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  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Saint Louis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"The questions were mostly standard, except for those mentioned above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Something about why licorice should not be given to heart patients. There was no context for the question either. He just hit me with it while we were talking about my hobbies. I think he was trying to see how I would handle it. I had no idea, and he just told me the answer (some organic compound) and moved on." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You've been out of school for two years (I was waiting for my husband to graduate before I applied) so how do I know you're ready for this? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over my AMCAS and researched the school. I was told the name of my interviewer ahead of time, so I looked over his research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really liked Dr. Willmore, the dean of admissions, who was my interviewer. He was a little eccentric, which I see as a positive -- very interesting and funny. He seemed to genuinely care about his students. Also, he wasn't bored and blase about the process, even though he's probably interviewed thousands of people and made umpteen presentations. During my interview, he was enthusiastic and energetic. Also, I LOVED the Eddie doll. They have this simulated patient that they let interviewees play with. Awesome, awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost! Oh, the cost! Also, there was no financial aid presentation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's so easy to get from the airport to the campus on the metro, and it only costs a couple bucks. In the interview packet, the metro is mentioned, but they made it sound confusing. It's not! Use the metro! I could have saved $20 on a shuttle ride." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The facilities weren't the nicest and newest, but who honestly cares about stuff like that? If you have great professors and nice fellow students, you will be happy learning medicine. I liked this school. It was my very first interview and my first acceptance. I will decline it because it's so much more expensive than my alma mater, but I am sure I would be very happy if I chose SLU." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

STL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Watertower Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/14/2004

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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