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Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1836
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 176
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Saint Louis University School of Medicine (SLU)
Allopathic Medical School
Saint Louis
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 275 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $50,440
  • Non - Resident Tuition $50,440
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 513
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 70.4

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 1402 S. Grand Blvd.
  • Saint Louis 63104
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Established in 1836, Saint Louis University School of Medicine has the distinction of awarding the first M.D. degree west of the Mississippi River. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is a pioneer in geriatric medicine, organ transplantation, chronic disease prevention, cardiovascular disease, neurosciences and vaccine research, among others. The School of Medicine trains physicians and biomedical scientists, conducts medical research, and provides health services on a local, national and international level.

Curriculum

Our medical school faculty are committed to teaching both the science and the art of medicine. Throughout the four-year medical curriculum they integrate the basic and clinical sciences through an organ system approach to medical education. Didactic settings are quite varied and include small group activities, computer-based instruction, and case-based tutorials. Students may also practice their skills in the School's Clinical Skills Center where they have the opportunity to interact with trained standardized patients and practice selected clinical procedures on simulated models and mannequins before participating in the care of actual patients. During third and fourth year clinical rotations, students continue developing their diagnostic and treatment competencies in a variety of supervised inpatient and outpatient settings. Every aspect of the curriculum encourages independent inquiry while introducing students to an array of skills necessary for a lifetime of critical evaluation and learning.

Facilities

Clerkships are offered at the Saint Louis University Hospital and a variety of affiliated public and private hospitals in the St. Louis area.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 190
Negatively 30
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.81 268

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.52 190

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Don't charge $100 for a secondary that only required 5 checkbox answers and a photo submission." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything went pretty smoothly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are very friendly. Haven't interacted with them too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everything ran smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid presentation overlapped with my interview. It would be nice if presentations and interviews were kept separate time-wise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the location of the interview known to students ahead of time, rather than at the check-in point (some of the interview places were very far from campus and required taxi/car)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentations on the school and curriculum were rather brief. Brevity is appreciated of course, but a bit more information would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"smaller tours" More from this Member | Report Response

"Inform the applicants prior to the interview date that after checking in at the admissions office, the applicant will need to walk and find the interviewer's office some where else on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Scripted interviews are a bummer-why not just ask me to write answers to the questions and save a flight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"offer specific feedback to rejected applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"For regional interviews send someone who knows more about the MD program (Preferably a doctor of medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"- Provide morning and afternoon options when applicants select interview dates - Parking info" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More signs to the admissions office--it was hard to find, but apparently moving sometime soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"It feels isolating to sit in the waiting room designated for interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not as friendly as the ones I've encountered, but were helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to talk with some M4 students." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They just asked things from my application and then it became very conversational after that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just asked about ECs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a teamwork experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your family do for work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are important characteristics of a good doctor? Do you feel you have these?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"She basically went through my application and asked me to talk about each activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What speciality are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greatest challenge/ obstacle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x experience (repeated about 6 times, going down a selected list of my activities/experiences my interviewer had previously read)" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my decision to enter the medical profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most interesting clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about where you grew up." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your parents being doctors affect your path to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Motivations" More from this Member | Report Response

"What philanthropy did you raise money for? (reference to one of my activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to SLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about St. Louis appeals to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain ______ involvement. (Literally 80% of the questions I received were of this form)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of leadership skills do you possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So you're from ____. Have you lived there your whole life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you apply to SLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why St. Louis? (be prepared for this if you are not a Missouri resident and have no connection to the state/city)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about a journal paper I wrote a few years ago." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me in detail about... (he listed just about everything on my AMCAS and proceeded to type notes on his laptop the whole time)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the offside rule in soccer" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will I do if I dont get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"it was a mostly conversational interview." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How has your experience as an EMT affected your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"What areas of medicine are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, why St. Louis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have done a lot of cancer work..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do over the summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research, volunteering, etc. How do you treat X condition (I think he wanted me to admit I didn't know, which I had no problem doing)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X grade and Y grade (2 poor grades from my transcript)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation in which you disappointed yourself or someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (x) EC (from AMCAS)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most interesting experience shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there anything special about your childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question to my personal statement (What happened here?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you not like about the faculty at your undergrad institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what you are doing now." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my childhood/general life" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why SLU? (Be ready.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest disappointment in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to present to the Admissions Committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose xxx University for undergrad? Any regrets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three things you would change about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about where you're from" More from this Member | Report Response

"what has been your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is one of the biggest challenges you've faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of city is your hometown? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about yourself. What should i know about you as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you been accepted to any other schools yet?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's your most challenging experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Saint Louis?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is most important to you in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(very conversational) What do your parents do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the name of the metal cage used in LTP studies? (related to my research)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why did I take time off before med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The France one above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do think about the healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions based on AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about...(your name)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes medicine different from any other profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my interview was very conversational and afterwards my interviewer told me that he sees no reason why i shouldn't be accepted here. this isn't an interview to stress about at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"only specific questions about my applications, nothing difficult. also, my interviewer had the coolest beard/mustache ever." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _______ (insert research)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever seen any questionable actions by Dr. X while working with/shadowing him? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you like me to tell the Admissions Committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why the big difference in your 2 mcat scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why do people go to the doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you are not studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did I pick my undergraduate university?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Where are you in the interviewing process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real questions but, my interviewer said that I interviewed fine but my MCAT was a little low for them (I had a 30), and looking at their past statistics I didn't really follow this comment. My interviewer was very interesting and cordial and had a lot of experience in medicine but was still up to date. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever seen a doctor being unethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"just know the things you left out of your AMCAS, for example, if you haven't mentioned any challenges or obstacles, then brush up on those. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How old are your siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you interviewed/gotten accepted? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is this city you live in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your family, childhood, and interest in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just talked about my experiences and involvement." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your childhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to know you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why St. Louis University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Have you considered any other careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family-- what they do etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteering/shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best part about traveling abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think we need more troops in Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were mostly standard, except for those mentioned above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why St. Louis? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of the physician in society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes have you taken recently (I've been out of school for 2 years and wanted to make sure I could handle the coursework which I found funny!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"KNOW YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT! Tons of my questions drew explicitly from this! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a ___ in this class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you grow up? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions related almost solely to my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why SLU? Why doctor? If you don't get in this year what will you do next year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your dad do? What does your mom do? How many brothers and sisters do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to vet school instead of med school now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in the last 2 years that will help you do well in classes even with so much time off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about....some experience or other on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a Doctor special?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of field would you like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you know about us (SLU)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe my school's alcoholic policy and if I've ever had a roommate conflict? (i'm an RA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, your grandfather was a doctor and your mother is a nurse, did they help you make the decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd like to ask about this C in Transport and Rate Processes...etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"In general he asked me in depth questions about my activities, work and etc. So for instance, he saw I'd gone to the Philippines on a mission trip. So he asked me what I thought was the general state of the country, and what I viewed as the main cause of the deterioration. So we got into a big discussion on history, which ended with us both saying we didn't really know the recent history of the Philippines very well. Stuff like that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know any alcoholics? What have you done for them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a nice conversation, to be honest I dont remember many questions except the one stated above. He asked me about my application and my motivation for entering medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why St. Louis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your research seems interesting, tell me a little about it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why st. louis? why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about such and such experience, that was on your AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Write your own Letter of Rec (describe qualities about yourself)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me what you're doing this year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your family. Why SLU? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you have certain grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"strengths, weaknesses, what you would change about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you destress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What has been the most difficult experience you have had to deal with? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What would you like to change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why St. Louis U?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why SLU Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD, how do you know, what have you done" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why SLU? Most rewarding experience? Who influenced your decision to pursue medicine the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your mom do? What does your dad do? Do those jobs require degrees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of volunteer work have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why SLU? Strengths/Weaknesses Clarifications on my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Several questions about my family, it got close to being over the top I thought." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. How do they feel about you going into medicine? Is anyone forcing you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences. Tell me about your family. Tell me about your undergrad school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why SLU? How do you think you will make the transition from college to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do patients visit the doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why don't you just go to school in wisconsin...the tuition is a lot cheaper" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about yourself right now, what would you change? If you're comfortable doing so, tell me about your family. (this had to do with my PS) What is your strongest characteristic? What are you doing now? (i.e. if not going to school) Describe your research. What languages do you speak? What do you think are important qualities (or the most important, i can't remember which) a physician should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked about my research.( I am a graduate student)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Is this your first interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to know about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about how I feel about Obamacare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was Chester Arthur?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest part about being a leader? (in response to my leadership activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to tell about each activity on AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you protect from lethal doses of radiation? (Related to my research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We discussed my work at the free clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all very straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't think there were any strange or unusual questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a famous person from [city I came from]." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All standard interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes you a strong candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked to elaborate on different experiences listed on application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about peds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the book about? (I mentioned a book I recently read.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too memorable" More from this Member | Report Response

"one behavioral question: describe a situation where you had to use interpersonal skills to resolve a dilemma or problem" More from this Member | Report Response

"In a surgery room, there's the surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, technicians, etc. Who is the most important person in that room?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers (Dean of Admissions) seemed to be interested in my interests in medical devices, which I enjoyed talking about." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all really generic, nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had a magic wand and could change one thing about health care what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was not a single interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing I would change about my past." More from this Member | Report Response

"The question about Jesuit education; it led to an interesting conversation about the overall feel of the institution and campus and the impact of a religious affiliation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite race (running)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (a specific humanities class I had taken)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities are important for a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation in which you disappointed yourself or someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you find balance in your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Now, ask me your questions about SLU!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, basically you can recite your primary application to the interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing interesting...all "fluffy" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Deep questions about my childhood!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Different aspects about my experiences during college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a unique experience you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most challenging obstacle in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that was different or surprised you in the clinical setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special, it was more conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it that doctors don't understand about economics? (I'm working on two degrees in molecular biology and economics.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you get frustrated with?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what are 3 things about yourself you would change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to manage your new marriage and medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me how to hang drywall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview was very conversational. The most interesting question was probably when I was asked to describe the crazy people I would come in contact with while working one of my many entry level positions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic interview questions. A few about how I handle stress and my motivations for becoming a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Based on your experience, what is the meaning of ''Physician''?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to visit California, where would you recommend going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought a ''billiken'' was." More from this Member | Report Response

"What subjects interested you the most in high school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most important personal challenge you feel you have faced in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really an intersting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation when you used good interpersonal skills" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define the role of the physician in society today" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"While discussing a trip I had taken to India, I was asked what I thought of the restrooms there." More from this Member | Report Response

"all of the questions were very standard, nothing difficult or tricky." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were too different than most I've experienced before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever have to take on a managerial-type role in your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A VERY specific and insightful question about my essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"na" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the French system of Medicine differ from that of America? (I had broken my ankle while in France)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge you have overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is most needed by the homeless population." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting, just standard questions slightly twisted" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes medicine different from any other profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge you have faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were elaborations based on my application. He seemed pretty interested in my insight into medicine through shadowing and as a medical assistant." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you experienced any hardships in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to invite three people(alive/dead) to dinner, who would they be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Two parts - If there was one thing you could change about the world, what would it be? (excluding world peace - because that's unachievable) If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would that be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of the physician in a terminaly ill patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"what field of medicine are you planning to pursue and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to come to SLU; you're from Vanderbilt country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very personal with me, calling me by name and had reviewed my file to enable him to be familiar with my family life, my history, etc. The most interesting questions came from my background. I was very impressed with this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your major? (Animal Sciences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the most rewarding experience you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are my favorite restaurants in st. louis and chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to St. Louis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions pertaining to my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from experience X and how will this help you in medical school/career as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a difficult experienve that you have overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you believe African Americans are are reluctant to seek medical treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any questions that you have for me about SLU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get in to any medical schools this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back and change the decisions you have made in your life to get to this point what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it still as Jesuit school if there are no Jesuits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does fishing (one of my hobbies) relate to a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about pharmaceutical companies and their influence on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one difficulty you have faced and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you experience any difficulties or issues in your childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you faced a problem and showed determination in overcoming it " More from this Member | Report Response

"supposing you didn't get in, what would you do to improve your chances next year." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you me to say about you in front of the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why St. Louis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do people go to doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you interviewed/scheduled interviews at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think will be the biggest challenge you will face during medical school? during practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you mentally resolve some of the major medico-ethical issues, such as abortion and euthanasia? That is, what is your thought process?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think med school will be like while having a family? (I'm married with children.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the two scores here, MCAT and GPA, what do you think best refects how you will do in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats a life challenge I've had to deal with" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe, in 25 words or less, how to fix our healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with people that are willing to provide care to animals at the expense of people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a problem you had with a roommate or coworker and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think needs to be done to improve conditions in youth leagues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about why licorice should not be given to heart patients. There was no context for the question either. He just hit me with it while we were talking about my hobbies. I think he was trying to see how I would handle it. I had no idea, and he just told me the answer (some organic compound) and moved on." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing a doctor does that no other profession practices?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you learned about yourself during the entire application process? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you wish that you could change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most unique experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much does your state school cost?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The interviewer was very relaxed and had read my file earlier and just asked me questions about my personal statement and various experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the hardest thing you ever had to do?`" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your morality fit in with our Jesuit teaching style?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about Jesuit Schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in one that I can repeat to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to go to medical school instead of veterinary school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like to be presented to the admissions committe in one sentence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were pretty standard, and most related to my application. I didn't have any ethical or hypothetical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you used interpersonal skills to work through a problem with a roommate or co-worker?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why here when you could go to a state school for cheaper?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Generic questions - don't stress out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What separates the medical profession from all other professions? (my interviewer said the correct answer was that doctors are allowed to physically touch the patient)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's going on with the financial problems at Georgetown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a moment in your life that really defines you as a person. I had trouble with this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"none. they were all pretty basic, nothing out of the ordinary at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the one thing you would change about yourself and then the world? - couldn't be world peace" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest challenge you have overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know why is it illegal to make salt from seawater in India?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was spoken to in Russian and it was very cool, but it startled me." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a fascinating discussion about race and identity in the US and in the Northwest...we had both gone to college in the Northwest and lived in Africa at some point during our college years, but about 20 years apart. It was nice that they went to the effort to match me to someone with similar interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"What three things would you change about yourself? What are your THREE weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about various difficult times that I had in my life and how I made it through them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really feel as though it's possible to determine the molecular basis of depression, when depression is so 3-dimensional? (This was the goal at the lab I work at.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please demonstrate a basket toss (I am a cheerleader)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the major medical concerns in your home state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing you will change about yourself and the world(and you can't say world peace)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked about my marathon training and my writting. It was nice to see that he noticed things in my file that were outside of academics and medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"If not medicine, then what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting. just the usual questions about my family, me... but my interviewer did spend a lot of time talking about one of my letters of rec. so remember who your writers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were very interesting - it was pretty much the normal stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do not get in this year, what will you do? Nothing to interesting tell you the truth." More from this Member | Report Response

" What do you think is going to happen to healthcare in the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where your interpersonal skills were challenged, and what did you learn from that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was nothing really out of the ordinary.. all standard interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of perseverance in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of the physician in today's society?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Write your own LOR" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the greatest challenge that you've had to overcome and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is unique about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your mission? What do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your experiences living in undergrad dorms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting. Just general questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Saint Louis University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you traveled and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you injure yourself while playing college football?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, all standard questions, why do you want to be a doctor, weakness, strengths, hardest challenge I ever faced" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your biggest life's challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into medical school this year and had to reapply what would you do with your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time? (answered like to read) - what books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would I change about myself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for when analyzing films? (I'm a film history/criticism minor)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All were generic." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you see yourself as a physician in the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your wife change about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing about you that you fell I should know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences on your AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies. What is the last book you've read. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are generally two sets of numbers that describe each applicant: their GPA and MCAT score. What do you think about the numbers that describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ultimate frisbee. (I played some intramurals)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the role of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books would you recommend?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"The interview was very conversational about me and about my interviewer. We talked a lot about the city and the atmosphere at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (or experiences leading up to it) " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer talked to me about my family quite a bit, which was nice. He was interested in the events that lead up to my decision to pursue medicine, since I entered college as an EE." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a picture of your parents and any siblings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, all of the questions came from my application, and we just had a pleasant conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes the medical profession different from all others? (Hint: it's not just about healing or curing) " More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me what you do to resolve roommate problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being Asian Indian, I could pass for a middle eastern person very easily in an airport. He asked me whether I get offended at having to be pulled aside to be checked most of the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned about yourself from your volunteer experiences? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your mom think of you becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family? This question had to do with my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me 5 adjectives you would use to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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6.67 3

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How do you feel about the location of the school?

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3.00 1

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

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6.50 2

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Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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What do you like most about this school?

"Pass/fail. Faculty approachable. Early clinicals mean you can get aways early. See very sick patients." | Report Response

"Depth of learning is rewarded rather than superficial/broad emphases on a deluge of concepts." | Report Response

"It was good" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Expensive." | Report Response

"Location" | Report Response

"But not perfect" | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Once weekly, generally when bringing in patients or doing group activities" | Report Response

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