare policies, insurance, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"In terms of health policy, which candidate in the upcoming election is the best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical dilemma you have had or an ethical issue facing medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a neurosurgeon treating a patient who was terminally ill and suffering and he came to you seeking your assistance in committing suicide, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Differences I had with my ugrad's student body in a medical ethics class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothin really interesting... pretty straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst thing about working with cows?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where exactly do you live? (Interviewer was from the same city I am from)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Loyola?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So. . . .tell me about stem cells. (Totally random, thank you God for me watching TLC the week before!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the University of Michigan admissions lawsuit, and consequently, what do you think about racism? (I'm from the state of Michigan)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think obesity is a problem in the U.S. today? (Sparked by my research endeavors)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your view on universal healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What time of day do you MOST prefer to study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to explain to a 4th grader what a gene was and how it produced a protein, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a couple: If I married someone other than my race (specifically the interviewers) would my parents mind? (This was after saying how traditional my parents were). He asked me how I studied and if I had some notes with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the ethical arguments surrounding the woman in Florida on feeding tube?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your values...what do you stand for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about fraternity system at my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings on Euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really that stands out. First interview was basic questions, second was more of a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any issues in medicine today that concern you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your stance on physician-assisted suicide (I'm an Oregon resident.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think are some of the more interesting ethical issues we are facing today" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up doing medical missions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your international travel." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on euthanasia (I'm from Oregon)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite violinist and pianist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about dogs? Tell me about your dad. How did 9/11 affect him and your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think more women have entered medicine compared to 20 years ago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago? (I'm from chicago)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did September 11th change your motivation and goals regarding medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Just went over application, background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you decided to do a study abroad program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical issue do you find most interesting in medicine and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Based off my secondary) Tell me about this lake you go to w/ your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Bioengineering" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you perform Euthanasia (if it were legal)." More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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8.00 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

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7.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

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5.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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7.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"The people make this place great. Everyone cares about each other and wants students to succeed. Also, the facilities are amazing. It is so nice to have a dedicated medical school building that makes students feel like they have their own place on campus. Loyola is known for producing great clinicians and it is obvious why, they put a lot of time into preparing students for practicing medicine. Also, as an MD/PhD student, I have seen first hand the amazing basic science professors that are available- and the professors are almost always available to students. I am still amazed at how professors will go above and beyond to help out a student." | Report Response

"The true humanistic vibe. The motto "we also treat the human spirit" is one that is taken to heart and lived by here." | Report Response

"Amazing facilities with easy and convienient access to hospitals and outpatient clinics here on campus. Fantastic clinical training and awesome attendings and residents to teach us. Best of all is my classmates who are a kind, compassionate, motivated group of people that I am proud of working with." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The winter! But the bad weather makes spending all day inside studying a lot easier." | Report Response

"Loyola as a whole is somewhat lacking in ethnic diversity. Still, although there is a strong Catholic undercurrent throughout the school and the curriculum, it's not forced upon us. You can still find your own niche, whatever that may be." | Report Response

"High tuition, location kind of far from Chicago proper." | Report Response

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"Overall, a solid medical school with a terrific learning environment. Very supportive of students." | Report Response

"Loyola is a friendly place with many strengths. We learn a lot and have a good time doing it. The people here are amazing." | Report Response

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