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Loyola interview questions

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by SpeedRacer, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. SpeedRacer

    SpeedRacer Senior Member
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    Hey all

    Wow everyone is such a fan of Loyola. A few questions -

    Does everyone's interview start at 1130? Everyone shows up at different times? I'm confused. And how long does it take to get there from inner Chicago?? It's only like 12 miles but I've heard horror stories. I mean, how early should I leave??

    And, if I'm asked any questions regarding stem cells, abortion, etc. - is it best to answer with the thought in mind that it's a Jesuit institution? How am I supposed to answer those questions....I know that sounds stupid, but I don't want to disrespect the school's beliefs...and I want to get in dammit!

    What's the interview day like? How much would a taxi cost?

    Ok...that's it for now I think...thanks in advance...jeez I'm high maintenance
     
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  3. dopaminophile

    dopaminophile nerd extraordinaire
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    It might be a good idea to keep everything in the one, long loyola thread, but I'll give the interview question a go.

    My advice is to just be completely honest. Keep in mind that the admissions committee is trying to recruit a wide variety of students of all different cultural, religious, and political backgrounds. I'm not Catholic or Jesuit in the least bit and I vehemently disagree with some of the official policies of the church and hospitals, and I was completely honest about those things in my admissions interviews. Both interviews were completely positive experiences and I was accepted right off the bat. In fact I think the only time religion came up was when I asked my interviewer something about it. When you do interview, look around at our student body. There are people of every different background here. The point is, definitely think through the issues and formulate your own opinion. Were I an interviewer, nothing would frustrate me more than an interviewee trying to convince me they're a cookie cutter applicant.

    Good luck and enjoy your visit...

    -dope-

    PS... I don't want to give the impression that I think the Catholic and Jesuit influence on the school is a bad thing. In fact, completely the opposite is true. What makes this school great is the Jesuit approach to education and health care. I differ with the school on their stance toward abortion and stem cell research, but that won't affect my education and it certainly doesn't come close to outweighing the enormous benefit of being at Loyola.
     
  4. brats800

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    also, when i was interviewed, i was asked an ethical question (don't remember what) but once i answered it my interviewer said that he cared more about my thought process than my opinion (in a good way. they do care about us and what we think, but that wasn't the purpose of the interview question.) hope that helps some.
     

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