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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What books have you read recently?" Report Response

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

"Describe a difficult experience you went through." Report Response

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

"What would your friends say are your strengths and weaknesses? What do you think they are?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me something unique about you. (I had just spent 15+ minutes doing this, lol)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, researched their websites, talked to current med students there, thought friendly thoughts while I was waiting for my interviewers. If you focus on thinking nice thoughts you will come across as a nice person!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new Centennial complex is incredible. Fabulous lecture halls, anatomy facilities, and study rooms. Additionally, the interviewers were laid-back and genial. They don't shy away from tough questions, but they're not at all high-pressure or intimidating." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. This was actually a fun experience; I truly enjoyed myself." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That over-rehearsing answers is NOT the way to prepare for an interview. People always say to "be yourself", but you gotta understand what that means. Be honest and speak your mind, even if it may not be what YOU think the interviewer wants to hear. These people can spot canned answers and insincerity a mile off. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you interview here, try to envision it as a fun experience. Odds are, it will be." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Ontario

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/24/2009

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?

4 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"No suggestions. They made the whole process very smooth and comfortable." Report Response

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