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  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Loma Linda
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"Describe your involvement with your church." Report Response

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

"Do you have family members involved in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe your teaching experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Descibe a significant moral dilemma you have faced. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a time when you've failed." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, LLU website, several e-mail conversations with current LLU med students, Adventist website, several bioethics books - although no ethics questions were asked." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The woman (Lenoa Edwards) in charge of the interview program knew our names! The medical center is incredible, the students seemed happy, and lots of opportunities for missions or research work. Comfortable environment." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school was founded in the early 1900s so some of the facilities and labs looked rather old. This may have been compounded by the fact that my current school has a completely new science building. The age didn't seem to matter to current students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Compared to a previous experience, this one was great. I interviewed with two faculty for 45 min each. My first interviewer was a very gentle biochemist who recalled parts of my personal statement and 2' and asked me questions about them. My second interviewer was a neurologist who gave me the feeling she thought I was a good candidate - this was very reassuring! She was great! Contrary to what I had heard, their emphasis is more on educating physicians to care for the whole person (mental, spiritual, physical) than trying to push Adventist doctrine on med students. It was a very warm and supportive environment. The Dean took the time to meet and have lunch with us and the lunch was GREAT!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2004

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