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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What is your biggest disappointment in life?" Report Response

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

"After living in California all your life, why would you want to come to St. Louis? " Report Response

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

"Describe an experience with a patient. (I have none to be honest because the bulk of my clinical experience was with a radiology service). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is it that doctors don't understand about economics? (I'm working on two degrees in molecular biology and economics.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Imagine you are an internist. What is the first thing you do? (he basically asked me to trace out how I would deal with a patient)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS over again and contemplated life." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school's dedication to the humanistic aspects of medicine was quite refreshing (less research-based) and their hospitals seem to be pretty good. Also, the students seemed to be relaxed and welcoming." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood is definitely a turn-off. I went over to the undergrad campus and it was much better. Although, I suppose it's a good place to gain outstanding clinical experiences and see a wide variety of cases. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did end up taking the Metro system and it wasn't nearly as bad as I had previously heard. Believe me, I was sticking out like a sore thumb, but it was relatively quick and cheap ($2.25). Also, don't stay at their Water Tower Inn... it's fairly cheap and that's about it. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty good. Dr. Westerman is a tough-ie, but he is a very knowledgeable physician. He asked some difficult questions, but in retrospect, it was a fluid conversation. I initially had reservations about SLU, but I feel more comfortable in my decision to apply there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

STL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Water Tower Inn @ SLU

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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