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Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health Sciences
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  • Year founded: 1912
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Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health Sciences (RFU/CMS)
Allopathic Medical School
North Chicago
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 224 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 7 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $52,365
  • Non - Resident Tuition $52,365
  • Application Fee $105
  • AVG MCAT 509
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 65.0

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Admissions Information

  • CMS Admissions Office
  • 3333 Green Bay Road
  • North Chicago 60064
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Chicago Medical School is proud to have educated physicians, scientists and researchers for more than 90 years. We are committed to continuing this tradition well into the future and, in doing so, plan to serve our primary mission of providing our students with a comprehensive medical education while preparing them for a career and life of excellence in medicine. Recognizing that our students will be responsible for the health of future generations, we are especially pleased that our School is located within a health sciences University which serves as a national leader in interprofessional education.

Curriculum

The Office for Medical Curriculum designs, schedules, and evaluates the CMS curriculum. Working with the Educational Affairs Committee of faculty and students, this office implements the CMS curriculum by scheduling classes, gathering student and faculty evaluations, and analyzing student performance against national standards. The Curriculum Office places major value on the coordination and integration of all the curricular elements.

Facilities

Accreditors who visit RFU consistently take note of our outstanding academic facilities. Our labs and classrooms don’t just look nice, they’re geared toward helping our students learn and ultimately be successful in their fields. Each space has been set up to support the variety of academic approaches our students encounter, from simulation-based learning and practice to problem-based, case-based, and collaboration-based projects. Our network of six simulation labs creates a Virtual Health System on campus, giving Interprofessional teams of students opportunities to practice over 10,000 simulations each year. Simulation labs improve the quality of care and reduce clinical error when our graduates enter their careers. The Gross Anatomy Laboratory provides a complete dissection experience. Each dissection station is equipped with a 23-inch high definition monitor and computer providing access to GALEN (Gross Anatomy Laboratory Electronic Network). The Centennial Learning Center, built in 2013 to mark the University’s 100-year heritage, was designed for Interprofessional, team-based learning opportunities. Hands-on labs at RFU include out-patient and in-patient, operating room and procedures, pathology, OB-GYN, and a pharmacy skills lab.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 157
Negatively 21
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.12 219

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.05 152

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"To give us an applicant portal so we can check our status" More from this Member | Report Response

"They're doing a great job, especially considering the huge volume of apps they have to go through. Everyone was great - from responding to emails pre-interview, to how smoothly interview day went, to just being welcoming and frank about everything throughout." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep building up the reputation of Rosalind Franklin! Doing a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the season end earlier and finish IIs earlier. While I'm honored to have been extended an interview and enjoyed that day thoroughly, I'm now sort of stuck, unsure whether I will need to apply again while the AMCAS/AACOMAS are already underway, and am unsure whether to start working on my backup plans should reapplying not work out. It's frustrating to have the next year+ of my life hanging in the balance much later than other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was unorganized, we spent so much time trying to get everyone interviewed and there was no food. Every other morning interview I have gone to has offered some snacks. And after three hours of waiting to finally be done with my interviews, I was shaking for food. Because it took so long to be done with the interviews, we got a shortened version of the tour and I had to stop eating before I was done. My second interviewer was plain nasty. She had be at the point of tears for no good reason except to berate me. I know for a fact I am not the only one she has done that too. I felt overall that the interviewers made their opinions too well known, which I think is inappropriate in an interview when concerning topics so polarizing. Other schools have provided avenues for dealing with inappropriate interviewers, but CMS made no mention of what to do in that case, so I kept quiet. I really liked the prospect of going to school close to home and close to Chicago, but frankly, the interview day completely changed my mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. It was an organized, and well-planned day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super warm, nice people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Better representation of surrounding community" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the staff did an excellent job at trying to put the interviewees at ease and displayed a tremendous amount of friendliness." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was coffee provided in the morning, but, as admitted by some of the admin staff, it wasn't very good. Since the interviews are first thing on the schedule (practically), perhaps some better joe is in order. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide us with a list of all the possible interviewers' names and titles up front, so we don't have to write them down, it would have been much easier." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day I went to interview, the individual who was supposed to talk about the University was sick." More from this Member | Report Response

"online application please" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Try and implement an electronic application system. It is difficult to keep up with everything via e" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have a proper discussion about financial aid." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI - signed confidentiality agreement" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI format (signed confidentiality agreement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI Questions just started this app cycle." More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer opportunities would you bring to this school? How would it help the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was research published?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question, such as if you know a patient has a terminal disease and their daughter begs you not to tell your patient because it will only upset them, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What (in your application) do you want me to ask you about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why RFU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A pharmacist refuses to give a patient her birth control for moral reasons. Is this ethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between an HMO and a PPO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Chicago? What is the difference between HMO and PPO? Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you manage your time during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever received a grade lower than a B- in your graduate school program? (I had not.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about healthcare in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the moral obligations of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you wana do med? research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interviewer & very conversational: included "tell me about yourself & various specific questions from there"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been the biggest influence in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? How do you know you won't experience burn out/become bored or unsatisfied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on how healthcare should be managed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient who is being administered palliative end of life care for whom all pain medications have been exhausted with relief no longer being found. This patient desires you assist in ending their life. How do you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all of your activities, what are you most proud of/what stands out to you? Everyone has something that makes them stand out, makes them unique, what about you? Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you are a physician and head of an administrative position at a rural hospital. The hospital is lacking funds and is sufficiently far to receive any support from other hospitals or urban locations. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview did not seem to have read my application. All the questions were very general...not tricky...even border line tricky. However, it thought it was incredibly unprofessional to not know anything about the applicant. She asked at one point, "Do you play a musical instrument?" No! Is there anything in my application that indicates that? It's hard to shine when the questions are so generic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide on a path in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Rosalind? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CMS? Why doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Illinois? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What did you do for research? If a person has a condition and declines a treatment that you know will help them, what would you do? Tell me about a time when you were critiqued about your work. Is there a person influential in your decision to go to med school? What's the difference between HMO and PPO? What was your favorite science and non-science course? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in your clinical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you distinct from the 1000's of other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's really odd, I had an M4 Student and a Professor and I didnt get asked any of the questions that were posted on other interviewers feed back. I had just a regular conversation with the first interviewer and the only thing really asked me to do is tell him something about me that that was not in my open file" More from this Member | Report Response

"With all the challenges in medicine today, why do you still want to enter the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think there's anything wrong with the medical system, and if so, what can be done to change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about cloning? (but he asked this in a very easy-going way; it was obvious that he just wanted to hear what my thoughts were)" More from this Member | Report Response

"which jazz musicians do you think have been most influential?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I but these questions together for the interview based on old feedback. Hope it can be useful to others. 1. What's a significant health care issue? 2. What are some issues patients have with physicians? -->busy 3. Why do you want to go to Rosalind? 4. Do you agree with the Obama Healthcare plan? 5. Questions about activities on my file like community service, volunteering that involved interactions with doctors 6. Tell me about your research. 7. Assuming human cloning was legal, who would you not clone? If you thought a patient wasn't taking their meds, would you trick them into taking it? If a patient didn't want a life saving procedure, would you force them to get it? 8. What are healthcare issues facing geriatric patients? 9. What do you think "interprofessional environment" means? 10. What do you do for fun? 11. Why medicine? 12. If a person has a condition and declines a treatment that you know will help them, what would you do? 13. Tell me about a time when you were critiqued about your work. 14. Is there a person influential in your decision to go to med school? 15. What's the difference between HMO and PPO? 16. What was your favorite science and non-science course? 17. What did you learn in your clinical experiences? 18. Where do you see the future of rural medicine heading? 19. Why do you want to go to medical school? 20. What was your most memorable clinical volunteer experience? 21. Tell him something about me that that was not in my open file. 22. How would you approach a situation in which your hospital, where you are on the administrative/planning board, was incapable of handling a large-scale medical situation which a different hospital, 100 miles away, was capable of handling? 23. What are your personal gifts and strengths and how can you direct that towards your profession as a physician? 24. As a physician, how would you balance your time so that you can be compassionate to patients and still being able to see 30+ patients a day? 25. How would you tell a patient that he has tumor but you can't operate on it? 26. Is there a person that is influential to your decision of going into medicine? 27. Do you plan on doing research while you're in medical school? 28. Tell me about your best friend. Then why do you think I asked you that? 29. What is the difference between a good doctor and a good researcher? 30. how would you run your own research lab? 31. how would you balance your life if you were a doctor? 32. If you were boss, what would you do to fix the current healthcare system? What do you think about Oregon's policy on euthanasia? What is metaphysics? 33. How do you know this is the profession for you? 34. A patient comes in with a mass on their abdomen. You want to perform an MRI or CT scan (which ever the appropriate test is). However, this patient has no insurance, cannot qualify for ACCESS, and certainly does not have enough to pay for a test like this. What do you do? 35. What is your opinion on socialized healthcare? What are the pros and cons? 36. What is the most difficult experience of your life? 37. What do you do to keep organized and to keep up with your studies? 38. What is going on in South Africa now? 39. How did you go about writing your essay? (the secondary application essay on A Life in Discovery) 40. How do you feel about the business side of medicine? 41. How can I convince you to come here? 42. How would I solve the healthcare crisis in America in relation to underserved and improvised communities? 43. How would you personally impact the medical profession? 44. Why do u want to come over over uic? 45. If you had to boil it down, what is ONE reason why you want to be a doctor? 46. ''If there was one question i could ask you that would allow you to impress me the most, what would that question be?'' and then i had to answer that question 47. Who's your role model? 48. Know about Universal health care - Apparently Massachusetts enacted universal healthcare to all residents earlier this year; whereas the rest of the U.S. does not practice universal healthcare 49. What do you think of genomics? 50. So tell me about the people who wrote your LORs? 51. I see from your application that you are a non-traditional student, taking time off after college to travel, work etc -- if you are so keen on pursuing medicine -- why did you take all this time off? How did you hope these experiences were going to make you a better physician? 52. What's your top choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is one of the biggest things affecting health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your understanding of the biopsychosocial approach to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Rosalind Franlkin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how would you balance your time so that you can be compassionate to patients and still being able to see 30+ patients a day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about HMOs? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a DAVM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a specific line I wrote in my secondary essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your resesarch. Do you want to do research while in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about this experience and how this relates to your goals of where you want to be in ten years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you can handle the long road to becoming a doctor because I see that neither of your parents even attended college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"talk about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Qs about my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"research Qs" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go about writing your essay? (the secondary application essay on A Life in Discovery)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me all about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problems in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

" Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two characteristics you possess that would make me want to accept you into this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any books lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your leadership/ volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about....(insert experience here)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you're majoring in art history, why aren't you going to become an artist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why RFUMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Rosalind Franklin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Rosalind Franklin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your thesis project." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you realized that during a major test that the person next to you is cheating in some form, what do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change majors as an undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe two qualitites about yourself that will help you in medical school or contribute to this medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about genetic testing of youth for diseases which have no cures? " More from this Member | Report Response

"No research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that would make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you find your current research position?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see medicine in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is oxytocin? (A specific question related to my research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see from your application that you are a non-traditional student, taking time off after college to travel, work etc -- if you are so keen on pursuing medicine -- why did you take all this time off? How did you hope these experiences were going to make you a better physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a patient resisting treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any brothers/sisters?" More from this Member | Report Response

"problem in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you decide to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medical shool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After post-Katrina, there were several policemen who found their families were in danger and needed immediate help. However, they have a duty to serve and protect the community. If you were in such a situation, what or whom would you put first, your duty or your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you come to want to be a Dr?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See the hypothetical above." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer only wanted to know who I was. He asked, "Tell me about yourself." "Tell me about college." "Tell me about high school." Standard. Easy. Relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"In terms of specialty, physical location, practice setting, and urban setting (urban/suburban/rural), where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about avian flu/viruses in general" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue academic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about patient privacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experiences and what you learned from them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think med school is like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why med" More from this Member | Report Response

"A case study: You Dx an infant with spinal meningitis. The child's condition is critical: you have two options for treatment, (1) the standard method, or (2) a novel, potentially more effective, method which you have just learned about at a recent medical conference. Explain your reasoning." More from this Member | Report Response

"just about my background" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to me about your medical research you did this past summer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever done poorly in a class (grade of D or F) or withdrawn from a class? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"view on Stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician? Why do you want to go to Finch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"leadership role" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take a year between graduation and applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Finch." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I change the health reform in Puerto Rico?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three famous people you admire. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you want to tell me that is not on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about gay marriage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical dilemmas do you think exist in medicine today, and how would you attempt to solve them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are looking for your knowledge of current issues in health care. Also expect that they will challenge your opion, so be prepared to defend your ideas. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your MCAT score." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the war in Iraq?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions regarding my activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your recommender talking about when he writes about the XXXgene PCR amplification? do you understand what that is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why low verbal score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why md/phd" More from this Member | Report Response

"motivations- why med, what clinical experience, what reseach and what do findings mean" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you switch paths from what you studied in undergrad to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would be able to live apart from my fiance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where and in what type of area do you plan to do your residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of ethical dillemma questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I didn't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you think you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your friend asked you to take illegally borrow some frozen embryos?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i were to take a walk with two of your friends, without you anywhere close, what would they say were your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in med? What field of med are you considering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to respond to ethical dilemmas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"they give you an evaluation sheet with the type of questions they're going to ask you, so don't worry too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if I failed to get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me everything you know about shortcomings in the current healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about health care, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you a suitable candidate for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My opinion on the war." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study medicine and become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just basic questions from my amcas and the one about having a dinner party... what was that? Very easy going questions... no ethical, no socialization questions at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting experience you've ever had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time you were critiqued and tell us what happened (how you handled it)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my AMCAS. I was asked about virtually every extra curricular experience I listed in my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above(most interesting and difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you couldn't do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will I return to CA after med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI format (signed confidentiality agreement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI Questions - Will you report a domestic abuse case if the wife and spouse are both of your patients? What if the wife doesn't want you to report it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss patients who are conflicted to take evidence-based medication vs. medicine from their hometown (Puerto-Rico) which is recommended." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does beneficent mean" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient with Alzheimer's disease, and their family has been caring for them. The family comes to you exhausted and stressed by caring for this person, and asks what they should do. What do you tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a difficulty a physician faced during your clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books are you reading now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are on a student honors committee that handles academic dishonesty. A student was caught beyond reasonable doubt cheating on the anatomy final using an iPhone. Which of the following would you suggest to be a proper punishment and why: A) Allow student to retake the final B) Allow student to retake the course C) Allow student to repeat the year D) Expel the student" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of the current economic climate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever heard of this riddle....________? (I was the only one that had, but then was called out for knowing the answer beforehand. Doesn't really matter if you have or haven't)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there is a community physician and there is no MD within 100 miles, and a patient comes to them asking for birth control, what is their moral obligation to provide one, if they do not want to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are the muslims messing up iran (im from iran)? What is the president doing such shady stuff... (How was i suppose to answer???)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have any international experiences you have had shaped your world-view of medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance the desires of the families vs the patient's desires, if they differ in therapeutic paths to be taken? At the same time, how do you balance what's realistic and in the best interest of the patient with new technologies/methodologies whose efficacies are not scientifically fully proven yet, without giving them "false hopes"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point do you (as a physician) stop devoting time and resources to a terminal patient? What if while you were spending more time with an elderly, terminal patient, you spend less time with a sick child, miss a diagnosis, and the child suffers/dies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel advancements in gene therapy will affect the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like working in an Alzheimer's ward?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew a patient had depression and could be suicidal, would you tell them they had cancer or lie to them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a significant health care issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are healthcare issues facing geriatric patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the crisis in Israel? (i lived in Israel for a summer so the question wasn't totally random)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, pretty standard interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me a riddle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Healthcare policies." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite History Channel documentary?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting. They were both pretty conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the patient-physician relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you think of a scientific study that reported that coffee caused a pre-disposition to lung cancer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who should never ever be cloned?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who's your favoriate piano composer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just some questions in reference to my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"A series of ethical questions about a family genetically predisposed to breast cancer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan on doing research while you're in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend. Then why do you think I asked you that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a good science-related joke to tell to my physiology class." More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes in with a mass on their abdomen. You want to perform an MRI or CT scan (which ever the appropriate test is). However, this patient has no insurance, cannot qualify for ACCESS, and certainly does not have enough to pay for a test like this. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why international medicine as an interest? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three ways an interview can go? (This was interesting because the interview was looking for a specific answer. I answered the question and he said, ''Well, I guess you could look at it that way'' and then he told me what he was looking for...an answer that didn't even come close to answering the question.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what do you want me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you volunteered at ''xx''?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel there is racism toward hispanics in the United States as far a medical care is concerned?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty easy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do u do (sth in my research)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's been in the news recently that some parents with certain conditions (e.g. dwarfism, deafness), are going to fertility clinics for assistance in assuring that their children have the same condition. A physician in France refused to carry-out such parents' wishes, recently. How do you feel about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me all about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a math riddle. He prefaced the question by asking if you had heard it before so I won't bother repeating it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my middle name." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a person with cancer, who will die in about 3 months without chemo but would live 6 with it, declined the treatment but the family very much wanted the patient to go through with it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How can I convince you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

" How many years are the different residencies? (surgery, ob/gyn, pediatrics, internal med etc). " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a man is terminally ill with cancer and has little hope for survival, would you try to convince him to go through costly chemotherapy and possibly leave his family ''penniless and fatherless''" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I will personally impact the medical profession." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn non-academically from the research you did in the Bahamas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do u want to come over over uic? truth be told, i dont!! but i made up some bs" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let me (the interviewer) tell you about medicine and the educational process - this was the nice faculty interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you realize our school was not right in Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteering experience outside the US." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, I somehow missed all the ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting. pretty general interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"''if there was one question i could ask you that would allow you to impress me the most, what would that question be?'' and then i had to answer that question" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who's your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see your impact in medicine being?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some positives of the U.S. healthcare system, in your opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient who was dying and wished not to have extreme measures taken to save his life, but his family wanted him to live, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 13 months in the year, what would you do with the extra month? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about cloning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer asked questions regarding things from my application which was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about religion and medicine? really weird question I thought. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you stay aware of what's happening in the world? We got into a great discussion about books, politics, etc. It was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some ethical issues in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Over the course of the past 30 years, there has been a great increase in the knowledge and use of molecular biology. (Human genome has finished being mapped recently.) What are the implications of this knowledge on your daily work as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Young infant with a severe case of meningitis -- parents very emotional, want to save the baby -- the standard treatment protocol does not provide good results however a recent intervention has made good inroads in its treatment. The chief of staff is against the new treatment because it is not the hospital protocol. Time is running out. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of dancing do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"question on drugs and young people" More from this Member | Report Response

" What ethical dilemmas have I faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothin really.. all pretty standard... but i guess it would be same as most difficult question i was asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"a hypothetical question about an urgent care scenario (I won't give it away). also some riddles." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were quite a few oddball questions, some bordering on inappropriate. I was asked if I was estranged from my father (my parents are divorced), whether I was a jock, whether I enjoyed working with my hands and had good dexterity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most interesting life event you have had so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The riddle, although I already knew the answer, so I admitted I knew the answer...he was impressed with my honesty and said some students have just sat there and pretended to not know and then said the answer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too original here" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the physician – Dr. relationship should be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a hypothetical about a four-year-old who was pretty developmentally disabled due to injuries at birth. Parents brought the child in with pneumonia and asked for me as a pediatrician to not treat the child aggressively. The question was, What do I do as the doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to "talk about high school." I didn't expect to ever discuss anything that happened to me before college, but this was a plus for me since my high school record is fairly strong with regards to activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about politics now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical q's about euthanasia. personal q's, LOTS of Questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are your analytical skills? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Which sbject in college was your favorite?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are on a rural town council and the council has just determined that your town does not have enough money to build a much needed public hospital and the closest hospital is 60 miles away, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are the surgeon general of your home state, and you have a fixed budget (it cannot increase or decrease). You need to increase spending to pediatric and pre-natal care, where do you cut to support that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if the avnian flu epidemic started in the USA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about patient confidentiality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation that arose during one of your travels." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the future of genetic testing in 25 years and how will that impact how medicine will be practiced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about requiring newborn infants to be tested for genetic disorders that are untreatable? " More from this Member | Report Response

"An interesting riddle. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question concerning tests that are run on newborn babies that can account for genetic disorders that would have no treatment or cure currently- are the ones not required by law good to run or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Dilemmas re: genetic engineering" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical scenario involving four year old in vegatative state and parents asking to not treat illness agressively." More from this Member | Report Response

"An interesting riddle!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Decribe a situation in which someone did not agree with you about something and how did you deal with it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"see next question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various riddles that were used to test problem solving abilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a riddle and asked to solve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a mother has breast cancer and is found to have brca1 and brca2 genes and wants her 18 year old daughter tested for it, but daughter does not want to know, how do you advise. Then, during daughter's regular physical exam and blood workup, family friend working in lab decides to go ahead with gene test, finds positive, tells you as doctor, what do you do now." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you know who Jack Kervorkian is, right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of the Spanish government pulling its military forces out of Iraq as a result of the bombing of its train stations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The standard questions, but it was conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of instrument do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would deal with the following situation: a 4 y/o patient with severe cerebral palsy was brought in with pneumonia unresponsive to antibiotics and the parents asked me not to treat their child aggressively." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a Mexican migrant worker who devoloped cancer and only had one month to live, but his family didn't want you to tell him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was suprised that my second interviewer grilled me with these set of questions! I guess he was testing my knowledge (of my major (Physiology) and my problem solving ability. good thing i knew the answers!... so what's the kreb cycle for? how many carbons are at the start and end of glycolysis? even though fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are different, how are they related? what are essential amino acids and how many are there? so, what's the major physiologic cause of diabetes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were aimed at getting to know me, and it was nice to be asked diverse questions such as my literature background and the books that I have read recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"u have a kid with cerebral palsy, he cant see, talk or hear,,,, his has pneumonia and the parents dont want you to use any sort of invasive technique (i.e. respiratory support), what do you do? (he kept pushing the question, basically the kid is a brain stem, and without the respiratory support the kid would die which is what the parents want) " More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked if I was nervous about Spanish being the language used in lectures." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does medicine mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose either a specific ethical, general ethical, or current events topic which I will provide and discuss. (Really not that intimidating because I love talking my head off about stuff like this. I chose current events and we ended up talking about gay marriage.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was really not one question that stood out. They were mostly questions you would naturally prepare yourself for, for example: Why do want to study medicine,what do you do in your free time,etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your most interesting experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought of Bush and Kerry." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a man comes to you who's father has Huntingtons Disease, a dominant genetic disorder, how do you advise him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With one interviewer, we got into a very serious discussion about the impact of the human genome project on the future of medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences in athletics" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about same sex marriage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you so interested in infectious diseases?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you went on a hike for 8 hours and were really hungry and ended up at a restaurant where the menu was in a foreign language and all the waiters spoke a foreign language, how would you order anything to eat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you travel to a country and sit in a restrant, but you do not understand at all the langauge of the country, how do you order your food? (I have been in many countries.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"did you ever stay in a hostel converted from a castle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you choose these people to write your LOR's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do u wnat md/phd" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots about extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"a few ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew about the Mother of all bombs (MOAB) tested in Florida. It was going to be used for the war in Iraq." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been arrested?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of movies do you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the origin of your name." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your past athletic experiences influence your desire to go into orthopedics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a colleague did [insert something unethical here]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anything else you'd like to share with me regarding your sanity? your criminal record? I had a very sarcastic interviewer and he was questioning my sanity because I run marathons. and he was just kidding (no, i do not have a criminal record!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets talk about the Israeli health care system." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question about a CP patient with pneumonia." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the most important problems that healthcare faces today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will my band play for the public in the near future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real interesting q's, just the usual..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was Burgos the ancient capital of Spain?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes me confident that I will succeed in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you make sushi?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very creative" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about health care, what would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I asked two of your best friends what was your greatest strength and weakness, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet w/ 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be & why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked which three people I would want to invite to a dinner party. I was prepared for this as I had read all of the surveys on this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Different scenario questions, for example: What issues would I consider when deciding whether to go with a high benefit/high risk procedure vs mediocre benefit/low risk procedure. Also, I was asked to explain what I perceived to be going on in Iraq and my views as to how President Bush was handling it (this was the day before the war began)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite three people from three different time periods to your house for dinner, who would you ask? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see any cultural differences between Chicago/US and Canada (where I'm from)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time you were critiqued. Tell us about it and what happened." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could have a dinner party and invite any 3 people, who would I invite and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were in a foreign land and hadnt eaten in two days, didnt speak the language, and walked into a restraunt how would you order food." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite 3 people to a party from various periods in time, who would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was with a pathologist and he did not ask me any questions that were interesting at all. My student interviewer asked me some basic questions like "Why do you want to go into medicine?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I got accepted at a school in mainland USA would I still attend their school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real interesting questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you give a liver transplant to a young boy or an alcholic criminal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty basic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

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"Location was great, excellent academic support (good prep for USMLE), and very strong match list." | Report Response

"The environment is very welcoming, students work together to help each other. The free clinic is also right across campus and is a very rewarding place to volunteer at." | Report Response

"Community atmosphere (literally no gunners); ample research opportunity; situated in a quiet area but close enough to two great cities (Chicago and Milwaukee); no school hospital system means a wide variety of rotations all around Chicagoland (you get to see a wide spectrum of patients); fantastic professors" | Report Response

"Exams every 3 weeks for the first two years means you get a weekend off." | Report Response

"Nice places to walk outside in the spring" | Report Response

"curriculum" | Report Response

"Much of the faculty, if not very helpful,is at least very nice. We have a lot of opportunities to experience different practice environments." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Clinical rotations are not at a single hospital." | Report Response

"The rotations are far away from campus, which means we have to move before our 3rd year." | Report Response

"not a ton to do around the school going out wise; drive into Chicago when visiting can get annoying; you need a car" | Report Response

"No money. Seriously. This school has no money." | Report Response

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"location" | Report Response

"Hate the grading scheme. Hate that we go through the end of May for M2 year - takes away valuable board prep time." | Report Response

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"So far my experience at this school has been great, I think the community of the medical school is amazing. They put a lot of effort in making sure we have a good social group and don't feel too isolated." | Report Response

"People are relaxed here. We're pass/fail starting for c/o 2017." | Report Response

"Run away now cause once your in, your stuck." | Report Response

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