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  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Maywood
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you think people choose the medical specialty they do? How do you feel about the space shuttle failure? What are you looking for in a medical school? " Report Response

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

"How are your people skills? What do you know about Loyola? What is our motto? (something about treating the human spirit) Why did you apply here?" Report Response

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

"Something about Bush's state of the union address. How do you think we can solve the issues with high health care costs and the fact that some people can't afford health insurance?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are there any issues in medicine today that concern you? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the cost of health care in Europe so much lower than it is in the US, but the quality of care is the same?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application (AMCAS and secondary)--both my interviewers knew my application inside and out, so I am glad I did this. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The recreation center is awesome. The children's unit in the hospital is neat, too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It is a Catholic school, so they don't teach certain medical procedures (not just abortions). I feel like I want to be taught how to do everything, and then I can choose on my own whether or not to perform certain procedures. It seems that by not teaching some procedures they are short-changing their students. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would be on my own for a lot of the day. I had to find my interviewers offices on my own, which were in completely different buildings, which was fine, but it didn't seem as personable as other schools where you are given more personal contact and guidance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewer was a PhD, and I think he had issues with that because he criticized MDs for thinking they are better than PhDs and for being condescending. He also ripped into my engineering background, and he asked a lot of questions that didn't seem relevant to determining my qualifications for admittance or capability as a potential physician. He was discouraging, but I held my ground and said what I felt and thought, and I think in the end he respected that. My second interviewer was an MD who was close to retiring, and he was very nice and asked questions that were easy to answer because they involved talking about myself and my experiences." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2003

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