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University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1837
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 160
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University of Louisville School of Medicine (U of L)
Allopathic Medical School
Louisville
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 92 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $36,464
  • Non - Resident Tuition $55,462
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 507
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 65.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Abell Administration Center, Room 413
  • 323 East Chestnut Street
  • Louisville 40202
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

OUR MISSION: to be a vital component in the University of Louisville's quest to become a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university, to excel in the education of physicians and scientists for careers in teaching, research, patient care and community service, and to bring the fundamental discoveries of our basic and clinical scientists to the bedside.

Curriculum

ICM 2 is a cumulative two-year course concerning the clinical application of medical sciences. The course is intended to improve upon student skills in the patient encounter and doctor/patient relationship. The course also provides a study in formal decision analysis, culture, belief systems, ethics, clinical information management, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences. The student must complete a standardized patient examination assessing focused physical examination skills and abilities in eliciting patient histories at the end of the year. This course contributes to the student`s capacity for completing Step 1 of the USMLE board examination through testing modeled in a similar format. This course is divided into two sections that are graded separately.

Facilities

Five teaching hospitals are available to our students on the Health Science Campus. Students are able to take advantage of five different facilities to do their rotations in and a patient base of over 2000 hospital beds. We also have one of the largest Simulation Centers in the country - A Simulation Center for the 21st century with four programmable human patient simulators, four fully equipped patient simulation labs, six video cameras, full audio-visual broadcast and education capabilities and two observation/control rooms and four classrooms.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 72
Negatively 4
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.64 91

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.41 63

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"You should update your application software. Having to download documents for the residency form was simply a pain. There are application portals where you can upload information easier. Also, ensure the people you have interviewing are actually the people you want representing the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are fantastic. I have no suggestions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The wording of the interview invitation was very confusing. Didn't understand if I was in the morning or afternoon group. Never received any confimation emails or emails asking if I would like to stay with a student. The whole day felt very unorganized. The student that was supposed to take me around never showed up. We couldn't go to a class and ended up waiting for 40 minutes in the room doing nothing. My interviewer had not reviewed my file while the other had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. They're incredibly friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"None! Very nice and responsive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not let phones be answered by someone with an exceptionally thick accent; I'm sure she does wonderful work in your office, but I was unable to get answers to questions on the phone because I could not understand her." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have an introduction to the school talk for the students in the afternoon session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make application payment online, rather than having to mail in a check." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice if they would email any decision that is made regarding application instead of wait" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything went smooth and the staff was amazing. look into student host program for interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"could have had a more in depth presentation on the school's attributes and a better organized tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"none..these ladies and men are great..i love them all. I am impressed with how at ease they make ev" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The first guy was rather rude and checked his phone throughout the entire interview. He introduced himself, said it wasn't actually a doctor and then said: "now you have the floor". He then interrupted to ask questions about things that I had said. Nothing specific about the school, just clarifying questions about things I said. I think he was trying to be rude to see if he could get a response out of me. IF this happens to you, just know what it is you want to say and say it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself fitting in/engaging as a student at UofL?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you read or are currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a mistake you have made and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of L?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Given that doctors get sued, what are your justifications for continuing to want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 5 words that describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What were the specialties of the physicians you shadowed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I get interested in medicine (both interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How can you make the pages of this black and white app come to life? (In other words, tell me about yourself)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you were unable to get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three words your friends would use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"WHat solidified your desire to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. 1st guy hadn't looked at my file at all yet. From there a fairly conversatational interview. specific questions didn't stand out." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me a little bit about yourself like where you grew up, where you went to school, your family, etc. Nice way to start the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about NPs and PAs increased role in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were a cell, which one would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 people you could meet, dead or alive..who, why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I went up to your friends after this interview and asked 'Okay, now what is he REALLY like?' what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What took you so long to get here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions: Tell me about yourself, strengths/weaknesses, why medicine, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above: question about prescribing birth control to a 15 year old." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?/ How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Both interviewers asked this. One specifically asked about my family/education/etc. The other just stared at me...be prepared to act normally if that happens.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the main issues in the media confronting doctors. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I minored in music, so my interviewer pursued this and asked about my interest there, including who some of my favorite Jazz artists are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the above two... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Worst thing to ever happen to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Major problem in medical practice today" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you like me to tell the admission committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of course the infamous, "Why medicince?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (I liked the way this started, and it turned into a laid-back, conversation-type interview.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions related to my U of L secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself that's not in the file in front of me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The same questions: why you want to be a doctor, why louisville, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? I was asked this in both interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why come to KY? (I'm from out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself - be prepared to talk yourself up and not be asked too many questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Have you Shadowed a Physician? (This seemed very important to both interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Talked about my background, interest in medicine, medical experience, why I would be a good doctor, and what I want to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 things need to be changed in the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you interview at UK? (I hadn't done so at the time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what type of social experiences do you expect to engage if you move from a the city to a rural area? How will those differ from what you experience now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"(I was an out-of-state app) Do you have any ties to KY? If so, what are they? (Note: you better have some sort of tie!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you be most afraid of in medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about dr. kervorkian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you happy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could be any cell in the human body, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I am interested in primary care, why did I not apply to any of the osteopathic medical schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Being a doctor is stressful and there are high burnout rates. What do you do to relax yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your favorite bands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An attending physician tells you to stay with a dying patient that is unconscious and intubated. You are to wait with the patient until they die, and then come tell the attending physician. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions about my Shadowing experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a mistake you have made and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think healthcare should be expensive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in your 4 years of undergrad that you feel you could have done better at? Explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some good things and bad things about the Affordable Care Act?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given that doctors get sued, what are your justifications for continuing to want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you see yourself practicing? (both interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't pursue medicine, what other career path would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you exercise?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the autobiographical sketch of my life question. It wasn't so much interesting, but it gave me a lot of chances to talk about why medicine, why Louisville, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you cant be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a major revelation? (Interviewer noted that it was ok if you hadn't)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are exactly like all other applicants, how can I remember you? Why should I pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What in medicine sparks your interest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most proud of / least proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most important decision you have made so far in your life? and What has been the best experience in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked me some questions about my childhood which was a nice way to start the interview. Very casual to start off with." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a cell what cell would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any cell in the body, what cell would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too surprising during the interview. Many questions such as: ''What would you like me to say about you to the admissions committee?'', ''How would your friends describe you?'' and things like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides you being a nurse, how else are you caring? (Another girl I interviewed with was also asked how she was caring)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Should abstinence be taught in the classroom? (I was very vocal about my faith, so this came up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a practicing pediatrician and a 15 year old girl came to see you for strep throat, at at the end of the visit asked you for birth control what would you do? Would you feel the need to consult her mother? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly general interview questions. Why Louisville? Why Medicine? Strengths/Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really asked an interesting question. The interviwer asked me a lot of questions about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"None was out of the ordinary. Just the usual why medicine, why louisville, e.t.c." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read for pleasure? What do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. One interviewer asked me what I did when I was feeling depressed/down on myself to make myself feel better." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the unique health concerns facing Kentuckians? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you use your economics degree to fix the healthcare system? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet any 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? Why Louisville? What in your application reflects a commitment to service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions were pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had 2 million dollars to donate for some medical/healthcare cause, what would the cause be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to be under the big-blue umbrella (UK) why UofL?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The infamous, "Why medicine?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be one cell in the body which one would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"most were pretty straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you guess the life expectancy to be in Kentucky compared to other states?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were given an MD degree right now, what would I do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most trying obstacle you have had to overcome? What do you want me to tell the committee (both interviewers asked this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't remember the exact question, but we talked about healthcare professionals who smoke, esp in Kentucky, where tobacco is such a big industry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to deal with death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What healthcare issue have you been following?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about a doctor saying that due to stress, HMOs, and etc that if he had to do it all over again he would not choose to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be a cell in the body, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given that there is a good chance that a physician will be sued during his/her career, why would you take that risk?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given a grant to fund four areas of reasearch (cancer, AIDS, infertility, child immunizations) how would you distribute/prioritzie the money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do u think about health care in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about my musical background." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted, what would you contribute to the matriculating class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How well run do you think the Kentucky health care system is run?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I do to help you get into UL?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers asked me what I would fix in the health system if I had a million dollars." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty basic: Tell me about you childhood? Any hardships? Why did you choose you undergraduate institution? . . . " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about what the biggest impact on health care would be within the next 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there a cutoff for MCAT scores here? On that one interview, someone said less than a 25 is subpar. So does that mean that above a 25 is good? Please send any information that you might have, if you have talked to the admissions director, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"It was more conversational. I did not have any questions regarding ethics or any of that stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really asked any "interesting" questions...except that if I had any children! (Is that allowed?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was your greatest influence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magic wand, what would you do to change the healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you know who the "weeping prophet" was in the Bible?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How should I describe you to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could wave a magic wand what would I change about healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most difficult thing about being a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be your personality in the entering class of 2002?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do to change the current health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

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

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"The support of the staff throughout the school, they truly care about us as people and not just as numbers on a sheet." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The way the study spaces were arranged, this has been remodeled since I attended the school though." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"We got to rotate through a variety of hospitals with lots of well respected physicians in their fields. Some amazing medical breakthroughs have happened in louisville, and it's awesome when you're in the hospital and realize you're talking with one of those doctors. The school has been making lots of positive changes recently." | Report Response

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