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  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Louisville
Individual Feedback 4 97 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 77
Negatively 4
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.64 96

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.38 68

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.16 63

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 3
20 minutes 8
25 minutes 7
30 minutes 53
35 minutes 3
40 minutes 4
45 minutes 6
50 minutes 4
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 8

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 97
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 97
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 33
Closed file 62

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.95 97

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

""Why UofL?" (Although my interviewer phrased it strangely. I sat down and the first thing she said was "so what brings you to Louisville?" and that threw me off a bit.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my shadowing experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you add to the entering class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Generally, just went through the experiences on my primary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why come to Kentucky? (I am OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about medical school scares you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been your biggest influence in pursuing an education in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think will be challenging about the first two years of med school? What about the 3rd and 4th years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you add to our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UofL? Why OOS? Why medicine?" 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

"Have you ever had an experience where you questioned continuing to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain my role in my published research project." 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

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

"Have you considered MD/PhD programs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Louisville (im oos)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most important thing in your life right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were to be rejected from our medical school, what would have caused that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a challenge you have had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the best moment of your life. The worst?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"2nd interviewer: Most proud of / least proud of. Files closed to GPA and MCAT, so she wanted to know if there was anything she should know and be prepared to explain to AdComm." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose between UK and UofL where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an out of state student, why would you want to come here for medical school? They definitely want to know why you are interested in Louisville, so be prepared with that answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would your friends say about you?..strengths, weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you'd add to our class of 2012?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about physician assisted suicide? Partial birth abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of ppl uninsured. Any solutions?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Louisville" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst experience you've ever had? Followed by what is the best experience you've ever had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you done since graduating? (Note: I have taken two years off)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most revealing thing about doing research? your clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that you came from a fairly well-off background and normal family situation, what is driving you to want to help others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you died right now, what do you think people would remember most about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think you'll practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you take time off" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about physician-assisted suicide, partial-birth abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and what your parents do for a living." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What type of medicine do you want to practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything on your application that you would like to explain or that you don't feel comfortable with? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How well-prepared do you think you are based on your basic science background? (As opposed to my healthcare background, which is stronger)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with death?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you like to do in your spare time? Again, I was asked this twice." More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 things would you want me to tell the admissions comittee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many doctors will be sued during their careers. Why would you want to risk that?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you could have a million dollars what program would you put it towarad to improve health care" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What community service have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues that interest you in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about personality traits, activities...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most stress that you have ever been under?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you interviewed at? At the time, I had not interviewed at any, but since then, I had two other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings in regard to treating patients who are HIV/Hep C positive? What about working with collegues who are likewise infected?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What would you do to change the healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your practice in 20 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell me what led up to you going down this road." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, it says here you like doing xyz. How'd you get started doing that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care? What would you do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Specific questions about primary application experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

""I'll be going in front of the admissions committee in a couple of weeks. Is there anything you would like me to tell them or anything in your application that you think I could address to help your chances?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked why I chose my college for undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers asked me everything that could've been found on my application, almost as if he hadnt read it at all. The other interviewer knew everything about my app, even my GPA!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What is one thing you learned from shadowing doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your high school, volunteering, and community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically they went through a lot of your application/activities (even though they can't see your grades) to draw questions from that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe the greatest issue facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I do for fun/to relieve stress (both interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did I apply, hated answering this" More from this Member | Report Response

"What negative aspects of medicine have you considered? (Answer he was looking for: MALPRACTICE!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has changed about your application since the last time you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an autobiographical sketch of your life up to now." More from this Member | Report Response

"What gives you joy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If don't get into medical school this cycle, what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of you're accomplishments are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What about medicine did you not like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How a mission trip to Haiti affected me. Talk about another humanitarian experience. Any difficult circumastances in your academic career we should know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the KY's biggest healthcare problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not just keep doing research if you like it so much?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Various questions for more info about my research and activities." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Biggest strengths/weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why UL?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you combine working full time and attending college full time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have a mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you'd like to tell me that isn't in your application? (This caught me off guard. Everything I could think of was in my application, so I just talked about personality and my strengths)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why louisville (i am out of state) " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Since I was from out-of-state, Why do you want to come to Louisville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers asked if I had questions for them. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of clinical experiences have you obtained in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"favorite course in college and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? Are you pleased with you MCAT/GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Where do you see yourself practicing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor would you like to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your ties to Kentucky?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with being sued? (It WILL happen.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you wanted me to tell the adcom one thing about you to persuade them to admit you, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was also asked about the research I've been doing in grad school. I gave a brief overview. No tough questions about it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What would your friends say were your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do u want me to tell the committe" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me some positive and negative aspects about healthcare as you know it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of cell would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you've taken enought Biology to prepare yourself for Med school? Are you happy with MCAT scores and Grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are positive/negative things about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about my hobbies" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your MCAT score? I did not think that they were supposed to answer that. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Did you apply to UK? If so, have you interviewed there yet? (9 times out of 10 you are going to get this question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your position now, why would you want to practice medicine as a clinician knowing what healthcare sytems is going through with reimbursement cuts." More from this Member | Report Response

"UofL or UK?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are accepted to another school, would you still choose to come to Louisville?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to University of Louisville" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as your major strengths and weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"How many siblings and what they do." More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty par for the course." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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

What was the most difficult question?

"Strengths and weaknesses. Also, when they go in front of the admissions committee is there anything on your application they should defend and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked questions directly from my primary, one asked more conversational questions with no reference to my application. Just depends on who you get, I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me? (after barely asking me anything about myself)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get in this cycle, why do you think that would be?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Now you have the floor"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Doctors have to get pain, and patients have to get treated. How would you make that happen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 5 words to describe yourself?" 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

"Should health insurance pay for cosmetic procedures? Should health insurance cover costs related to lifestyle choices (i.e. smoking, obesity)? Should health insurance pay for psychological treatment for a young child who suffered a traumatic event?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing you want me to convey to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult--very conversational and a lot was expanding on my AMCAS app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had an experience where you questioned continuing to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most challenging aspect of attending medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to make sure the Committee knows about you?" 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 else I applied/where I wanted to go" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is that all? (In response to my listing of shadowing experiences :/ )" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you only got in here and UK, which would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really that difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to be rejected from our medical school, what would have caused that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a challenge you have had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your shadowing experience sufficient to show you that you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us something special during your academic years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. not that is was difficult, per se, but nothing else really was" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience made you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was caught off guard when I was asked "how do you feel about physician-assisted suicide?" followed a few questions later by "how do you feel about partial birth abortion?". I knew ethical questions could possibly come up, but I certainly did not expect 2 in one interview. Needless to say, I was not prepared too well for that, stammered out a stupid response, and prayed it didn't influence their impression of me too poorly. Best advice I could give would be to have a basic answer to ethical questions; state that you would never disobey whatever law was in place wherever you were practicing and you would hope to do what is in the best interest of the patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"The physician assisted suicide question was definitely the hardest. It caught me off guard a little, but the interviewer wasn't confrontational about it. I think they just wanted to see if I had a well rationed reason for my thoughts." More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above..." 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

"One interviewer asked me if UK College of Medicine was my first choice, which was a little unnerving. He had already closed my file and stopped writing notes, and maybe he was just trying be friendly or something? Anyway, it was a little awkward to answer that gracefully." More from this Member | Report Response

"How else are you caring and what is the most challenging thing you have had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were given $100, how would you divide it to give it to the following areas: infertility research, vaccinations/immunology research, HIV research, and cancer research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A lot of problems facing doctors today. A lot of patients uninsured. What are your solutions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Again I didn't really get a difficult question. I was asked what were some weakness of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"None was really difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was on academic probation for a semester - one of my interviewers focused heavily on that. However, it wasn't because it was a negative; he wanted to be able to hear my side of the story so he could portray me as positively as possible to the committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above " More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very difficult. Other than the abovementioned question, I was prepared for them all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The questions were more personal questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, I told one of the interviewers I was interested in pediatric preventive medicine (i.e. teaching kids to eat right/exercise) and he kind of caught me off guard when he asked why I didn't just want to be a PE teacher...but nothing really difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss problems in health care, from the patient side and from the clinician or administrative side. Also, the why not be a social worker aka why medicine question was tough...What are your weaknesses so I know how to address the committee if/when they come up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a member of a legislative body (broad), what healthcare-related law would you like to see implemented?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The worst thing that had ever happened to me in my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"the above question." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had $100 US dollars to spend on 4 areas of health-care: infertility, HIV, cancer, and immunizations, how would you allot the money and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities and improvements would you bring to the 2006 entering class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most pressing problem in healthcare and do you have any solutions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses? What clinical experiences do you have? (These weren't really difficult...just thought they would be helpful)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most disappointing experience with your clincial/medical endeavors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are obviously well-prepared for medical school from a health-perspective; how well do you think you are qualified from a basic science perspective? (My undergrad GPA was lower than my graduate MPH GPA)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Want to you think about the health care system in England" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the number of people that are uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't believe that I was caught off guard by any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing - conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do u think about health care in the US(kind of general, not very specific on what areas)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness? (Both interviewers asked me that.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? Sounds like an easy question, but it is difficult to answer when trying to sell yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of cell would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that will keep you from getting into Med School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was very difficult....Just general conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you enjoy most about your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the above question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine I you are the public health director of Kentucky. You have $400,000 to spend on one of three programs. Which do you choose and why? The three programs are: child immunizations, arranging dialysis for patients awaiting kidney transplant, and taking care of 400 teenage girls." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The interview was closed file, but the interviewer would be able to see your file after the interview...so, when the interviewer asked me how I felt about my MCAT scores, I did not know what to say. Everyone wishes that they did better on the MCAT, even of they did well." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - Ive heard they ask the "what cell would you be" question" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were too bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have 400K to devote to one of the following three programs: immunizations for children of the uninsured, prenatal care for uninsured mothers, or continued dialysis treatment for patients waiting for a kidney transplant. Which one do you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None-mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are accepted to this school, what will you contribute to the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, how was the trip?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had been given a grant and could only spend it on one group of patients, which group would you spend it on? Immunizations for uninsured children or prenatal care for uninsured mothers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which medical schools I had applied to and why. Then, the interviewer asked me why I did not apply to any of the osteopathic schools." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Career center at my undergraduate university and practice interviews. Reading questions from studentdoctor.net and talking to those who had gone through the process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had various people ask me "commonly asked questions". Also recorded myself reading my primary and secondary applications, so I could listen to them on the drive up. Never hurts to sear your application into your memory." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview with career services at university" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing primary and secondary, and looking up the distinction tracks about the school on their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read as much as I could on the schools website so that I could be best prepared. Read through as many interview questions as possible so I could know how to respond." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interviews with advisors at my university" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school's website and used practice questions from SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read survey responses on SDN and researched the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looks at SDN to see what past questions were asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed secondary file, AAMC application, got my suit cleaned." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview; reviewed questions on SDN;" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through some questions on here, went over my AMCAS app, reviewed UofL secondary essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this website, looked over my application, reviewed my research activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review SDN, the schools website, read local news articles regarding health care in Louisville" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN; reviewed my app; read my PS and made sure I could succinctly answer all the common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read info about the school on it's website and looked over my amcas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reflected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS app, re read research and thesis, wiki :-)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions and responses; SDN interview feedback was also a huge help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read primary and secondary apps, read SDN, read website and studied U of L. Read newspaper for current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked on this website, talked to friends who have had interviews, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the SDN forums, read over my primary and secondary application, read school's website, attended mock interview at my home institution. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read over my secondary and primary applications, One of my interviewers asked me questions specifically from my promary application and asked me to describe my activities and experiences in more detail" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, a book of interview questions, talking w/ friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read my secondary (they use exclusively your secondary for the interviews) and read a little bit of the Louisville website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Medical school interview book, practice interviews, sheer charisma ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read over my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over my application (AMCAS & secondary for UofL), looked at the website for info about the school, tried to just relax and be myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application (they draw A LOT on the secondary essays for interview questions), read through SDN's interview feedback and forums, read threads on healthcare topics and whatnot, kept reading interesting books, stuff like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review my secondary app, talked to a friend who interviewed their, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over my secondar and primary apps., mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums (a LOT), re-read my secondary (VERY important for UofL), re-read my personal statement, reviewed my research, etc. etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read through my AMCAS application, my secondary application, SDN, current events in the world, and current medical news events on WebMD and on the New York Times website. I also printed out anticipated interview questions and tried to answer these before my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN network, UofL website, secondary and primary application. Kept up with recent medical issues although nothing really came up in the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the UofL website, SDN interview feedback, re-read my AMCAS and secondary apps. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed research, AMCAS, UL Secondary, and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over my personal statement, read my secondary application, read my AMCAS application, read a few books on bioethics, also made sure I knew the mission statement of the university, looked over the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AAMC guide to med schools and checked out the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, general interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Checked recent feedback on SDN, talked with friends who have interviewed at the school (or medical school in general), reviewed my application, reviewed my research, read various lists of possible questions, read up on current health news. And don't forget to get some sleep and eat breakfast!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS, secondary, SDN, several ''interviewing'' references, practiced with friends and family." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"sdn, talk with father (he is a doc), internet, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed SDN, essays, research, typical interview questions, and the school's unique features." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, read over my secondary and AMCAS applications. Reviewed research work." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application, mock interview at my school, looked through school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read all secondary info--they have a copy of your file at the interview and asked specific questions about it. read up on health care, tried to relax as much as possible, tried to be aware of my level of eye contact and body language" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, reviewing AMCAS, browsing U of L's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over secondary, primary, ethics books." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, read over my secondary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my AMCAS file and my secondary app and then made sure I had some qestions from U of L's website so I looked interested." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website, read over a long list of potential interview questions from a site similar to SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked this website, read over my AMCAS and secondary applications, read some essays on healthcare at healthtopics.com (very helpful), tried to stay current with healthcare issues in our area." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my personal statement, secondary application, other interview feedback on SDN, and tried to relax" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I read the feedback on this site, read my AMCAS and secondary application. I've had LOTS of interviews, so there wasn't a lot to study." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over some basic questions, read over school information; I should have prepared better for my first interview, but I was very busy getting my thesis together at the same time." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, StudentDoctor.net, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of Louisville website, spoke with students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over application, mock interviews, read this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed schools website, my application, and look at this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the fact that I was called the day before when a slot opened up, I didn't really have a chance to prepare. I was just glad they wanted to take the chance to talk to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Louisville website; SND; read my LONG secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my application, looked at this website, looked at school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read app, talked with students, read website, talked with teachers about my application and pre interviewed with them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, got interview questions off the web and thought about how I would answer them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback posts on this site Glanced at some interview tips on Princeton Review.com Went over my personal statement and secondary app. Most importantly - RELAXED!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked through this website, ethics websites, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview experiences here. Glanced at UofL info" More from this Member | Report Response

"read personal statement, went over this web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondary and AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at their website, read the reviews on this site, looked over my U of L application and my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just read this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"I talked with friends who had also interviewed at UofL. Mostly, however, I became reacquainted with my primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, read U of L's web site and read about primary care physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UL site (what there is of one), read secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, relevant articles, reviewed both applications, research on school, and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"committed myself to be as honest and to the point as possible" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my third so I was laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really prepare...I just didn't want my answers to seem polished and rehearsed." More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to friends and read over my primary and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement, looked at sample interview questions online." More from this Member | Report Response

"My school's premedical committee offers us opportunities to practice interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Web sites on medical school interviews and the school's website. Plus, my sister is a law student and she practiced grilling me on tough questions." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice the admissions faculty and the students were during the student led tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"How helpful the faculty seemed and how much the students genuinely seemed to love the school. The curriculum was well structured too, in the sense that if you have an interest in research, public health, etc. there are several "distinction tracks" that give you a path to follow." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were unbelievably friendly, even those not involved with the interview day at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"How enthusiastic the students were! They were all so happy and excited about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved that the lunch and tour of the school were one/two on one. This really allowed me to ask all of the questions I wanted to ask and showed the school was trying to impress me too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers/admissions staff/students serving as tour guides came across as very personable, inclusive, and genuinely caring about each applicant; the facilities (including the simulation lab) were very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Happiest medical students I have ever met. One on one meetings with a medical student during the interview, meaning there were 30-40 med students that were all super nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice staff and students that truly felt they were cared for." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities are impeccable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new renovation look really nice. They have created some unique study spaces for students. One of the coolest things is that they have houses within the school of medicine ( kind of like Hogwarts), that compete in non-academic competitions. I though this was really cool and seemed like a great way to get to know other medical students." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer genuinely liked the school and was passionate talking about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff/interviews; cooperative atmosphere among students;" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of faculty, staff, and student body; relaxed atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone (interviewers, admissions office, students) was extremely friendly and welcoming. I also liked that they had us paired up with a medical student for lunch. I'm applying for the MD/MA program, so they paired me with a 2nd year med student and 5th year who are in the same program. It was a good way to hear their input." More from this Member | Report Response

"People are extremely nice; definitely get a sense of community and it seems like everyone wants to help each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the friendly student body, faculty and staff as well as the extensive the medical campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Changing the curriculum has seemed to imporve board scores. Students were very candid in their answers. I really liked that I was paired with my own student for a tour, that was really nice. Also, a lecture series on the medicine of Harry Potter... how cool is that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"School facilities and location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Straightforward interviewing style of interviewers, friendliness of staff, good culture and cooperation between medical students, patient simulation lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The variety of medical facilities in the Louisville area is the biggest pro - many awesome clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers -- SO relaxed, so nice, so easy to talk to!" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING. The curriculum is AWESOME! The standardized pt facilities and the fact that there are soooo many hospitals walking distance from the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"You get one faculty and one student interviewer (or at least most people do, depending on the number of students who volunteer). They were both very laid back and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly. Mechanical patients are very cool and very pricey, but you don't get to use them that often because they're shared between med, dental schools, etc. Lots of clinical experience. Students were happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back, low pressure interview style. Only one of the interviewers was intense, and i didnt have him" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly. Both interviewers said the reason they would pick U of L over other places is the comraderie of the student body/faculty. This is not a cut throat school, people like to help each other out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness and openness...med students seem to have a sort of camaraderie and it doesn't seem to be a super-competitive environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a lot of hospitals that they work with, so the clinical preparation you get sounds fantastic. They also have a great patient simulation program." More from this Member | Report Response

"laid back friendly nature of staff and students. we got to see a class and while waiting for a guest lecturer to arrive observe the M1's, which was fantastic as the whole lecture room was animated and people were talking across the room to each other. very positive atmosphere. great clinic opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere of the class, they were all joking around with each other, and seemed happy. They were really open and happy, I also really like the admissions committee at the beginning where they just tried to put everyone at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students really did seem very happy, the atmosphere of the city and the school were great, I liked the city a lot as well, lots of stuff to do outside of school" More from this Member | Report Response

"They're remodeling the gross anatomy lab just in time for the class entering in 2009. It is going to be very, very swank." More from this Member | Report Response

"The city of Louisville The people were very friendly (students, prof, townies). MS1s actually get to use/are taught with the patient simulators unlike other schools that just show it to you during interviews and then you find out that students don't use them until clinical years. The lunch was good! I couldn't finish it all because it was so much. I like how interviewees got 1-on-1 attention during lunch and tour. Seemed more personalized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The DEAN of the medical talked to us and had a Q and A. I have seen that at no other MD school. Every single member of the admissions staff, the interviewers, the students, the teachers, all were so enthusiastic and friendly and did everything they culd to make you feel at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide and student hosts were very engaging and enthusiastic about the school. When the class we were supposed to sit in on was cancelled, the tour guide took time to talk with us very frankly about the school and the application process in general. Also, the interviews were academically closed-file. The interviewers had my personal statement and activities decriptions, but not my actual numbers. It gave me a real chance to talk about who I am and what I've done without having to deal with questions about specific classes or grades. They also have a state-of-the-art patient simulation lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire faculty, staff, and students were so kind and compassionate. They made me feel so welcome. If I am offered admission, I will say yes to this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are happy to be there, school is centrally located around several hospitals, professors seem enthusiastic as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was extremely welcoming...it really felt like they were selling the school as much as we were trying to sell ourselves. Small groups of interviewees (only 8 total that day) allowed us to get some truly individual attention--one on one tours with students, etc. Simulation labs are top rate, and Louisville is a great city!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient Sim Lab, Standardized Patient, enthusiasm of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were really great. They had robotic patients that students could practice on and had actors to test students on their communication skills." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of research going on at U of L." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great sites for clinical rotations (four hospitals within walking distance), prominent research (cervical cancer vaccine, stem cells), and state of the art facilities...this is a big one - UofL has one of the best patient simulation programs in the country, as well as one of the best standardized patient training programs. The 2nd year student with whom I spoke had more clinical experience than many 1st year residents." More from this Member | Report Response

"1, Everyone was so friendly 2, proximity of campus to several large hospitals 3, students seemed to really love UL" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students and Faculty were very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"how friendly everyone was and how much people supported the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, faculty, and staff were all amicable and encouraging. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty nice hospitals all in one place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really nice. The Interviewers did not have an 'I am out to get you' attitude. " More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, students seemed pretty happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"all the hospitals and specialty centers on campus, the lecturer we saw in class" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was there during the first rownd of interviews, so the admissions staff was very excited and warm toward us. I felt like they really knew who I was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus and People" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was very friendly and everyone who passed by us as we waited said "hello" or "good luck". The simulator lab was great and the variety of hospitals available on-site is fantastic as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were awesome. Also, the interviews are academically blind, so the people don't know your GPA or MCAT, so that's kind of nice that they can see you as more than a number." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were nice, especially the Simulation Center. I liked the city as well. The students were nice and friendly. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice, the SIM mannequins are very impressive, as are the standardized patient labs. Students are divided into "homeroom" type units where they each have desks, and students have lockers as well. The staff are extremely nice. Attending a gross anatomy lecture was kind of cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"the patient simulation lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"All first-year students receive PDAs for the duration of their education. The school is wireless so you can use the PDAs anywhere. There are several LARGE hospitals that are part of the medical complex...not just the University Hospital and students can rotate through them all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were great! The patient simulator lab and standardized patient lab was state of the art. Students were very enthusiastic and wanted to convince me to come there. Admissions staff was extremely helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical experiences beginning in first year. The technology labs with the mannekins were amazing; I like that they use standardized patients and make it a formal, mock-office visit" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are very friendly and outgoing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was structured, I had the opportunity to attend a class and observe a patient simulation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient simulation lab is really nice and it seems like there are a lot of clinical opportunities due to all the hospitals surrounding the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem to really enjoy the school. There is a sense that everyone helps each other instead of competing against each other. Also the facilities are amazing. The simulation lab and the fact that you have at least five hospitals in walking distance from the school make Louisville very appealing to go to. They also give you your own desk at the school to study at which is very convenient. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the students are very friendly, and the patient simulation lab is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and the location of almost all the hospitals you work in are within walking distance" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a reading day when I went for a previous interview, so I enjoyed seeing classes this time. The patient simulator lab is very impressive, especially since it is coordinated with standardized patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were AWESOME and loved being there. My girl that was my student guide was a lot like me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the students there - they were very positive about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient simulation lab was interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities...the patient simulator lab is awesome, also the students really seemed to enjoy going to school there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient simulation program was very impressive, both the dummies and the actors. Early clinical experience is a big selling point for UofL." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked that each interviewee had one current medical student assigned to them for the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interview was really enjoyable and it seemed as though the interviewer was genuinely excited about the school and gave her contact info. U of L students friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of emphasis on patient-physician interaction even during the first year of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Louisville is an awesome school that has a great record in patient relations, but now their research is really taking off. I was so impressed by their simulation laboratory and class styles. The students are also really nice and normal, cool, helpful people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient contact and simulation labs - they have patient contact within the first month of the firsth year. Also, they have a great network of hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed to be fairly happy here though this was not the first choice school for the vast majority of them. In fact, many of them chose UL because it was the only school that they got into. I just hope that their being happy was not an act. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to other pre-meds and read this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient simulator lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have interviewed at several schools. This was a typical interview day. I think that they have good hospitals in which to train. Most of the students seemed fairly positive about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the number of hospitals around the med school, the positive attitudes of the students " More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation labs were pretty nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly faculty and people in admissions. Facilities with excellent teaching methods. Students seemed happy and content with curriculum and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer said i would find out if i got in in a week and i did" More from this Member | Report Response

"Number and quality of hospitals nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"U of L has the world's largest simulated clinic. Students work there every week. It's great clinical exposure and practice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulated patients, facilities, and research opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Much less stressful than expected, felt like they really wanted me to be there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"People were very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new patient simulation lab. It is awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the university is surrounded by several teaching hospitals and students are given the opportunity to take elective courses in specialties which may be of interest to them. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My first interviewer. Was an MD Neurosurgeon and seemed very distracted at first. Definitely didn't want to hear a 'cookie cutter' answer. Wanted to hear real answers from a real person, became more interested when I figured this out. Still checked his phone frequently and was reading my application and filling out my report/scores while I was answering his questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the medical school/medical campus is separated from UofL's main campus. To describe the area, I'll put it like this: I drove in the night before my interview and saw people sleeping outside on the medical campus sidewalks. That being said, it became a natural topic of conversation when I asked the faculty and students about volunteer opportunities at the school. Everyone acknowledged it very openly and spoke highly about the public health programs that address these issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish there was more time for lunch and less time just sitting around" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities did not blow me away." More from this Member | Report Response

"How incredibly rude Dr. Ellis was in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, could have used more time for the tour/lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The out of state tuition is a nightmare but that's pretty much consistent with everywhere else" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was unnecessarily long and there was a lot of down time throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many things. The day was very disorganized and I felt there was very poor communication about the day. One event was cancelled (never explained to us why) and no attempt was made to fill the hour spot, we ended up sitting in a board room for 40 minutes twiddling our thumbs while waiting for the interviews. We were each assigned a student to take us around and eat lunch with, and my student never showed up. My second interviewer seemed frazzled, had not looked at my application, and mainly asked me "where did you go to high school? college? have you done research?"- all extremely boring questions that were on the application. She cut off the interview early and didn't give me chance to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are a little out of date but are in the process of being renovated." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The buildings aren't brand new or anything, but the atmosphere is still amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were not the newest, but it's not like the place was falling apart by any stretch of the imagination." More from this Member | Report Response

"not all courses have online portals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sim center wasn't very impressive; I think they said 15 students were in a room at a time, and the rooms are tiny!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get to see U of L hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Disorganized" More from this Member | Report Response

"Opportunities to ask questions about years 3 & 4 were nonexistent as we were only exposed to 1st and 2nd year students, and AdComm staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"I couldn't find certain spices at the grocery store so that I could cook for my student host. If accepted, I would have to bring seasoning from home." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Cement campus, but they're working on getting a few more trees!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings are a little old, very 1970's concrete. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Buildings are kind of old and archaic but equipment and materials were up to date however" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building is ugly and a bit old. Also not thrilled about the way they do exams." More from this Member | Report Response

"The actual school where you take your classes is really drab. It's all concrete and it feels like a high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"no Fin Aid presentation. 1st interviewer talked a bit too much about himself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The class they had us observe was after lunch, so I was really sleepy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't learn that much about the school from the short 5-10 minute admissions presentation, I had hoped to learn more about curriculum, etc. Also, the interviewers had barely looked at my application before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's very much a concrete campus and the classrooms aren't really big enough for all the students. There's an overflow classroom that simulcasts the lectures, but you can't really see what the professor is pointing at." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was old, shabby and seemed a little behind in the times. The lecture rooms were so small that they had ''overflow rooms.'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. The student facilities are aging a little, but what school's aren't? They do their examinations for classes all on one day in 5 one hour blocks. It's supposed to mimic the Step 1 and 2 exams. It seems potentially overly stressful, but I can't know for sure. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a little old, but construction for new and better facilities are happening every day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very top notch, not much I can think to complain about. Facilities could be updated a bit but what school doesn't need that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus isn't really good looking yet what campus really is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The major school building seemed like it needed some serious work. My tour guide was a foul mouthed and very bitter individual. Don't know why I got stuck with her." More from this Member | Report Response

"Older facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"not too much, maybe the building was a little run down and it felt like a high school with rows of lockers. then again, this was kind of throwback" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2nd year students that I spoke said the Intro to Clinical Medicine course suggested that it lasts too and they do not get much out of it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was absolutely zero information given about the school. They showed us a 3 minute video and that was it. Students seemed like a frat party. Had to sit through a class that of course I knew nothing about. Just generally not impressed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the class building itself is kind of old" More from this Member | Report Response

"that each student only spends about 35 hours per school year in the state-of-the-art simulation centers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical student who was in charge of hospitality for the day could have been better chosen. She seemed apathetic, and talked about how she cried after her interview. Not really appropriate for the situation. Later, though, I had a student tour guide who was excellent and pleased with his experience at the school, so I guess it just depends who you talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

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"The class we attended was kinda boring, mostly because we (the interviewees) had no clue what was being talked about in the lecture. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Two of the interviewers (not interviewees) did not show up. So, one of the guys that interviewed me had not read my file and just sat down with me and said, "so tell me about yourself." That was kind of an uncomfortable interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"the class we attended: the lecture was so boring, many students were sleeping, and I could barely understand what the guy was saying" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the lecture/classroom" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the classroom...if you aren't there early you have to go to an overflow room with a television or sit in the isles." More from this Member | Report Response

"The small classroom." More from this Member | Report Response

"The immediate area surrounding the campus; I didn't have much time to tour Louisville, but even though the immediate vicinity didn't have too much going for it, I was assured the rest of the city was nicer" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lecture hall does not accomodate the entire class, so if you're late you have to sit in an overflow room." More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings seemed old and dark. The student atmosphere seemed almost like a frat party ... not my thing. The interviewers seemed sort of cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"The surrounding area is not the greatest. They are in the process of revitalizing the downtown area. They are adding a lot of restaurants should it should get better in the next year or two. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really negative about the experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I'd like to address some previous comments. I live in Louisville, work four blocks from the school and volunteer at University Hospital, so I know about the neighborhood. There are projects near the medical school, but the school itself tends to be isolated from them & the security folks are great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Louisville was kind of run down and the school is in the middle of downtown." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is located in a very hectic part of town" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's downtown Louisville...kinda ghetto, but that has nothing to do with the school or the interview itself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing stands out as particularly negative regarding the school itself; however, the crime and unemployment rates in Louisville are rapidly increasing to almost double the national average." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is downtown which is different from other schools I have visited, not neccessarily a bad thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer seemed to have an axe to grind. Think he felt compelled to do interviews he didn't like. Complained about unprepared medical students. Also he asked me what my news source was and upon replying that I read a lot of news from the internet he ranted about what a sensationalized source it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The concrete style student recreational area." More from this Member | Report Response

"My taxi was kind of expensive. Take yellow, not green." More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking. There is one lot in which they will validate your ticket, and it was full with a line when I arrived, so I had to pay for parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard a lot of students gripe about not getting in to UK. I also thought that the director of admissions was rather rude. This does not sell the school very well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"other interviewees. only one other person was amicable and willing to make conversation. she definitely had a personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions liasion did not seem to be interested in giving the tour or very enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the head of admissions." More from this Member | Report Response

"You kind of get the runaround if you ask about research" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is downtown and kind of ghetto" More from this Member | Report Response

"This answer is best answered in song format: "Talkin' 'bout da ghetto, dum dum dum da da dum People never get enough to eat, don't even have shoes on their feets Talkin' 'bout da ghetto, dum dum dum da da dum"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is located in a slummy part of town. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Apparent emphasis at the school on affirmative action, felt like women/minorities had an advantage." More from this Member | Report Response

"Kinda dumpy location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new admissions director. She seemed to have an attitude about her and it really showed in the way she treated non-minority applicants and those that were minorities. She seemed to be a little bit on the bitchy side when someone asked a question and would not let people get in a word edgewise. Thank goodness I will not be dealing with her much when I enter medical school. She is a definite turn off." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is not the best in the area. Just get there early to allow plenty of time for parking. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Low stress interview. Decent amount of walking (wear comfy shoes)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very minor thing, but I wished I had brought a folio or notepad with me. I figured they would hand out at least a folder and some note-taking paper with their welcome packet. Guess I could have just called the admissions office and asked. It was my first interview though. I'll just be more prepared next time." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to enter the administration building. It was hard to find + the entrance was in the back." More from this Member | Report Response

"How low stress the interview was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it is going to be really, really relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school was on probation for not rigorously updating their curriculum enough!" More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax because the interviews were very low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm glad I had heard that the interview is very laid back. It helped me not stress. And this is definitely not an interview to stress over!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hm... to not be so nervous! Very casual interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax. It wasn't nearly as stressful as I had imagined." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would be interviewing me; I could have looked them up and had better questions to ask, had I known their background half as well as they knew mine!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew this, but bring mints if you are in the afternoon session because you will have lunch first." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. I wish I had eaten breakfast that morning, because I was starving by lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let them know if you really want to go there, because part of their process is to let you know why you should go to their med school. They will focus on you more." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed with a 2nd year med student for my first interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was SO hot, and I was in a pants suit. Not sure what I could have done differently, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy it is to get from airport to city on #2 bus. Assuming you're not delayed until 3am in ORD" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to put the parking ticket into this pay thing at the parking garage before leaving, otherwise the gate doesn't work for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would have gotten TWO ethical questions, maybe I could have at least answered one of them coherently" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known exactly how much they would draw on my secondary essays. I had read through them, but I hadn't really given them a whole lot of thought since I wrote them." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little behind in the times. VERY Southern feel. The admissions office is not in the school of medicine, completely different building." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have been to this school numerous times so I was already pretty much familiar with everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I'd known the weight they put on their own secondary application. I had wondered why it was ~20 500 character essays, but it's where they get their biggest picture of who you are. Many of the things I alluded to in it came up during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was after lunch. I would suggest that everyone have mints with them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I feel like I was very informed of the school well before the visit. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No real surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The location of the school and the fact that apartments were not expensive compared to where I'm from (Boston)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The class was much more complete than I expected - 85% of the spots had already been filled." More from this Member | Report Response

"Louisville was bigger than I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, my father is an alumn so i knew alot about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I had visited the school before so I was not surprised." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing specific comes to mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew so much abotu the school before I came that nothing really took me by surprise. If you are new to Louisville, get good directions to the visitor's parking lot and watch for one-way streets downtown." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"not too much, being a KY girl and having been there for a tour already." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview would be the very last thing we did...also, wear comfortable shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are not entirely blind...your interviewer will have your secondary and personal statement from AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice of a campus it is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing; everything went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are very relaxed. I shouldn't have been so freaked out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers have your personal statement and your secondary application, but nothing else. I wish I'd paid more attention to what was in the secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...I knew it was going to be laid-back..nothing really surprised me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state students must pay out of state tuition all four years regardless of change in residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"More about the school, in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a drive through flu shot event that day near the university." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this school is such a top choice on my list. Then I could declare KY residency!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to have to pay for parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area is very ghetto and that most students would not have picked Louisville as their first choice school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How difficult that it can be to find a place to park." More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking lot isn't well marked, so leave yourself time to drive around the block a couple times looking for it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Differences between UK and U of L so I could have asked UK about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that most of my visit would be spent listening to them try to 'sell' their school to me. I wouldn't have been so worried about 'selling' myself to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had made a list of questions (on paper) to ask the students who were giving us a tour of the school. I forgot some I had intended to ask them." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Louisville is trying to focus more on research." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a good experience. Really welcoming school with kind students who really care about their institution. The interviews, while one was kind of stand-offish were still very low-key and welcoming. Very basic questions, don't be worried about any tricks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very happy with the facilities themselves, the faculty that I was able to meet, and the students. There seem to be plenty of volunteer, research, and other extracurricular activities. Haven't received their decision yet, but would be happy to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were so relaxed it was kind of weird. Felt like they didn't really ask me anything and spent a lot of time talking about the interviewers' career or just random stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school, faculty I met, and the students. They did show a very unsettling opioid epidemic video towards the end of the day, but it was very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are open file, but blind to your gpa/MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed visiting this campus. The faculty were very nice, and I left my interview feeling satisfied." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a great program that is continuing to improve as time progresses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I think the most impressive part about the school was the people. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. The student I interviewed with was a non-traditional student. The person asked me a lot of question about activities outside of school. Like hobbies and things I like to do with my friends and stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Poor interview experience. Not a total waste of time because made me realize how great the other schools I've interviewed at are. If the interviewing program is so poorly organized and run, I can only imagine what going to school there would be like." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and the interviews were very low stress. The admissions office emphasizes that they want to get to know interviewees and not stump or stress anybody." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great interview day. I liked meeting with med students to hear their perspective. It was also nice that they had a big table in a room for all the applicants to sit at and talk in between interviews. That made everyone relax and get to know each other, rather than sitting by yourself and stressing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone you meet will be really nice and accommodating. Don't worry too much about your interview but if you want to prepare I would say definitely go through your activities and your personal statement to find a way to sell them effectively." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were really laid back, I really hope I get good news soon!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good atmosphere and U of L is working intently to rise through rankings amongst crop of medical schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY LAID BACK, DON'T BE NERVOUS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour was very short. I didn't hear anything about the history of the school, the great people who have been there, or the experience of residency and clinical rotations. A lot was lacking. They didn't seem to feel an obligation to "sell" their school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Really impressed by the school and the whole interview day. You have two 30 minute interviews spread from about 10 AM - 12 PM with about half of the students interviewing and half of the students just hanging out and talking. Being able to go back and talk to other people about how their interview went was relaxing and took a lot of the edge off." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back school. Major props to the admissions director. When she spoke to us, she explained the whole process, what would happen from here, how to check our status, etc. She also reminded us we now had her personal e-mail and to contact her with any problems - she made a big effort to reach out to us. Said she didn't want us stressing out anymore than we already were! Also, other applicants were all very nice. We laughed and joked quite loudly while waiting to get started." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was relatively stress free and they try to make it as painless as possible. Overall I thought it was a good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really dug the school, the people, the potential for clinical exposure. Easy to get to and from the airport on #2 bus if you're flying in at a reasonable time. I've spent a lot of time in the city before so i can say it would be a good place to spend 4 years. Their response time is very good < 6 weeks, usually 2-3." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a great school, I found out I was accepted shortly after the interview, everyone was really welcoming and warm." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got in, so I must not have bombed the interview. Show enthusiasm for the school and have specific reasons why you want to go there over other schools. Be confident in yourself and try to show your passion for medicine. It's a good school with great clinical opportunities. The interviewers get your AMCAS and UofL secondary but without any grades or scores, so they are academically blind. Which is good, unless you feel you have some issues with numbers that you'd want to explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I'm very excited about this school. It's my top choice because of the great clinical training they give. Plus Louisville is a great city to live in." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think there interviews went well. I had an afternoon interview so got to sleep in and prepare mentally. Also, had time to get lost. Very friendly place to be. I liked the city a lot better than the school and I really didn't even see that much of it. Was not impressed by the school. Need some major renovations." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was great. The interviewers impressed me. Everyone answered all our questions. There were no secrets. They told us exactly what to expect, were straightforward, and kept the day full and interesting. I LOVED this place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was very informative and extremely laid back. I had heard horror stories on the SDN message boards about interviews at other schools, but UofL was nothing like that. They will give UK a run for their money in my book." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am impressed with U of L and really hope I am accepted. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Eight people are inteviewed on a regular interview day - four in the morning and four in the afternoon. I was interviewed by two physicians, one per interview, for about thirty minutes each. This was followed by lunch, a tour, and then a class session which was interesting as well. Overall it was a great experience and the school is definitely at the top of my list. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Louisville was a great interview experience, it impressed me so much that it definitely jumped to number 1 on my list. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview and I hope all others go as well as this one. Laid back experience and felt well prepared by reviewing AMCAS, UL Sec APP, and SDN questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the experience was a good one. This was my first interview so I was really excited for it. I had two interviews back to back and they were in the morning. The first interview was casual and laid back. The second interviwer wrote a lot down which made me nervous. Also the second interview seemed to take half the time scheduled." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience. I was lucky to have been interviewed by people who really wanted me at the school and didn't throw crazy philosophical questions at me. It was relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview day was very laid-back and low stress. However, I was so nervous that it didn't matter too much. We had lunch, took a tour, sat in on a class, spoke briefly with the admissions director, and then had our interviews. One of my interviewers was an hour late, and so I was still waiting when everyone else had already left, but besides that, it was a fairly pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very laid-back and conversational. I really enjoyed meeting both interviewers and felt they were both very encouraging and supportive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire process was very laid back and interviews were very short (15mins). Students were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was a little nervous because it was my first one. that being said they didnt ask too many questions that were out of the ordinary. I also had a fourth year medical student as one of my interviewers and that one was really laid back. It was more like a conversation. They also dont know your MCAT or GPA which makes you less of a number. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely positive. Every student that I spoke to was friendly and helpful, as were the faculty and staff. They all seemed glad to have me, and it was actually a lot of fun talking to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers themselves were ok. Not overly enthusiastic. Admissions staff was friendly but not very informative. Went down a notch in my book." More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall experience was great. Louisville is definitely all about student success. It showed during the interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"very low-stress, a pretty good experience for my first interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was about as nervous as I thought I would be. The process was less casual than I had assumed--my interview questions were specific and difficult. 4 of us had interviews first thing in the morning, which was great, and then went on the tour, ate lunch, and went to class. The other 4 joined us at the tour section and had their interviews after, which probably added a lot of unnecessary stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was wonderful. I felt like they were really trying to sell themselves to us, not just the other way around. Louisville is a wonderful city with so much opportunity for clinical experience. I believe that your experience at U of L medical school can be as great as you want it to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great!! It was so laid back, basically just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was great...I think interviewing this early was a huge advantage at UofL. Both interviews were semi-closed file, they saw my primary and secondary apps but not my grades or MCAT score. Both interviewers were very nice, neither asked any on-the-spot tricky questions, and both interviews were basicly conversational. It wasn't a stressful experience at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty positive aside from the MIA interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very nice and laid back. The interviews were very conversational - nothing to stress over." More from this Member | Report Response

"4 people total interviewed in the morning then we met up with 4 interviewees (who were to interview in the afternoon) and med students for lunch and a tour. Each interviewee is paired up with a med student which is nice. The experience was very laid-back and personal." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was overall a very positive experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have applied and interviewed at UofL before, so the interview was not a surprise...there were four students interviewed in the morning, then lunch and a tour/class...then four more students are interviewed in the afternoon with different faculty. There are also three medical students on the selections committee that interview...one from the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd year classes. The selection committee is comprised of 28 individuals...you will interview with two of them. You must have a 2/3 vote to be accepted and the student members can vote as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was extremely relaxed. The interviews were set up so that four of us were interviewed in the morning and four in the afternoon. There were two 30 minute interviews, both of which were one on one. The first interview was pretty regular: he started asking me very general questions and then we started discussing the school's various programs. For the second interview, we started talking about her children, and then we basically had a 30 minute conversation, during which she probably asked me all of 2 or 3 questions. It was an extemely laid back experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great day; I showed up extra early because I flew in, and the admissions office staff was very helpful in directing me to a local drugstore to pick up a few things and letting me store my carry-on bag in the office. Since I had a late flight out as well, my second interviewer even gave me a private tour of the hospitals on campus as he was on his way to a meeting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good. Interviewers were 45 minutes late, which made for a very short, informal interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a very relaxed and positive experience. It was my first time seeing the campus, and I was impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere around the campus is relaxed compared to other schools I've been to. The clinical opportunites at this school are endless" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews at UofL are very laid back. I spent most of my time talking about my hobbies and work/volunteer experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was very laid back. The interviewers just wanted to make you comfortable and get to know you in a conversational interview. The students were also very helpful in answering any questions about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The process at UofL seems to be designed to relax the interviewee. Six applicants are brought in for an interview day. After a brief introduction by the Director of Admissions, a video is shown. After the video, students are taken for one-on-one interviews with both clinical and academic members of the faculty. Questions vary from interviewer to interviewer, but they all have a few in common. I like how the interviews are done immediately, so that applicants don't build up stress all day. Remember that although the process is relaxed, the school is a close community, and you are being watched." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. Both interviewers just wanted to get to know me. The director of admissions is great and very helpful. Students are happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back - not intended to stress you out, just conversational. One interviewer hadn't looked at my application at all and the other had examined it pretty closely. The first interviewer didn't have many questions - he just wanted me to talk about myself, but the second interview had more questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back interview, Questions were general. my second interviewer was very quick and to the point, not much eye contact in that one, kept looking at my application and just talking outloud." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very relaxed. Be prepared to talk about why you want to go into medicine, any interesting things in your application,things you said in your personal statement, etc. More than likely they won't be able to see your grades or scores, so it's a lot about your personality here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went very well. I will admit I was a little bit anxious, however, the conversational-style interviews quickly calmed me down. Altogether, it was a good experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were very nice. I was accepted less than two weeks after my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview was extremely stressful. Interviewer seemed to intentionally make it so. His negative response to my news source set a negative tenor for the rest of the interview making me feel as though I had completely bombed it. The second interview was completely opposite. The interviewer asked some questions but mostly just conversed with me. I felt completely at ease. It all ended well for me in the end though. Received my acceptance letter about 3 weeks later." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it went really well. I enjoyed the visit and wish I didn't live in Louisville so the school would be even more attractive to me...I just gotta go somewhere new." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just an awesome interview. Laid-back and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were about 5 other people interviewing that day, which was nice just having a few people. We watched a video about the school and then had the interviews. My first guy was vary positive and upbeat. They are allowed to read you essays and statements, but not know your grades or MCAT scores so that they do not bias their interview score. The next guy was a little more rigid in his questioning format, but loosened up toward the end. Then we all had lunch and took a tour of the Standardized Patient labs, the simulators, and the other areas of the medical school. Lastly, the option was giving to sit in a gross anatomy class." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was okay. I could have done without the condescending attitude of the director of admissions. What some of the other posters said is true. A lot of white applicants were turned down without an interview because of their MCAT score.Many of these were my classmates and many are excellent students otherwise. I asked if this was true to the student conducting the tour. They told me that they are on the admissions committee and that the adcom will not interview white applicants with low scores, but will interview any minority applicant that applies. Talk about reverse discrimination! I don't want to go to school in that kind of environment. If they discriminate on that, what else do they discriminate on? That is something to think about. I am afraid that the school will be hit with a reverse discrimination suit in the future and that it will not bode well with residency directors later on. I chose UK. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very positive. I was accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that since my interview, there has been at least one underrepresented minority applicant accepted to the school with a subpar MCAT of less than 25. A friend of mine had an MCAT score of 24 (he is white) and was told by the director of admissions that he unless he improved that test score, he would not ever stand a chance of admission to U of L. I don't understand the double standard here. If his MCAT of 24 is not acceptable for medical school acceptance (or an interview for that manner) why was this other person admitted? It does not make any sense to me. I feel that if the school is going to admit an applicant with a low MCAT, then all applicants with similar low scores should at least receive an interview and be allowed to show what they do have. A low MCAT does not necessarily mean lack of intelligence, as some admissions committees believe. I am not upset about the person getting in with the 22, but I am upset with how the director of admissions treated my friend with the 24. By the way, the friend with the 24 MCAT worked full-time during his 5 years of undergraduate training and has a wife and a child. He also volunteers at a free clinic and has a GPA of around 3.6. So, he is not stupid." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a really good interview experience. I was not drilled by the interviewers. They seemed to respect me as an applicant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"School seems to be on its way up but isn't quite there yet" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience. I honestly wish the interviews could have been longer so I could have learned more about the faculty and the school. U of L seems very understanding of application process and fact that you are applying many places yet they are very confident in their abilities to attract top talent." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very laid back. they asked me the standard fair questions and there were no real surprises. they asked a few ethical questions but as long as you are confident in your replies and aren't wishy washy then you will be fine. i think u of l people are a lot less arrogant than the people at uk and they treat you with respect and really make you feel like they want you to come there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were 2 30 minute interviews, one-on-one, and it was open file except they do not know your mcat or gpa scores. My biggest question was seeing if U of L was a better fit for me than UK. I asked many questions during the interview about their program compared to UK's. This may or may not be a good idea but since I already had an acceptance to UK I didn't really care. The 2 students I talked to about choosing U of L over UK told me that initially the only reason they went to U of L is because they did not get in to UK. They then stated that they are happy with the school. I think UK is going to be a better fit for me personally because I like Lexington better than Louisville and I really prefer UK's class schedule over U of L's. Couple that with the fact that it seems that many of the students wished that they could have gone to UK but didn't get in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The experience was extremely laid back. There were 4 other applicants interviewing besides myself. The admissions counselor showed us a video about U of L's strong points. Then, our first interviewer came to pick each of us up. We had a 30 minute one-on-one interview. The first interview was extremely casual. My interviewer hadn't even looked at my file, so the whole conversation was pretty much off-the-cuff. He made me very comfortable. By the middle of the interview, I was laughing so hard at one of his stories that I couldn't catch my breath. My next interview was a little more serious, but still wasn't really intense. Afterward, a group of students gathered all the interviewees together and took us to a small catered lunch (salads & sandwiches). Then, we took a tour of the school, including the library, simulated clinic, study rooms and classrooms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were laid back and mostly conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back, not very stressful. Felt like they were pitching the school to me as much as anything. Several people there said if you're interviewing this early, you're in a great position." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed for dental school. Two separate faculty interviews, and then an exit interview with the dean. It was a really pleasant, positive experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought that everything went really well. I was really impressed with this school. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 96
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 56
Neutral 6
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.24 62

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 37
Out of state 25

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 22
2-3 hours 15
4-6 hours 14
7+ hours 9

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 15
Automobile 46
Train or subway 1
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 28
$101-$200 11
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 1
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Lexington (I had an interview at UK too)

Louisville International Airport

Louisville International

Louisville

N/A

Louisville (SDF)

SDN

SDF

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 19
Hotel 15
Home 6
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.59 61

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.90 63

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.03 63

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.59 37

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.05 37

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.27 33

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. The admissions office was incredibly friendly, helpful, and prompt. It was nice to walk in on interview day and see smiling faces with casual personalities." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"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

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