2018-2019 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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  1. katy-tink

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    I was accepted to Loyola last semester! Very excited!! But also kind of nervous because I can’t find a list of residency programs that students matched at last year. Only statistics of what specaities were matched. And i cant find any data on how well students do on step. Does anyone have information on that?

    Also, they are unranked on usa which doesnt mean much since that just means they didnt submit data. But I was wondering if anyone knew why they pulled out of the usa rankings?
     
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    I interviewed in december and haven’t heard anything :/
     
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    I interviewed 12/06. I think we'll be the next to receive some kind of notification now that november people have heard back!
     
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    I hope so!
     
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    I was also wondering about all of this / have The same concern. This info seems to be more transparent and easily accessible at other places
     
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    You can email the admissions office and ask for a match list. They would be happy to provide it to you.
     
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    Does anyone know the number of people interviewed throughout the whole season? I talked to a student and was told around 400 but that seemed low, still waiting to hear back about my interview in December!
     
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    It does seem low, but I think it might be right! The admissions dean told us that they expected around 14000 secondaries (!!!) based on how many primaries they'd already received, and that they interviewed about 3%. So yeah, that comes to around 400.
     
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    I agree, I’m sure the admissions office can address your concerns. Also I remember finding the list somewhere on SDN, so you might find it if you search for it
     
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    I remember it was around 600 last year if I remember correctly
     
  11. MKO

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    They said 700 interviewed


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    Congrats on your acceptance! I might not have the best answer for you but I’ll tell you my opinion
    I really don’t know why people even look at match lists. I personally never looked for match data when I was applying, it just didn’t seem relevant- it really doesn’t tell you much. Whether someone matched into ortho in CA, doesn’t really matter. Where people match depends on many many variables that usually depend on the students (where they’re from, what their goals are, where their significant others are.....). Interests and goals can vary from a year to another, and this has nothing to do with the school. Percentages can matter, they just tell you if you can match in a certain specialty (if that’s what you want/can achieve). I would only be concerned if a school doesn’t consistently match in competitive specialties.
    I don’t think schools typically post step scores (which I also think depend on students, again their interests and goals).
    Ranking.. as a student, Stritch is much more than just a number to me. My hypothesis is that Stritch wants people who are truly interested in the school and its mission. Also these rankings take into account so many factors that don’t necessarily affect your education
     
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    You can find a table of STEP scores in this thread: Schools average Step 1 scores
     
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    Saw that my application was held for further review and I just updated with a recent class I took. I'm sorry if somebody else has asked this, but is this more of a soft deny or is there a chance I could interview considering interviews go on through February?
     
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    My app was placed on “further review” in early October (after updating with post-bacc grades) and have not heard anything since. I have not heard of many people being placed on that continued consideration list pre-interview, so I’m wondering the same.
     
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    I'm viewing it as a soft R (cries in corner)
     
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    Was this pre interview? Ive been checking mine and nada but expecting the hold soon.
     
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    Yes, it was pre-interview.
     
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  19. don't you dare

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    got the acceptance call today!
     
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    Congrats! Interview date?
     
  21. mercyandgrace

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    II invite this afternoon. Stats in bio. Interview dates were this upcoming Tuesday :nailbiting: (1/22), 1/31 and two dates for early February.
     
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  22. isAdoc

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    Got the call yesterday too!!! Interviewed on 12/6 :) most likely going to attend because I loved this school so so much!! Good luck to everyone interviewing soon or still waiting to hear back!!! :)
     
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  23. don't you dare

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    thanks! early december!
     
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    Same boat. Not saying it's impossible but it's unlikely. I also submitted an update on the portal, but doubt they will read it since they have so many apps.
     
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    How long does it take for portal statuses to change after interviews? Waiting for either a call or portal change and not sure if they just haven't looked at my stuff yet
     
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    Put on Contined Consideration this Friday :(

    This hurts but gotta keep the hope alive since some people do get in after being put on CC
     
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  27. Ltjkstudent

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    ugh hang in there... when did you interview?
     
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    Those of you that interviewed, what were your thoughts about the interview process at loyola
     
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    loved it. super laid back, very comfortable and personal. the student interview is really nice and just like a normal conversation
     
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    Thanks.. I interviewed Nov 27. What day did you interview?
     
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    It goes from the interview message to “thanks for your interest” message after your interviewers upload their critiques of you. Mine took something like 3 weeks to get uploaded lol. After that, give it about a month to get your decision!


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    anyone get good news today?
     
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    I interviewed 12/6. No portal change and no calls yet though soooo a little anxious...!
     
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    R they done interviewing


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    How do you know this? My portal page has been the same "we're reviewing your app by the committee" since July...
     
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    II on Friday! OOS, submitted 8/2. There are 3 interview dates that I had the option to select through feb 7th. Can confirm they are not done interviewing.
     
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    Does anyone have any recommendations on what to wear for a SoCal guy who’s never been in weather below 30F? Lol, I’m looking at the weather when I fly in and it says a high of 7F and low of 5F with wind chill and things I’ve never experienced, plz help thank you
     
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    You gotta bundle up my friend. You need a good coat, the longer the better, down insulated if possible. Check out your local thrift store if you don’t want to spend a lot haha. Beanie, gloves, scarf. Basically layer up.. DM me I’m from Cali too lol. Also good luck and I’m sorry you’re interviewing in this harsh weather lol, but trust me it will be okay, we’re indoors 99% of the time so we don’t really feel it.
     
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    PM'ing you
     
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    Thank you for all the tips, I appreciate it!
     
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    II today! in state, LizzyM ~69. I love this school and so am incredibly excited. II dates available were on Feb 5th and 7th.
     
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    Did they say what time the interview day would start and end?
     
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    It is literally from 8:30 AM to ~3:30 PM. Long day, but super fun and eventful.
     
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    Anyone have tips for the interview day?
     
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    Page 13 of this thread has some great responses! :)
     
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    Hopefully they make some calls today. The wait is DREADFUL:bigtears::nailbiting::confused:
     
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    Did you guys mail thank you notes or send by e-mail?
     
  49. don't you dare

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    email it to admissions, mentioned who you want them to forward your thank you notes and they will do that for you.
     
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    for current students/accepted students:
    - when do we hear back in regards to financial aid?
    - what is the average step score and match percentage?
     
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