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Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Medicine
Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1931
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 192
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Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Medicine (LSU-NO)
Allopathic Medical School
New Orleans
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  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 118 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $23,985
  • Non - Resident Tuition $50,880
  • Application Fee $30
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 67.0

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Admissions Information

  • Student Admissions
  • Box P3-4
  • 1901 Perdido Street
  • New Orleans 70112
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Today more than at any other time, our school has established itself as a clear leader in educating the physicians of tomorrow. Through systematic self-assessment, we have made comprehensive modifications to our curriculum as exemplified by our state-of-the-art Student Learning Center. Here students learn in small groups and from the beginning are taught the connections between the basic sciences and clinical practice. Through advanced simulation technologies, our learners practice difficult procedures before they perform them on patients. With distance learning and telemedicine technologies we network with our students and residents in outlying hospitals as they benefit from the multiplicity of experiences that come with serving a broad geographic area.

Curriculum

The first two years of the medical school curriculum emphasize several basic sciences and their relevancy to clinical medicine. Clinical experiences, including required rotations with physicians, begin in the first year in courses such as Science and Practice of Medicine. This course has three components: computer based cases which will be assigned on a weekly basis in order to ensure that students develop early skills at clinical problem solving; small group discussion on issues important to the practice of medicine; clinical experiences in patient care settings and procedure laboratories where students learn to perform various clinical procedures such as lumbar punctures, intubations, etc. The second year of medical school utilizes an integrated approach to the teaching of basic science and pre-clinical courses within an environment that fosters a continued exposure to patient care. Clerkships begin in the third year, in which students rotate through the various clinical disciplines. In the fourth year, students are given several months for electives in addition to required rotations, such as Ambulatory Medicine and Acting Internships. Some of these rotations can be completed at the institutions associated with the LSU School of Medicine throughout the state or at other approved institutions outside the state or country.

Facilities

Since its inception some 75 years ago, our school of medicine has maintained a deep commitment to serving all patients, particularly the underserved. We are aligned with the LSUHSC Health Care Services Division which consists of nine hospitals throughout the state. Through this important relationship, our faculty and house staff provide quality medical care to the residents of Louisiana regardless of income or insurance coverage. Simultaneously, our partnerships with the LSU Healthcare Network and local private hospitals supply outstanding care to a growing population of private patients. These wide ranging medical services support the people of our state while providing the backdrop for a broad and comprehensive clinical education for our students and residents in training.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 110
Negatively 4
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.37 111

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.28 81

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"better instructions on getting from the parking lot to the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few of the directions on the secondary are somewhat vague, but other than that LSU's admissions office is wonderful to deal with." More from this Member | Report Response

"None; Everything was very organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Post directional signs up around the area. Due to the construction, it was fairly difficult to localize the actual office from the garage. Otherwise, do not change a thing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To avoid the million phone calls about the status of the application, put it all online. You will appreciate it more than me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Update you on your application process more often. Let you know if you are missing anything. I.e. di" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't really a huge fan of the paper application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Earlier notice about interview status and provide locations and pricing for places to stay." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviews was in a very small room...made me a little uncomfortable at first." More from this Member | Report Response

"NONE - note however that 2 interviews are open file and one is closed file. One interview is also wi" More from this Member | Report Response

"The seminars are nice, but a reduction in the seminar time accompanied with a tour of the actual lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure students know that they are more than welcome to ask for water bottles especially after ta" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Define professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would enjoy living in New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the upwards trend in your transcript grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define success" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In 25 years, looking back on your medical career, how would you determine if you had been successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the number one reason you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think leadership is and how have you demonstrated it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LSU-NO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your concerns about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me 3 adjectives to describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What support system will you have (all three)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ______. (EC)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (All 3)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to all schools you applied to what would be the deciding factor on where you choose to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one strength and one weakness of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a leader / Ex's of leadership" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LSU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe XXX research experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your withdrawals as an undergraduate." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you interested in Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of your leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine of all things" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (One interviewer asked ''why medicine of all things.'')" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you decide to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your father proud of you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is your best cognitive ability, and what is your best non-cognitive ability?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?- hopefully its something interesting b/c i do and they all got a kick out of it. I think it made me stand out" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to move to New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why are you interested in preventive medicine/peds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why LSU NO- Since you are from California why Louisiana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Would you come here over the other schools you applied to? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were your grades low your freshman year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me three words to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"all three -- why medicine? and what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any books lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give examples of leadership, citizenship, medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"blind interview - describe yourself and what you've been doing since your kast interview. ask them questions of what they want to hear, it helps a lot. also, prepare for this question before hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how u have demonstrated leadership, scholarship, and community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what are your hobbies and what you do in order to relax. Also include what you and your wife do together for hobbies, relaxation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you turn to for emotional/financial/educational support?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? Do you hunt/play golf weekly? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any regrets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you are a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine? What first drew you to medicine? Why do you want to be a doctor? (all 3 asked about this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to leave your career to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your leadership roles and how you helped others through these positions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of physician would you like to become?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you start as a History Major? Why did you transfer? Who has influenced you in your decision to pursue medicine? Do they have a lot of religious instruction at your school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (in the one blind interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give examples of leadership, citizenship, and scholarship. (from the blind interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you feel is a difficulty that you will face as a practicing doctor today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your activities at work (I'm a full-time Medical Assistant to an Orthopedic Surgeon)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"both of the open interviewers asked about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you been doing the past year since you graduated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your support system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you arrive at your decision to apply to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your trip to Ukraine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could be any office supply, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you demonstrated leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"define success" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would I be doing if I wasn't a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you failed the first anatomy exam next year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be anything other than a doctor, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn today? (they wanted to know specifics)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is Bruce Lee one of your role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What, outside of medicine, do you hope to accomplish in the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be anything in the kitchen, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In 25 years, looking back on your medical career, how would you determine if you had been successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I need to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How woud you tell a patient that you had made a mistake with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn about yourself while shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty tame." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is compassion? Empathy? Sympathy? Difference between compassion and empathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who's life have you had the greatest affect on? (the interviewer specified a positive affect...which I thought was funny)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities should a physician have? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest challenges as a medical school student? as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your biggest concerns about going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer told me about being a great doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to all schools that you applied to what would be the deciding factor on what school you chose to attend" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a quality that you think a leader should possess. (he was really cool about it, and told me to make sure I picked one that I could relate to myself so that he would have some good material for presenting me to the committee)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last movie you saw? book you read? hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What happens if you get into another school you applied to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a difficulty you encountered in your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities should a great physician possess and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Run of the mill questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend that I was my best friend and talk about myself in the third person." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe an instance where you made a positive difference/impacted someone else's life" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about going to medical school in New Orleans" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were basic ''why this'' interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I speak with the admissions committee, what do you want me to say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to overcome tragedy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friend's describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you consider to be your role model and Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one characteristic about yourself, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really interesting. I actually got asked about the same exact questions in all 3 interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you contribute to the rebuilding of New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions pertaining to my love of literature." More from this Member | Report Response

"do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone, who would it be" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see your career 20 years from now? Do you know what kind of medicine you will be practicing? " More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like growing up on a farm?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There wasn't anything out of the ordinary. Alot of questions came from my application, they just wanted me to elaborate on some of my extracurrics. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a month free of responsibilities, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What book are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what 3 people would you bring with you to a deserted island?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become a personal trainer? What do you do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine did not exist, what would you do in life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the worst class you took at LSU? and which was your favorite?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with 3 people, dead or alive, who would u choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the obstacles preventing medical students from becoming successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on what you learned from your own medical experience (as a long-term patient, post-surgery) what would you do differently from what your own physicians did in terms of care after you were discharged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about your application is average?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you pursuing a career in medicine because it's what you want or because people said you couldn't? (I had a 2.6 undergrad GPA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you related to so and so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you have on your fantasy football team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you behind your back?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you jump six points on your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your favorite work of classical literature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What section of the newspaper do you flip to first?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me of a time when you emphathized with someone. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like growing up in your house?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this dog you babysat for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10, 15 years? Where does your husband work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has prevented you from getting a 4.0? (I dunno, Fate?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you turn to for economic/emotional/academic support?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a sailboat that was sinking and you knew you could swim to an island, what 2 books would you take with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, do you want to be an Orthopedic Surgeon just like your dad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You're from a small town. Can you handle living in a big city?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a minor? I was confused by this question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Being a third-time applicant, I was asked mainly about the things that I have done since my last application to this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment?; What would you be if you were not a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think your chances are of getting in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could have your own magazine, what would you call it and what would the content be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to practice medicine, I responded, than he said answer again to bypass my rehearsed answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the qualities that you have that will contribute to your career as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest thing about medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why I should accept you , what makes you as an applicant stand out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why new orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

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