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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

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)?

"Tell me about your shadowing experience" Report Response

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

"So... you're from California (insert your hometown). Tell me about it." Report Response

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

"Again... it was mostly conversational about different aspects of my AMCAS application." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interviewer was very personal with me, calling me by name and had reviewed my file to enable him to be familiar with my family life, my history, etc. The most interesting questions came from my background. I was very impressed with this." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There wasn't necessarily one most difficult question, but we got into a discussion about the difficulty of opening up one's own practice (this was brough up as we talked about my shadowing experiences). I enjoyed the conversational atmosphere, which both put me at ease, and enabled me to express my opinions and reasons for them." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read SDN, reviewed the school's website, prepared lots of questions, and really just thought about all the reasons to go there and what I still needed to find out to make an informed decision." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was so impressed by the kindess of the dean of admissions, the excitement of our tour guides, the diverse population of St. Louis, the direction the school is heading, and the lectures that I attended. The school is building a brand-new research building a block away, which will provide state-of-the-art facilities. I was also impressed with the simulation laboratory which enables med students to practice of computerized dummies to get real experience in pharmacology, cardiology, etc. Fabulous lab!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"St. Louis is very different from where I grew up in California. Yes, the school's facilities are a bit older, but what do yuo expect from the oldest Medical School west of the Mississippi? The school's location, although not so wonderful, was not too much of a concern because one can live far from campus (as most students do there) and then commute on not-to-crowded freeways (and the rent in St. Louis is incredibly low)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had come with an even more open mind about the school; I came pretty open-minded but I could have come in more and it would have helped, for biases only blur the truth about the school. Find out for yourself; don't take other people's words; it couuld just be their personal bias." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"One-on-one conversation for 60 minutes about myself, the school, my intentions, my goals, etc. Wonderfully done, well planned, and professinoal." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

STL

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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