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  • Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Individual Feedback 5 119 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 111
Negatively 4
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.37 112

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 82

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.26 74

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 2
15 minutes 12
20 minutes 22
25 minutes 17
30 minutes 28
35 minutes 6
40 minutes 17
45 minutes 7
50 minutes 1
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 6

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 112
At a regional location 0
At another location 5

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 115
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 99
Closed file 4

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.93 115

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

"Define success (last interviewer only)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Define professionalism (last interviewer only)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you didn't get accepted last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"define professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in LSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You take the first anatomy exam next year and fail. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define success" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you are proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Whats one thing I should know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think your volunteer work and experience in the medical field have reconfirmed your desire to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about NO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun (all three)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of leadership have you had" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a leadership role" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? (All 3)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of leadership do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"General questions about volunteer, clinical, research, and leadership experience, and why I'm interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Any regrets?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me how you have been a leader in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What area of medicine are you interested in? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do to keep yourself in shape" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you love about new orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"leadership activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What three people, living or dead (no relatives) would you invite to dinner, and what would you ask them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who are your favorite authors/books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they asked specifics about activities listed on amcas app." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you feel makes a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They just asked me specifics about my volunteering" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever seen the movie "The Doctor"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your leadership skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"blind interviewer wanted to know my cum. gpa and science gpa -- i didn't know the combined gpas from both undergrad schools i attended" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in an MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one regret or mistake you have made?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is the one concern you have about entering medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring to the incoming class? " More from this Member | Report Response

"In 2-3 sentences, what do you want me to tell the AC on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply early decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one issue facing the medical community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are current problems in the health field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY DOCTOR?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do if you don't get accepted this time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing during your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel like you are disciplined?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is medicine's greatest challenge in the next few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the biggest challenges you will face during med school and afterwards in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could pick any med school in the country, right now, which would it be? What do you know about LSU-NO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest strength in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one strenght and one weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who do you lean on when you are down?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is important in patient-doctor interactions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get into LSU and Tulane, why would you choose LSU over Tulane?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What methods did you use to raise your MCAT score 6 points?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could not be a doctor, what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any favorite hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your MCAT score so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership experiences have you had? Why is that important?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you drop molecular genetics?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What defines professionalism from the aspect of a Doctor?/Is professionalism important for Doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important quality a physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Could you see yourself at LSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you achieve success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other interests do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your two greatest accomplishments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your support system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one of the most creative things you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most meaningful experience in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you lean on for support?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Can you give an example of something you've done that defines what it means to show compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didnt you apply to Tulane (since I went for undergrad and grad school there) and yes, all three asked me that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of support system do you have" More from this Member | Report Response

"What support system will you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you proud of? (All 3)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What leadership experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me a little about yourself (asked by blind interviewer)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why the MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about my volunteer experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How have you affected the community in a non-leadership role?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you plan to pay for medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you acted as a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name 1 strength and 1 weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do during your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn't be a doctor, what else would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What area of medicine interests you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research/clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to work with a certain cohort of patients (mainly low income african americans)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you are accepted to LSUHSC in Shreveport and New Orleans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in the MD/PhD program? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies. (I talked for about 20 minutes about the history channel with Dr. Estrada)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any clinical experiences? Do you know that medicine is right for you? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are your concerns? (over and over again, I think due ot the Hurricane crap)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you come here over other schools if you're accepted elsewhere?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about where you are from and if you want to go back there to practice medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"why does your last name sound familiar?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ALL of them why I wanted to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply, why did you apply to lsu and those schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why a doctor? why not a nurse or other medical position? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why lsu-no?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What on your application would stand out both positively and negatively when compared to the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be different in the way you will practice medicine from how your father's era practiced medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of course; why do you wanna be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Best/worst quality? What about your research? What'd you do in the ER?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your favorite professor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does everybody at your school get a 4.0?" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHY MAJOR IN WHAT U DID (NON-SCIENCE)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Let's say you have an 8-year-old patient to whom you've grown very close and he dies on the operating table during all-night surgery. How do you tell the family? Next, how do you deal with it personally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax and relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your greatest accomplishment in life? Why is it important for doctors to be great leaders and connect with people?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What schools did you apply to? GPA and MCAT? What are your hobbies?(blind interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the table in medical school/a career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what non-school books have you read? (asked at all three interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most significant volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What qualities do you have that you think will make you a successful physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some times where you displayed leadership qualities? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you read often?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will be difficult for you in adapting to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the workload of a med student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your GPA? MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun?" 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

What was the most difficult question?

"Of the things in your application, what are you the most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"define success" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you want to become a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you harmed someone as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't too difficult, but one question was about the Healthcare Act. Nothing too specific, basically if I read it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the withdrawals on your transcript." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you've had to overcome in your journey to medicine? (ex: parents' influence, school problems, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Tell me why we should want you."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare and contrast question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to change careers and go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining a period of poor grades" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really...I felt pretty well prepared for the questions they threw at me. Be prepared to ask them a question at the end. The interviewers seemed eager and excited to answer my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools you have applied to? I thought that was a bit odd...nevertheless, I answered it honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"what has been your most defining moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change anything about the school what would you change" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the positive/negative experiences about medical school? about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why weren't you involved in more school-related extracurriculars?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your story. (I feel like it's so vague that it's kind of hard to answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most difficult experience and how did you handle it? (only because I get a little upset talking about it, but my interviewer understood)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give examples of Leadership (except after I gave a good example, the interviewer said, ''What else'' and after I gave a 2nd example the interviewer said, ''Anything else'' - so basically have multiple examples prepared.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your research and clinical interests coincide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go through your undergraduate career and from the beginning and tell me how you came to be where you are today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me one negative quality about yourself (always answer this question with a characteristic which could also be considered positive)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Outline your work history since undergraduate school and the start of your graduate school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really any difficult questions. No games, just a good ol' fashion interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions. They did not give me hard time at all, but this was not everyone's experience. Some people looked like they had been put through the ringer." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other careers have I thought about." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"honestly, it was ''why medicine.'' I had my prepared answer for it but in the heat of the moment I gave a long-winded, random answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a paper I wrote my sophomore year of college that was in a confidential recommendation. I didnt know that my professor even included that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of how your leadership has affected your community." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Give me an example of how your leadership positively affected the community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one specific instance where you were a leader." 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 type of a leader are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength and weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"You completed your undergrad work several years ago. What makes you think you'll easily switch gears back into ''study mode?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine over other possible careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you couldn't do anything in medicine (can't be a doctor or nurse)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing too hard" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your self in 1 adjective." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? I prepared an answer for this, but when time came I kinda fumbled my words a bit. I would suggest practicing the answer to this question out loud." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want me to say about you to the commitee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you interned with a female physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to go into some other area of healthcare? or What would you do if you could not be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you decided to leave your career to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"right after the question "what accomplishment are you most proud of", i was asked "what thing/event in your life are you least proud of?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would your friends say are your strengths or weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain youself in 2-3 sentences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"In a minority community, what do u think is the biggest health problem? How would u fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When your name is brought up at the AdCom Meeting, what should I tell them about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Summarize in 2 or 3 sentences what I should present to the entire committee on your behalf. This was difficult for me because I have trained myself to elaborate on what I think are my assets, credentials, etc. It can be surprisingly difficult to succinctly characterize oneself as a candidate who is better qualified than the other (very qualified) applicants in the office. In giving my response I was told twice "Too long!" So, be prepared. Even if you're not asked, it's a good exercise." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do yo think of faith healing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you a leader? How do you deal with stress? -Generic and expected but still ambiguous in my opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time you acted as a leader" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the most important issues in health care practice today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two: Based on what you know about what it takes to be a good physician, what do you still need to work on? What will you do for a career if med-school just isn't going to happen for you, ever? " More from this Member | Report Response

"weakness?,leadership examples?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your leadership style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions even in the open interviews. They just really wanted to get to know you better." More from this Member | Report Response

"What, as a young person, do you find discomforting about practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the question above was the only one i had other than the easy: what are your hobbies, what books have you read, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really any--all were standard questions that I expected in some form or another." More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were relatively basic. No really hard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most difficult thing for you in medical school? In practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the genetics couselors in this state, personally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest accomplishment? Also was asked to "Give me examples that show me that you understand communication between doctors and patients"" More from this Member | Report Response

"In my one closed file interview I was asked to describe myself starting with Kindergarten. The interviewer also asked my how I would handle being married and being in medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no hard questions, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? by the dean of admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite psychologist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?(seriously, the questions were all relaxed and easy to answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your past experience abroad change you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"why M.D?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview/Question preparation" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, mocking interviews with family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock with friends, SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over my personal statement and questions on Student Doctor Network here." More from this Member | Report Response

"My husband asked me the SDN questions in a "real" interview environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, read up on AMCAS and PS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked with some friends who had interviewed previously." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had my significant other ask me questions and be brutally honest with me about my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked up past questions and practiced answering them free-form." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interviews with common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"ALOT of soul-searching, SDN, looked up commonly asked Med School Interview Questions, read up on current issues in Healthcare, made an outline of important things to bring up during the interview, read the school's catalogue, spoke with med students, mock interview the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared answers to potential questions by looking at this page I am now contributing to." More from this Member | Report Response

"went over common questions, my application and met with friends who have been through the process" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed application,CV" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a mock interview the friday before, and read and answered the questions posted on SDN the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Briefly looked over application. Read some SDN feedback. Talked to my boss about possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"not really" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my application and the questions from this website- they really covered everything I got asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, AMCAS and secondaries, practice interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS app, my research publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, reading my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, Secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS. secondary, websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS essay, secondary essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over AMCAS, secondary. I wanted to be as candid as possible, so I did not rehearse questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my aamcas, secondary, and stage 2 questionaire. Don't bother trying to read every copy of newsweek, because they do not ask you the ''cureent events'' type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't prepare. Be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"read LSU website, AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read over my amcas application, read up about the school and talked to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, Secondary, SDN, School website" More from this Member | Report Response

"by talking to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, read over resume and AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS. Compiled and printed all relevant questions from SDN Feedback and wrote out brief sketches of answers. But don't stress, ok?!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Review Application" More from this Member | Report Response

"by not worrying about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"practice interviews, read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over common questions asked in interviews, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"I've been on several other interviews (with one acceptance), so I went based on previous experience. I also reviewed my AMCAS and secondary application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"read application, mock interview, brushed up on facts about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed amcas app, secondary, school website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read amcas app, sdn, wrote out prepared answers to possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read secondary, AMCAS and the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, read amcas, read secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS and secondaries, I asked a friend who is a doctor what were some current issues he was facing as a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my applications (amcas and secondary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my own application and caught up on some recent medical ethics topics. I knew myself and acted accordingly." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over my application, had a doctor that I work with ask me questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interview, re-read AMCAS, looked up ethical questions online" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, reviewed AMCAS and all of my applications/essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked on my school's career services website for practice questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read questions on SDN; re-read AMCAS and 2ndary application. practiced some of the "harder" interview questions w/ my brother" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read over the website, talked to current students there and to friends who already interviewed, read over application, prepared a portfolio, prepared some questions to ask them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"went over the questions on this website and talked to my parents and friends about possible answers. i avoided anything that could possibly stress me out the night before and the day of the interview. i relaxed and went out to dinner." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over amcas and lsu secondary, lsu-no website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, lots of Google searches for lists of generic medical school interview questions, advice. I re-read my personal statement and made certain that I knew important dates and the chronology of work and volunteer positions. I wrote out answers to all questions I thought likely to be asked. My best preparation came from writing out and practicing the details of my biography, which is essentially what the blind interview consists of. Be able to summarize yourself in 15-20 minutes, highlighting education, important events throughout your life, development of goals and how you were able to achieve them (or not.) List one or two of your major accomplishments, one or two of your shortcomings and how you were able to recover from them, how you were ablew to turn a negative into a positive. I found it important to know what I wanted to say in outline form only. The interviewer doesn't want a canned or overly rehearsed answer...make your answers and your stories seem conversant. This is especially good advice, I think, at LSU-NO, where the interviews are more informal and conversation-like." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Reviewed basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, shined my shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over website, read MSAR, talked with other students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read information on the school, read current news regarding medicine, mock interviews, prayed" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, review sample questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, NEWS ARTICLES, BOOKS, MENTALLY PREPARED SOME RESPONSES AND TRIED TO SOUND NATURAL" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, read common interview questions, looked over secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site (found it very helpful); talked to first, second, and fourth year students that i know at the school about their interview experiences and overall experiences at the school so far; self-reflection; read the newspaper; review AMCAS! (I got tripped up remembering my MCAT scores)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed informed about current issues facing medicine as well as perused the LSUHC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read these reviews, reviewed my amcas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amcas, a few secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read interview feedback on the SDN, read newpapers, watched CNN daily, and mostly prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my AMCAS, used interview feedback, talked to other applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"LSU website, this site, prepared for the standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at the feedback here. you should re-read your personal statement, I was asked about that and had no idea what i had written about." More from this Member | Report Response

"considered how to approach standard interview questions, reviewed my research, looked over my AMCAS application, thought about questions to ask the interviewer about LSU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, the schools website, my application, and the current news." More from this Member | Report Response

"went over answers for basic questions, read this site, went to LSUHSC-NO site, reread AMCAS and NO supplemental applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"studied my own research and LSU application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got clean clothes" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my application and talked to friends who had interviewed there in previous years. I also got my wife to ask me difficult interview questions, but I was asked none of those during my interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website " More from this Member | Report Response

"It is all about R&R. " More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at this site, talked with friends that interviewed last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of introspection, talking with friends who also applied and interviewed for medical school (and some who didn't), and i read the interview feedback on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical questions, reviewed application, read website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at SDN,AMCAS application, LSU website, thought of all the possible questions an interviewer could ask and prepared the topics that I would discuss if asked those questions. I think that this is a smart move because I was asked every single question that I prepared for. Make sure that you go over your AMCAS application thoroughly because they can ask the tiniest details. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good night sleep, great breakfast. Reread application." More from this Member | Report Response

"good night sleep, breakfast, visualized being relaxed, brainstormed possible questions and practiced answering them aloud" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, drove to the school to scout out where I would need to be beforehand, read the school catalog, reviewed possible interview questions from various sources" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application materials, read literature on the school, prepared some questions to ask the interviewers about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedbacks from SDN and that's about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Took a bath, brush my teeth, and iron my clothes." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fluidity of the establishment and the openness of the faculty and staff. They truly feel like a family." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed very supportive and honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who gave the tour were incredibly helpful and nice. The facilities are really impressive and new." More from this Member | Report Response

"tour, new hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great atmosphere, shiny new hospital, friendly students/faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was great and the interviewers made me feel at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a shiny, brand new hospital. It is pretty and I want to do clerkships there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sense of community, the facilities, the feeling that everyone truly cared about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything. LSU's facilities are nearly brand new and top notch. All the students seemed very happy and satisfied with their choice to attend LSU. The extensive tour was the best I had at any medical school, and gave me a very good insight to the day to day life at the school. I interviewed with 5 other people and the intimate nature of the interview was a nice change from the large groups I was a part of at other schools. New Orleans is a unique city that is a wonderful place to live. Brand new teaching hospital on the horizon." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were positive about the school and seemed happy to be there; staff and faculty is friendly, and facilities are state of the art. The simulation lab is really nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their facilities are great, and the people are very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed atmosphere - faculty, administrators, & students. I liked the "dummies" - seems like a great way to practice & build confidence." More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly everyone was, how happy the students seemed, facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid-back and personal. All of the staff and students are very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation facility was amazing. The view from the lunch room was fantastic. The people were very inviting and willing to answer questions. It felt like everyone was friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students I met during to day were so supportive and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were outstanding and the people seemed very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The doctors that interviewed me gave lots of great feedback and advice. Overall, the day was very laid back. NO NEED TO STRESS!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the interview was." More from this Member | Report Response

"the admissions committee was very nice and friendly. everything about the school rocks." More from this Member | Report Response

"students, facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and temperament of the people at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and facilities. Several new and currently under renovation; the simulation labs are an interesting feature. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are really nice. Simulation labs are awesome. Location is great for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation lab, interviewers enthusiasm" More from this Member | Report Response

"Simulation center was state-of-the-art. Maybe 2 other schools have anything like it. Facilities blew me away with how new they were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities they have are AMAZING! I was thoroughly shell shocked. At first I did not think LSU was going to be in my top choices of schools but after the tour and being there its definitely shot to the top. Also EVERYONE is nice, even the construction workers and janitors. Everyone was genuinely caring and kind. Also gave me a free hat as a souvenier" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were really nice and acted more like they were trying to impress us than the other way around. Dr. Eubanks did a great job of completely explaining the whole interview process and making sure we knew exactly what was going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities and the people...The learning center is amazing and people are very friendly and helpful. The campus is very safe, and there are elevated walkways between buildings. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The easygoing nature of the interview. Not nearly as stressful as I was expecting." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school as a whole is very good at providing you the educatio to become a great clinician. Research is there just not as enhanced. The simulator is awesome and LSU has the nicest place for med student to study. Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly students and faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is constantly being updated, and the clinical skills lab for L1 and L2's was great. The tour and lunch with the medical students was not only low-stress but really fun. Dr. Eubanks gave a really informative talk that really reassured any doubts that anyone may have about studying medicine in New Orleans post-Katrina that was very open and honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of the facilities are brand new post katrina. The learning center is amazing. Also, 1st and 2nd year students have a clinical skills lab course where they get hands on experience with things such as sterile technique, measuring blood pressure, CPR, intubation, and emergency assessment. Also, the students are very friendly and more than welcome to answer any questions you may have." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classroooms and the labs looked really nice and modern and all the facullty, staff, and students seem really nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! They have a new state-of-the-art OR for the residents and awesome simulators. Med students that gave the tour were excellent and engaging. It was a overall great experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical skills lab and the the simulation lab are really great. The students really like the school and it showed. Also, you can get around the entire campus on this walkway, so you don't actually have to go down to the street. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical training available at LSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"great campus connected by covered walkways, top-notch clinical training, and the new, state-of-the-art Learning Center and Simulation Lab with mannequins that react like real humans " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities they've redone post-katrina" More from this Member | Report Response

"DrX and the Simulators" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything! the facilities, the curriculum, the faculty, the students... seems like a very very good school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the friendliness of all the staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly was not expecting the facilities to be as nice as they were. Due to the hurricane, everything is brand new. The anatomy labs are huge and they have at least 6 LCD big screens in each to assist with teaching. The lecture halls are also very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really thrilled to hear about all the Clinical Skills labs that we get to do our first year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of everyone at the medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Since Katrina, they have updated so many things. Everything looked brand new." More from this Member | Report Response

"the updates after the hurricane" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were all really cool and some of the stats that Dr. McCluggage gave us were very impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school really is working hard to make improvements after Katrina, and the students seem very enthusiastic about working as a team." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress, they really want to show you what being a student at LSUHSC is all about. They are confident in their program and it shows." More from this Member | Report Response

"how well the school has rebounded after the storm. the effusiveness of the students, faculty, staff. the emphasis of the school on WELL-ROUNDED individuals. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how much they have recovered and are coming back after the storm." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were very enthusiastic. Dr Eubanks was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How well the facilities were doing so soon after the storm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Their new Clinical Learning Center." More from this Member | Report Response

"How well the school has come back after Katrina." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice and friendly, lot of cute girls too. Dr. Eubanks opened up the meeting with a 20 minute speech on how LSU is coming back stronger than ever and that our clinical experiences will be great, if not better, than before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Intentionally low stress. Very friendly interviewers. Even post-katrina they have everything together." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back and nice the interviewers were. " More from this Member | Report Response

"McCluggage and my interviewers were very positive about the schools future. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They had packets of information for each of us to take home and Dr. Eubanks reassured us that the school was doing well and that it would be back in New Orleans in July." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, new dorms look good, excited faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the new learning center" More from this Member | Report Response

"i love that the current students have personality and seem to have fun in addition to studying hard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of experience my 2 student tour guides (both 2nd years) already had in the hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning orientation with Dr. McCluggage and student tour, were very comprehensive and packed with info. The simulator and clinical skills facilities. The value" More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour was much better this time. the 2 students that gaves us the tour told us a lot of cool stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview group, students, interviewers, atmosphere, learning center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, admissions office employees, students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students, faculty, and the staff. The Cohn Learning Center, plans for expansion of the learning center, ongoing and planned expansion of many parts of the LSUHSC campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Student Learning Center; The simulation dummies; the students;the curriculum; the area; the facilities; I LOVE THIS SCHOOL; This is my number one choice; One of the interviewers was a fourth year medical student; he was real cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Learning Center, simulated patients, student tour guides, overall facilities, overall friendliness...lots. Also, the AC meets Friday (3 days) and we should receive notification by next week. I'm a big fan of not waiting!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities. Nice people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great clinical training, and the school knows they are good and they don't care what anyone else says about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"LSU is very clinically oriented in terms of their approach to educating their students. It was refreshing as most schools are either research oriented or keep their students in the classroom until late their 3rd or 4th years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"people, technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"STUDENT LEARNING CENTER IS AWESOME" More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs with the new dummies, the laptop programs, and the training you get by the time you leave." More from this Member | Report Response

"The unique culture at the school. There is a definite sense of camaraderie and pride among faculty and students. LSU knows its students are prepared to compete nation-wide." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff, students and instructors. The student learning center with their simulators and DxR system was unparalleled. " More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed atmosphere,casual talking during the interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very new facilities, the dummy simulators, top ten med school by a recent med school examination they went through, good ciriuculum, top notch technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE was very nice and accommodating. There is plenty of water if you ask. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Those "dummies" are amazing, very realistic. The training facilities are labs were very nice; everyone was really friendly and absolutely had water for us. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything. The facilities are top notch. The patient simulators are unrivaled. According to them, the clinical education is pretty much second to none, owing to the association with Charity hospital - med students are part of the health care team, not just learners." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice. The facilities are nice, particularly the learning center. It seem as though the students get a good, hands-on education." More from this Member | Report Response

"the Student Learning Center, the emphasis on independent study (as opposed to classes extending all afternoon), the great opportunity for clinical exposure, student parking lot directly across street from main building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere of the actual interview was more "laid-back" than I expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely nice. The students who gave us the tour were very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum has been totally revitalized and for the better. I was not impressed before I went, but left with a newfound respect and appreciation for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are great" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Isodore Cohn Learning center with the patient simulators (dummies) is amazing. I was also impressed with the friendliness of the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical dummies " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and had a good sense of humor--the doctor who briefed us in the morning was wearing a WB cartoon tie. The facilities were very well maintained; but also, there are plans for additions and improvements. The new multi-million dollar student center was very impressive. Also, I have to say hats off to the student who showed us their dorm room for their interior design skills--it was most impressive. :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"the biggest thing: the facilities, especially the simulation lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students and the school itself. the dean of admissions offered some pretty impressive statistics early on during the day, and from what i saw on the tour, they all seemed believable. the students that ran the tour were also really well informed, and they seemed happy enough, and that was an added plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness and cohesion of the student body" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely nice and the facilities are top notch. Clinical experience they offer to first years definitely an advantage" More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the school. There is a lot of enthusiasm at this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and students. The learning resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"courtesy and helpfulness of everyone involved They had water for us, contrary to past feedback comments." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness and excitement of the staff and students about LSU-NO, the learning labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities, like the student center, and the dummy that responds to its environment exactly like a human" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new student resources center with the dummies." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student center with the real-life mannequins." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Only that it took longer to find out about acceptance than they had said at the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"No one really asked about my research which was a critical part of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Uncertainty regarding funding and administration of teaching hospitals in the near future." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is in a rougher side of town" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of anything..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish we could have seen more of the Emergency room." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer out of the 3 was very grumpy so I had to really work to win him over." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location seemed a little bleak." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Just relax and enjoy the experience. They're looking for applicants to be enthusiastic, honest, and well-rounded. Don't let your nerves get in the way!" More from this Member | Report Response

"ummm. nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the three student tour guides, a couple of them didn't really care to be there. One cared and was great to talk to and offered a lot of insight." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the same people from undergrad go there, one tour guide seemed like she was miserable" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than University, doesn't have much in terms of hospitals. The female tour guide was completely depressed and unenthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its still under construction. The area looked like the ghetto and the first few floors where scary but then once you got to the admissions floor and also the renovated floors as well as the academic building it was AMAZING! Like going to a corporate office. Also the exercise facility is amazing and FREE! If I did go there though I would have to get used to the heat and humidity which is something I can definitely handle! Oh another thing that they should change is putting all lectures on video. I know that most people worry about people not attending class but actually being able to re-hear the lecture is very helpful. If they changed that LSU would definitely jump to #1 for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Literally nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "blind" interviewer basically had me tell her everything that was in my file anyway...I didn't really care, but they shouldn't call it a blind interview if that's not really the case. A friend of mine interviewed on the same day and had a student interviewer ask her an inappropriate political question. I heard that Dr. Schwartz asked some odd questions but that he was nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Library needs some work." More from this Member | Report Response

"For some reason, there are alot of cocky students at LSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a maze and we got stuck in an elevator. " More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of walking before the interview in a warm day and not having enough time to cool off before starting the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am not really into the vertical (traditional) curriculum approach. I think that the systems based approach is a better fit for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Surrounding area of campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost every time I passed a student on campus they said something to the extent of ''Get out while you can...or get ready for hell''" More from this Member | Report Response

"how stressed out the students are in comparison to the other schools i went to" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't like that is in the middle of a big city in not the best neighborhood and some of the building were out of date" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers kept calling me by the wrong name, and it appeared to me that she didn't read very much of my file. Also, when I told her I'd already been accepted to another school, she instantly replied, ''Oh, you DON'T want to go there!'' I didn't like the way that she immediately discounted the other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a lot, and I wasn't sure what to expect beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"they weren't as warm, welcoming, or friendly as other schools. they didn't try to get to know you by name. the interviewers were great, but the other ''stuff'' (informational sessions and tour) weren't as friendly. we didn't interview with dr. eubanks or dr. mccluggage as were told either. also, (this is dumb, but) the seats were really dusty in the waiting area, where we spent a lot of time; it was really gross to be all dressed up and have to wipe off a seat with your hand (and it turned gray!) before sitting down. also, there was a ton of construction going on (which is good, but), and all you could hear was hammering the whole time (the interviewers weren't pleased with that either). " More from this Member | Report Response

"whenever fellow interviewees returned from interviews wi Dr McClugage, they kept stating what a jerk he was. He seemed fine to me though." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers was a little too focused on my husband! Right out the gate he asked about him, and his ties to Lousiana, and how moving to LA would affect him. Then he came out and said that I needed to find a school with a lot of diversity, because I would not be happy otherwise because I wouldn't fit in. That kind of threw me off so when I asked about the diversity at LSU NO, he said that I would fit in at LSU NO, but other schools I wouldn't. In his words - you could try to fool yourself and tell yourself that you will be happy, but you won't be happy there because you wouldn't fit it.- That kind of turned me off to the school. Afterwards he said he looked forward to seeing me, and meeting my husband- again, a little too focused on my husband and not enough on me! The other interviewers rocked, and totally were trying to recruit me, but that one really made me think about if I wanted to come to school here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"dorm rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, Dr. Eubanks did a very good job selling the school, and there are many new rooms and new things. (it seems as though the hurricane in its own way may have made the school better)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything seemed kind of rushed, but I'm sure they were on a tight schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not get to tour the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Obviously that it was in BR and not NO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"My tour guide was kind of wacky." More from this Member | Report Response

"the fact that the adcom met last friday ... that means i've got to wait a month until their next meeting!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Apartments are ugly and the work-out facility is lacking. Although, we toured the new dorms, which look nice, and there is supposed to be a new work-out facility being built." More from this Member | Report Response

"the area isnt great as most people know, there are all kinds of covered walkways, even go all the way to charity " More from this Member | Report Response

"the financial aid talk is extremely drawn out and boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"crosswalk (i understand why they need one but they could have designed it better), 1st years classroom (looks intimidating)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dorms" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms and the lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers had an accent and he kept interrupting me when I was talking to ask questions. The students forgot about their duty to tour and we were eating lunch by ourselves for a few minutes; our tour was rushed because we were waiting for students to come." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dorms looked miserable, as did "exercise" facilities (although a new center is apparently nearly complete). The location in the city is bad and I'm not a fan of NO in general (conversely, the opportunity to train at Charity is tough to deny)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area surrounding the campus is a bit sketchy. The fact that they had to build elevated walkways as a security precaution was a bit troubling. " More from this Member | Report Response

"THE OTHER STUDENTS DID NOT SEEM LIKE THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE REALLY DOING THERE" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms and the rain" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students definately talked about partying way too much; I like to have a good time, but I began to wonder how they were passing class. Also 165 class size (kinda big)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorms were not impressive to say there is a one-year wait because the demand is so high. But, they do have plans for new dorms. There was consturction going on in the cafeteria which made is near impossible to hear even the person sitting next to you talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dorms were kinda ugly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weight room in the residence hall is about 25 years out of date." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not get to go in the dorm/apartments because my tour guides did not live there. I would have liked to see them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not negatively impressed with anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area of New Orleans that the school is located in. But at least there are raised walkways to get from building to building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't seem to be much student body comraderie, people weren't as friendly as at my last interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"dorms, parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing--However, they may want to invest in upgrading the medical school's website both aesthetically and content wise. They have a really great program and it seems a shame not to have a website to match." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Construction" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is alot of construction around the area, making it difficult to park and drive around the school. But, that can't be helped and the improvements will be great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The discussion about students financial obligations." More from this Member | Report Response

"seemingly unorganized tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"NO bathroom or water breaks unless you specifically asked. I highly advise that you take a bottle of water. Thanks to the other respondant who advised that. My mouth stayed dry even though I took my water bottle and refilled it often." More from this Member | Report Response

"Housing options, the neighhborhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"The living facilities and with construction going on parking seems to be a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How at home I would feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admission genuinely wanted to learn more about my interest in medicine and LSU New Orleans" More from this Member | Report Response

"How low stress the interviews are" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that they would have general notes and not my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and nice the day would turn out. They really just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I had a pretty good idea of everything from this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"How fun the day would be!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No one really cares if you don't wear stockings" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much fun the day would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there they school is no longer doing blind (closed-file) interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't need to bring a big folder or bag. They provide a folder with handouts and a notepad, so you just need a pen for most things." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is really as laid back as they tell you it is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were at the end of the day...so make sure to not let the anticipation build up and get the best of you." More from this Member | Report Response

"dr. eubanks (the chair) comes in and talks to you for about and hour or more first thing when you get there so dont be sleepy-eyed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the day would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I can think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'd like it more than I thought I would" More from this Member | Report Response

"How impressive the school was and how in-depth the tour was. Best tour at any school I'd been to." More from this Member | Report Response

"What a good place to stay would be, how much a taxi ride is going to cost." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a pair of flats for the tour....We did a lot of walking, including a visit to the ER of University Hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. SDN prepares you pretty well" More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulator and the student facility is REALLLLLLLLY top-notched." More from this Member | Report Response

"That we wouldn't get to see labs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No surprises for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, the website has lots of good information" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much fun it was taking the tour and getting to know the medical students and also how tired I was after finishing the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I might have worn more comfortable shoes since there was alot of walking during the tour, not that it was a bad thing though. It was enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished I would have known that their classes are huge. The usual class size is around 180. I would worry about becoming just another number, in a class that size." More from this Member | Report Response

"bring a bottle of water if you don't want your mouth to turn as dry as the Sahara from dehydration. they only gave us soft drinks at lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"the ''free'' parking lot we were told to park in was actually blocked off when I got there and I had to find other parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that I would be tired after the orientation and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"They really just want to get to know you. There is NO reason to be as nervous as I was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not judge their facilities from the interstate, they are much nicer inside." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure to have reviewed your AMCAS thoroughly. (Particularly, you'll want to know how many post-bacc/grad hours you have/will have completed before matriculation.) But again, don't ''study'' these numbers to the point of making yourself anxious. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were not stressful at all. Interviewers made the experience easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I had forgotten the definition of ''cognitive'', since I had last seen that word in an intro psyc class two years ago" More from this Member | Report Response

"that is was nothing to worry about. VERY relaxed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a LOT of walking, so wearing comfortable shoes would be a plus." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is looking for people who are capable of coping with adversity and who foster diversity. one of my interviewers was specifically looking for students who will help rebuild new orleans." More from this Member | Report Response

"How poor the facilities were." More from this Member | Report Response

"that they do have a student run clinic avaiable to students but it is VERY competetive to get in" More from this Member | Report Response

"How non-stressful and really nice all the interviews were. I interviewed with Dr. Eubanks and when I walked in his office he was like " More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed in Baton Rouge, so there was nothing there to discover" More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that this interview was so laid back and easy. I was stressing the night before. DON'T STRESS JUST BE YOURSELF AND YOU'LL BE FINE! I promise." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were only 4 interviewees that day, so we wrapped up early." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews that were open-file were really good. In the one blind interview, be sure to be VERY confident in yourself and your accomplishments." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical skills classes used to teach basic procedures, The new revised curriculum has no electives your 1st or 2nd year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how nervous i was for my first interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were extremely relaxed...I couldn't sleep at all the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, but I was more impressed with their facilities than LSU-S, and I liked LSU-S." More from this Member | Report Response

"My shoes are uncomfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interview is blind and the other two have your file. The blind interview was by far the easiest" More from this Member | Report Response

"THEY DO GIVE WATER AND PARKING IS OKAY IF U COME WITH SOMEONE TO DROP YOU OFF" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where the visior parking lot is" More from this Member | Report Response

"My blind interviewer did not do a good job of helping the conversation along. I had heard about the blind interview where you are asked to begin telling him/her about yourself, but didn't prepare for a one sided conversation, where I wasn't asked follow up questions or for more details. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It rained all day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing.....I was overall very impressed and enjoyed my visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't stress out!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Tulane and LSU-NO students both do their third and fourth years in Charity, and that I shouldn't have sent Tulane my 95 dollars. I could've spent that on Bourbon." More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy the interviews were. There was no point to being worried." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have read my AMCAS application over." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't worry--it's a pretty low stress interview. They were there to converse, not to grill you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I felt really prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"most of the students are form LSU in Baton Rouge which I am not. I was left feeling a little like I was in high school again" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing much, it was pretty much like I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked to other students first before I went to the interview and they told me that they do not give bathroom or water breaks. NOT TRUE!! Just ask for anything! The people are extremely nice! Don't be alarmed when you arrive because they stick you in a very small room with other students. Just relax and have fun! " More from this Member | Report Response

"two open-file interviews and one blind interview with a 4th year med student" More from this Member | Report Response

"First thing when you arrive, you are placed in a small closed room with other interviewees. There are many interviewers present so the process rolls along quickly in the afternoon. In other words, you will have 3 different people interviewing you and the person sitting next to you will have 3 other people interviewing him/her. Also, the process is completely random." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be authentic and stay calm!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience, don't sweat it. Just be yourself, because that's what they're looking for." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was super relaxing and all the students were happy. All the students were wearing running shorts and t-shirts. It looks like a dream come true." More from this Member | Report Response

"LSU is a fantastic school, and you would receive a great education here. The students, faculty, and administration seem to be a happy bunch, and get along very well. For as large as the LSUHSC campus is, the environment seemed very collegial. New Orleans is a one of a kind place that is a truly great place to train to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be truthful and stay yourself. The interview will be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good school and experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare well, get good sleep the night before, leave early, then relax and enjoy yourself! The interviewers really just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was very positive about the schools future due to funding, and rebuilding from Katrina." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school, it confirmed everything I've already known about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I left with a heightened excitement about the school. The anticipation of the day was WAY worse than the actual process. Be confident, dress professionally, be prepared, and just BE YOURSELF!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was very laid back. Everyone was very nice. After everyone had their first interview done, everyones stress level dropped and we relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school itself was great. Many service opportunities set-up by the school. Entertainment is near for those few chances that you'll get." More from this Member | Report Response

"Way better school than I thought it would be - impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Definitely one of my top choices now. If they started putting up lectures online then it would definitely be my number 1 choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It's really not a big deal. I know everyone else says it and it's hard to believe, but they are really just trying to make sure that you are a normal person who can have regular interactions with people. Everyone was really encouraging about the interviews the whole time, except my blind interviewer who didn't really show emotion until the very end of her interview, but she ended up being really nice also." More from this Member | Report Response

"Each interview is scheduled for 40 minutes, but usually only lasts about 15-20 minutes. Don't stress out too much, because they are not really out to get you! I was very impressed with the school and would love to go there! " More from this Member | Report Response

"It went very well. I think not being nervous served me well. Ask questions, be yourself. It was pretty laid back and natural. Wear comfortable shoes of course. But this (for most women) does NOT MEAN 3 inch heels. It is OK to wear short heels. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Low key and very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had some seminars, had lunch which was very nice and helpful as everyone was there, had more seminars and finally, 3 interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They admissions staff, M.D.s, and Medical students are really nice and try to make the day as relaxed as possible. The orientation was so informative that I actually had no questions at the end. After the orientation the 2nd year medical students took us on a tour of the large facility (wear cozy shoes). The lunch was informal and a nice break. After lunch we saw the trauma center at University Hospital which was recently renovated and interesting. Soon we returned to the admissions office where we sat and waited for the interviews to begin. That was probably when I was the most nervous, but once the interviews started it was easy to settle down and besides waiting between the interviews everything went very quickly and smooth." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer's were very laid back and friendly. They seemed interested in getting to know you far beyond your grades/MCAT numbers. In fact, grades/MCAT were barely even mentioned at all 3 of my interviews. I had 3 in total: 1 closed file with a 4th year student, and 2 open file with faculty members (1 Ob-Gyn and 1 Emergency Medicine). Waiting outside the office for your name to be called did get kind of stressful but once your 1st interview starts you'll wonder why you were even stressed out to begin with. Great experience which exceeded my expectations on every level." More from this Member | Report Response

"The morning started with getting to know the other hopeful candidates and then an hour of introduction with Dr. Eubanks. The medical student tour guides shows an eight minute video and then we went to the lecture halls, anatomy labs in which we saw a body, the simulation labs, residence hall, gym, ate lunch, visited University Hospital ER, and then back to the admissions office. We had about ten minutes to rest before having the interviews. All of them were really nice and tried to get to know me and really seemed to care about how I felt." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with Dr. Eubanks, Dr. Adatto, Dr. McCluggage (in order). They were incredibly easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable. I am so impressed with this school and the people who represent it. Each interview was fairly quick (10-20 min) or maybe it just felt that way since our conversations flowed so well. I highly recommend this institution. The post-Katrina facilities and plans are awesome. Overall, I was happy that they did not ask questions about current events and they seemed to be sincerely interested in wanting to learn about me as a person and a possible student." More from this Member | Report Response

"My three interviews went very quickly. My total interview time was about 50 minutes, and I was the first to leave. However, they actually allot for forty minutes for each of the three interviews. They liked me so they were done with me quickly, and essentially told me that I would have spot. Therefore, do not be upset if your interview are really short, because that might be a good thing. As far as the school goes, it is a really great school, and the facilities are up and running. If you are concerned about the condition of the school after katrina, do not be. Everything that was at LSU before Katrina, is there now (and then some). Also, contrary to popular myth, LSU does have a fully equipped hospital (University Hospital), eventhough Charity hospital is now defunct (it was rundown before the storm)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"two of the interviews were open-file, and one was closed file. the day was a bit long, but overall it was fun and low-stress. faculty and students were nice (and hilarious at times) and really impressed me" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the experience. I've heard nothing but good things about the school and everyone I met at the interview gave me a great impression and seemed to really love being there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Eubanks was great. He talked a lot but all the information he presented was necessary and answered most of my questions. Our tour guides were just as helpful. The interviews were not stressful at all. The questions that were asked were ones that we've answered multiple times." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a great experience! The school has come back better than ever after hurricane katrina and it is going to continue to move up. the interviewers were super nice and really really easy to talk to. most of the time we talked about the saints and scuba diving. when you interview, keep in mind that they pretty much already know the answers to the questions they are asking (its in your file), they just want to see how you interact with people so don't be shy or nervous and just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. Two interviews were open-file and one was closed-file. Some interviewers took 10 minutes and some took 40. All of them were easy to talk to and I felt like I was just having a conversation. The tour comes before the interviews so it really helps you relax and get to know the school better. Wear comfortable shoes!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I came away very impressed. I was not expecting to come here but now I am seriously considering it. New Orleans is a great place for a medical education." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Get there early. 2. Make sure to take the initiative and chat/make jokes with your fellow interviewees. There's NOTHING worse than a stuffy room of quiet, anxoius people. Start conversations, and everybody will feel better. 3. I'd suggest bringing a water (though the secretaries are happy to get you some as well), a pack of gum (for after lunch) and a breath spray (for when gum-chewing isn't advisable). 4. You'll watch a brief video, and then be spoken to by one of the Deans of Admissions. This is a good opportunity to ask questions. 5. Next, 2-3 first or second year students will take you on a fairly lengthy tour of the various facilities. Ask to see University Hospital if there's time. If it is a hot part of the year, undertand that you might get a little sweaty. 6. Lunchtime! Try not to spill on yourself! 7. Now, you'll return to the admissions office and wait for interviewers to pick you. Typically, you'll have 3 interviews (PhD's, MD's, and student interviewers). Two are open-file and one is ''blind''. 8. Shake hands, smile, state your case, thank them for their advocacy, and WRITE DOWN THEIR NAMES. It's advisable to send thank you notes ASAP. 9. And you're done!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back. No one was looking to grill you in the interviews, they just seemed to want to get to know you. Everything from the people to the facilities made a good impression with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had Eubanks for one of my interviews and he was really nice, but Mcglugage is mean! My interview questions were straight forward, nothing crazy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't too nervous becasue I had been on an interview before but i was surprised just how low key and relaxed it was. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful and wasn't there to make you feel nervous or anything. Also don't be scared of Dr. McCluggage. Ive heard some bad stories about him but he was so nice and cool. I got lucky and had 2 fourth year students who interviewed me so they were super nice and it was very much like a conversation with a friend. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was very good. My first interview was with the dean, Dr. McCluggage. I met him the last time I interviewed there, and he remembered me and was very interested in hearing about the improvements I've made in my application. He seemed to take a real interest not only in what I have to offer LSU as a student, but he wanted to make sure that I knew what LSU has to offer me, in terms of a medical education. It was very relaxed and stress-free... if felt like more of a ''chat'' than an interview. So, the meeting with Dr. M. was GREAT! The last two interviewers were average. I think I did well overall, some things threw me off a bit. One was open file, but I don't think the lady really read anything about me. She kept calling me by the wrong name, and seemed to focus only on the fact that I've been out of school for a few years. Also, she would ask me a hypothetical question, and I'd be in the middle of giving an answer, and she'd interrupt me and change the rules or stipulations of the situation. That kind of threw me off. The third interview was closed-file. I got an opportunity to discuss my research and other medical experience. The main thing he focused on was leadership... ''What makes you a leader in your community, school, career field?'' Overall, aside from a couple of difficult questions thrown in there, I had a good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fabulous. I was incredibly impressed. Yay LSU!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was terrific! i decided to add my interview experience after viewing all of the negative ratings on this site. i can't be sure, but i'm going to hazard a guess that those who are complaining wouldn't make it or have much of an impact in medicine. life isn't perfect; there will be adversity, and those who will succeed and survive are those who face the adversity with grace and tenacity. you might expect me to say that i hope the complainers won't be in my class, but i hope they are because maybe those of us who look at life as ''half full'' can help those who dwell on the ''half empty.'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"it wasn't very friendly and inviting. they made it sound like they are doing great after the storm, but living nearby, i'm not convinced that it will be too great of an experience until a few years later- but im sure it will be a great place to attend med school later!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Morning meeting with financial aid and Dr. Eubanks. Then toured and had lunch with students. Finished with three interviews in afternoon." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was pretty good-with the exception of my rouge interviewer. Everyone was very friendly, the interview group was small- only 5 people including myself. There was a lot of walking and we actually got stuck in an elevator before our interview while we were going on the tour. The students liked it, but they didn't really sell me on how great this school is as much as how other schools did. Overall I am not sure if I would want to go there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three interviews, two were open-file and one was closed-file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome. I thought tulane was good the day before but LSU just blew me away. The financial aid talk at the beginning was very boring but necessary and informative. Dr. Eubanks came in and just talked about the school, the admissions process, and almost anything else. There were really no questions to ask later because he pretty much answered them all. The tour was nice, we got to see the new Wellness center and all the new things that have been built over the last year but the tour guides really didn't know where they were going much, but they were very laid back and easy to talk to. Don't worry about the interviews, my interviewers, at least, were very easy to talk to, and none of the questions were at all difficult. There were 5 of us interviewing and I was done for 3:00 (the paper says 4:30). Dont be scared if interviewing with Dr. Eubanks, very nice guy who just wants to get to know you. (I have heard some horror stories about Mgclugage though) It really was an awesome experience all around and LSU does seem to be back on its feet. Definitely my top choice so far. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Drove to Baton Rouge in the morning to interview. There were 4 of us total. Dr Eubanks spoke for about 15-20 minutes on the status of LSU. Had two one-on-one intervieww, then went home. The whole thing took about an hour. My only comment would be to never judge the actual time you spend interviewing as a measure of how well you did. My first interview was about 15 minutes long and I had a great time, but my second interview with Dr. Eubanks was like 5 minutes. I fumbled over some words b/c I was nervous. He got up to adjust his seat and I thought he was showing me to the door, so I stood up too! Then after an awkward moment of silence, I sat back down. The last part of the interiew he was telling me how great an applicant I was, but it's hard to tell how the committee will vote, and that if I had any plans if I didn't get in. I pretty much thought right there he was telling me to re-apply, but after about two months of waiting - I got my acceptance letter!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first intervewer was a 4th year medical student. He was very interested in knowing you as a whole person. The second interviewer was a member of the selection committee, and was more directed towards reviewing the application itself and asking questions directly related to it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Eubanks talked with us about the future of the school. It is going back to N. O.. THen I was interviewed by a fourth year medical student and a Dr. on the commitee. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was the first one there so I got to talk to Ms. Yolanda Clay before hand and she was adorable and very positive about the school. McCluggage spoke with us about the school and its future and then we broke up and were interviewed by two other people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were short and to the point. One interview was with a faculty member and another was with Dr. Eubanks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was at Campus Federal Credit Union due to Hurricane Katrina. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Short introductory meeting, then tour, then lunch, then interviews that afternoon. Student interview with a first year who might have been as nervous as I was, interview with Dr. McCluggage (which should have been intimindating, but he was very down to earth and we hit it off great). Both were open-file. Last interview was closed-file with faculty and went great. Very nice people who just wanted to learn more about me and were not out to trip me up or keep me out of their school. They let me know that it was going well and that I was basically in." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience. Everyone was friendly and I felt very comfortable. It was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"2 open file; 1 blind interview LOVED IT -- definitely my first choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. McClugage spoke briefly as an introduction, financial aid speech, then lunch and tour with 2 students, then 3 interviews. My tour guides were fabulous and made me excited to be there even more than I already was. One of them knew a friend of mine thru class, so it was a nice ice-breaker, and the two of us got a long great! My 2 faculty were very nice and conversational in the interview. They were very curious about me and all I had done. In turn, they expected me to be curious about them and LSU. My closed interviewer was a retired orthopedist, and the interview felt very strained, a lot coming from him. He was very cut and dry, answer the questions. Overall, I was pleased with the interview but I do think I needed to have been more relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have information session, financial and administrative in the morning. Followed by lunch and then a tour with two students. They show you alot and it was informative. Return to admissions office and wait as interviewers come get students one by one, you have three consecutive interviews, one blind and two openfile, in no particular order. They want to find out about why medicine, leadership, volunteer, strength and weaknesses. Nothing out of left field. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this was my second time interviewing at LSU-NO, and i felt much more confident this time around. i knew what to expect this time and was much more relaxed. it also helped that i knew someone in my group. not to mention, i had a great time with the people in my group. don't be shy, you'll have a much better time if you open up and talk to everyone. what helped me the most, was trying to summarize myself in 2-5 sentences. i wasn't asked this in my first time interviewing, but i was asked this time. it's a tough question to answer, so it helps if you're prepared. i just tried to relax and be confident in my responses. i felt really good about this interview. i even got a card from one of the doctors that interviewed me wishing me luck." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was surprised with how much I love the school and how comfortable I felt there. The students were very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent, the interviewers were very nice and truly interested in getting to know you and exposing you to the school's program. One of my interviews was open-file, the other was closed-file, and the last was closed-file, but the interviewer said that he knew a little about me. Each interview was between 15-20 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my second time to interview here, so I did feel like the mystery had been removed as far as how difficult or comfortable I expected the interviews to be. I have been on the tour of the Cohn Center many times now, but it still impresses me. The interviews this year went even better than I had hoped they would. I never once felt uncomfortable or intimidated or nervous...a credit to the doctors who conducted my interviews. After the day was finished I thought about my experience and was a little surprised that I actually really enjoyed all three of my interviews. Each doctor was genuinely interested in getting to know me better, wanted to know my opinion on some matters, and was very easy to open up to. It was truly a pleasant experience (really!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three interviews; Two open book; One blind; The staff was fun; we got to watch TV; Dr. Eubanks is nice; Lucked out and didn't get Dr. McClougage, he was out of town." More from this Member | Report Response

"2 open-file, 1 blind interview. As noted with the other experiences, it was extremely comfortable and nonconfrontational. My undergrad grades were horrible and while everyone asked about them, it was not a focus. I was inevitably nervous but the staff does everything they can to make you comfortable. The interviewers were complimentary and one stated he'd recommend me favorably. Just go, be honest and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not as intense as I thought it would be. Very relaxed casual interviews. One guy talked to me for almost an hour, mostly about himself." More from this Member | Report Response

"This process is going to be stressful one way or another, but the people at LSU-NO are not out to get you and they just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was good. The people I interviewed with (the other interviewees) were awesome and we ended up spending a good amount of time joking around with each other. It made the process much more relaxed and enjoyable. Additionally, the tour of the facilities is wonderful. Check out the DxR--you'll understand when you get there :)." More from this Member | Report Response

"stress-free, good tour, nice interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"FUN, EXCITING, AWESOME" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comfortable with all the interviewers, one was a fourth year student (blind interview) and the other two were MDs. Asked about family, volunteering, leadership, grades, and MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid-back. The interviewers were so nice and polite. There is nothing to worry about..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was positive. Dr. McCluggage is tough (everyone including the receptionists will tell you that), but nothing that should throw off someone who is well-prepared and has given a lot of thought to the career choice being made. He wants to see that you know yourself and understand the commitment you are preparing to take on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience. I really enjoyed the students as well as staff and instructors that I had the opportunity to meet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a nice day from the start, we were given an overview of the day, including the process of admissions. During the interviews, they did not nit pick my application for weaknesses like i had anticipated." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went into the interview with a very relaxed attitude, and it made the entire experience run smoothly. I had three women interviewers who I got along with really well. I was laughing and joking with everyone. They told me I was doing very well with my interview, so that made it even better. They were all about the positive feedback. This interview could not have gone better, and they certainly made me feel comfortable like it was just another conversation. This is such a low stress experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I began the day very anxious and nervous. Dr. Eubanks came and spoke with us and we went on a tour with two of the looniest second years around. I believe one even said he does stand-up comedy around town. Afterwards, we meet with our interviewers when they called us up. When you complete your third interview you are free to go. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day began very positively; financial aid presentation and orientation were very informative, followed by Dr. Eubanks "Welcome to the School; We are awesome" speech. Lunch with the third year students was great; they were extremely concerned that we were comfortable (the ham sandwiches were quite delicious). They showed us everything, including the covered walkways (very convient) and the skills lab and learning center. They emphasized teamwork among the students: the note taking service, sharing old notes, and study groups. Whatever you may have heard, it is NOT a competitive environment; it's actually very cooperative. I interviewed with Dr. McCluggage, Dr. Eubanks, and a physiologist. They were all very, very positive and encouraging; I was only nervous with McCluggage, as that was my first interview of the day. They all asked "Why Medicine?" and "Where do you see yourself in ten years?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"LSU put on a heck of a show. Everyone - students, professors, secretaries, janitors - was friendly. The interviewers seemed genuinely interested in getting to know the applicants beyond what they knew from the AMCAS. The morning was spent on a tour of the campus, then the afternoon was for interviews. It was very relaxed and informal. The admissions staff even provided diet cokes for us while waiting between interviews. Two interviews - one with a prof. and one with a 4th year student - were open-file and they had clearly read the file. The third interview was completely blind. The interviewer was a prof. who had only a blank sheet. He even had to ask my name." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very easy and comfortable. They were just conversational, and the interviewers seemed like they were very interested in getting to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed my experience @ LSU-NO. I think it would be a fabulous place to train, not only because of the new curriculum and rare opportunity to use patient simulators, etc., but also the school is very welcoming to its medical students. I think I'd be very happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience went well. The entire day was as enjoyable as an interview can be I suppose. There were three interviews: two open file and one blind. The interviewers were really easy to talk to I believe. It was my first interview and I believe it went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were not intimidating at all. They were very nice. I didn't get any hard questions, and they all offered advice for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive, and I got accepted on Oct.17th" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had two good interviews and one that I thought completely flopped. Dr. Eubanks was great, he gave me alot of positive feedback. Dr. Baier asked me some really tough questions, and I think that I really stammered through a few of them. I do not expect to get into this school, due mainly to that interview. Most of the other questions were pretty standard fare, stuff like "Why to you want to be a doctor?" and "Tell me about yourself."" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought that my expeience went really well. I wasn't asked difficult questions at all. I received a lot of positive feedback from Dr. Eubanks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the day went well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Over all, LSU New Orleans has a wonderful program. Many of the questions in the interview were geared toward how would one would handle the lifestyle of a being a medical student and a doctor. In addition, the hospitals that LSU New Orleans uses are both charity with 98-99% of patients seen being indigent. Thus, one can see that LSU New Orleans' interests truly lie in the students and patients--which is more than I can say for other medical schools and hospitals whose interests I sometimes question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice, interviews very casual, and comfortable. a very pleasant experience. and yes, there is water!" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall, i would have to say that the experience was a good one. the people that i met were all really friendly and stressed that we had already stood out enough to receive an interview; all that remained was getting to know us. the interviewers seemed just as interested in letting me get to know them, which i thought was a nice change from some of my other interviews. none of the interviewers appeared tough, but mccluggage (the dean of admissions) was tough, according to some of the other applicants, but i didn't think he was that bad. the interview moved lsu from the middle of my list to the top, and i will be there this fall. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress, friendly staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do have water available and you can go to the bathroom- just ask or go, they are extremely nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was very pleasant. I was extremely nervous because it was my first interview but the admissions officers were so friendly and helpful. It was relaxed and very informal. They just want to get tot know you on a morepersonal level. Be confident when you walk in and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"They had water available. They were aware that students were upset about the water situation but they explained that there was a cooler right there and no one asked for it. They made it very clear that we were to help ourselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"The formats were mostly open-ended questions which resulted in conversation instead of strict question and answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great experience. I was more nervous than I should have been. All three interviews were different. The first was blind, the second was open and was a 4th year med student, the last was open but the interviewer had obviously not read my file beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews were open-file, and one was close-file. One of my interviewers who was supposed to be open-file, though, had not read my file and spent most of the interview asking me to defend some of the choices I had made, which I wasn't prepared for. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was relaxed. I got accepted two weeks after the interview date." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 106
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

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Enthusiastic 57
Neutral 7
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

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8.70 67

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

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In state 61
Out of state 7

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 47
2-3 hours 11
4-6 hours 9
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

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Airplane 7
Automobile 61
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

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< $100 33
$101-$200 8
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 3
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Southwest

NO International

The one in New Orleans

BTR

MSY

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 18
Hotel 11
Home 11
Other 1

General Info

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

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8.50 74

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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8.07 72

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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9.38 73

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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8.16 45

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.07 45

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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5.80 41

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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