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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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Closed file

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

"see above..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the University of Michigan admissions lawsuit, and consequently, what do you think about racism? (I'm from the state of Michigan)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were a few...:) Mostly ethical questions pertaining to stem cell research, euthanasia, abortion.. the big ones." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, accessed University of Washington's bioethics website, browsed several ethics books (including opposing viewpoints series), brushed up on current events, practiced answering questions aloud, read materials they sent me prior to interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nearly everything!! The students were soo friendly, and the admissions staff was awesome! The facilites are superb and everyone seems genuinely satisfied with their Loyola experience. It's obvious that Loyola makes an effort to cultivate a "family" atmosphere among their students, and it seems to alleviate some of the stress equated with med school - I've never seen so many happy-go-lucky students so close to finals!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tuition (ouch) - though I think it'd be worth it! - and I wish we could have seen the library (though our tour guide warned us it's not a focal point)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Maywood really isn't as bad as everyone makes it seem. I actually found it comforting after the shock of the big city nearby (I'm a smalltown girl myself)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is far and away my top choice! I felt so comfortable there, and I can see myself thriving in the environment - it seems Loyola has invested a lot to establish such a student-friendly atmosphere. The curriculum seems to be a nice mix of lecture and small group (I like variety) and the technological resources seem very advanced compared to other schools I've seen. The fitness facility - well, it's worth writing home about. My interviews went well (I think). My first interview was very conversational - my interviewer made me feel so welcome, and she essentially sold the school to me. My second interviewer was quite a bit tougher, and he was a stickler with the ethics questions. After the interview though, I got to see a bit of what he does as an interventional cardiologist in the heart cath lab, so that was worth sweating out the 50 minutes prior:) He was very nice though, and obviously very intelligent. All in all, this experience was great! I also liked interviewing with only one other applicant - it made it easier to ask questions of the tour guide, and I felt more engaged the whole day than I have in other interviews I've been on. If you haven't given Loyola serious consideration yet, an interview experience is likely to change your mind!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2003

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