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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"Have you considered other career options? Why didn't you choose them? Describe why you want to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"One of my interviewers presented a case to me where an organ donor matched with his or her recipient on-line. He asked whether I thought that the transplant should be sanctioned." Report Response

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

"So you're from California. What was it like growing up there? How do you think living in the Chicago area will be different - especially culturally?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Well, if you find yourself interesting, the interview will be a breeze. It's a casual conversation about you and why you've chosen the profession." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The interviews are completely low stress, so I didn't find any of the questions that difficult. However, if you're not well versed in medical ethics, I suggest that you read up on some recent issues. They are well known for asking ethics questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my AMCAS file and my Loyola secondary application. I looked at myself in the mirror and told myself I looked like I'd make a fabulous doctor. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I am interested in the International Student Immersion trips between MS I and MS II. I like that they have the class broken up into three smaller groups to help first and second years mingle. The gym is fantastic and connected to the school by a tunnel so you don't have to go outside during the winter). Everyone is very friendly. I intent to persue a master's in medical ethics - they have a program which provides a scholarship to MD/MA students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is not readily accessible by public transportation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Classes in the first two years generally end by noon. Small group sessions extend into the afternoon, but only a few times a week." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love Loyola! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta Oakbrook Terrace

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/13/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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