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Rush University Rush Medical College
Rush University Rush Medical College
  • Year founded: 1837
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 131
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Rush University Rush Medical College (RMC)
Allopathic Medical School
Chicago
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 159 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 6 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $49,784
  • Non - Resident Tuition $49,784
  • Application Fee $40
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 67.5

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Armour Academic Center
  • 600 S. Paulina St., Ste. 524-H
  • Chicago 60612
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Rush Medical College students come from a wide variety of educational and social backgrounds. The committee on admissions considers both the academic and non-academic qualifications of applicants in making its decisions. Each applicant's academic achievement is assessed in light of such factors as the degree of difficulty of the program, the need to be employed while in school, the applicant's social and cultural background and other factors that may influence an applicant's academic record. Non-academic factors include the applicant's maturity, personal integrity, motivation, interests and other achievements. The committee places strong emphasis on the applicant's humanistic concerns, unique experiences, demonstrated motivation for a career in medicine and evidence of personal characteristics that promote the practice of modern and compassionate medicine.

Curriculum

The curriculum encourages pursuit of individual interests by emphasizing a solid foundation in the basic sciences and clinical medicine through a core of required preclinical and clinical courses and by offering a wide range of elective opportunities in our own Medical Center hospital and in the network of affiliated and associated hospitals. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to develop habits of self-education and enthusiasm for the lifelong study of medicine. The generalist curriculum, which is taught across the first and second years, has three components, which complement the basic science curriculum: Preceptorship experience, a Physical Diagnosis course and an Interviewing and Communication course. preceptorship experience is designed to provide students with an opportunity to observe and interact with primary care physicians and their patients in an outpatient office setting. The curriculum of the third and fourth years provides students with training in clinical skills, diagnosis and patient management in a variety of patient care settings. The third year includes required core clerkships in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology and surgery. In the fourth year, students complete a four-week subinternship in family medicine, pediatrics, surgery or internal medicine, which gives students a chance to function at an advanced level similar to an intern, with close supervision by the faculty. A total of 18 weeks of elective study in areas of special interest to the student is also required.

Facilities

Students at Rush experience the advantage of training in a variety of clinical settings, including the urban academic medical center plus community hospitals located in the inner city as well as in suburban and rural areas of Illinois. Rush University Medical Center is the hub of a network of 10 affiliated and associated hospitals in a system which seeks to deliver total health care to 1.5 million people representative of all strata of society. Site coordinators and staff physicians at all teaching hospitals are members of the faculty of Rush Medical College.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 133
Negatively 12
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.14 152

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 112

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"A little more continuity in interviewers would be nice. My interviewer was critically analyzing my application and made several negative comments. I heard from others that their interviewer didn't really ask them any questions just sat and talked with them. I really enjoyed that such an effort was made to match interviewers with candidates that had something in common. That was a welcome and nice touch." More from this Member | Report Response

"None! Very well organized, very clear on where we were going or what we were doing. Staff was extremely helpful and nice, and the day passed by very quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, they're great" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Update your website with relevant information. It is hard to find information on the current website about programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have Sharon Gates speak more! She is absolutely fantastic, I loved hearing her discuss all the incredible things Rush students are doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Shorten the interview day - by the last few hours it was like...Okay the school is great, I appreciate your philosophy, but I get it already. Otherwise, it was very good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic admissions office. Answered a ton of my questions, great interview process, and good food." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep Jill Volk! She's amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make someone available for phone calls." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, Jill Volk, the director of recruitment was so friendly and helpful. She was smiling and was very interested in us." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, well done overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really really loved the staff at Rush! Super friendly, Jill from admissions was amazing and made e" More from this Member | Report Response

"Update application website" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no number to call them, only an e-mail. Kind of difficult to deal with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some interviewers are harder than others. Try to standardize the process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow students to call the office with questions. It's very annoying to not be able to directly cont" More from this Member | Report Response

"allow applicants to call with questions. Or, actually respond to emails in a timely manner. The curr" More from this Member | Report Response

"great enthusiasm and attentive staff. made us all feel special. very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they have been great." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could do your education over again what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time you were challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see here [this] is why you got into medicine. Could you talk a little more about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most important experience and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What first led you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time you had to interact with with people very different from yourself/ generic diversity question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your Research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest challenge you've ever overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics Question: Smoking Cessation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethics topic do you want to talk about" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was asked to discuss certain personal aspects of my secondary application. Know your secondary well, they really do read it before they come in to interview you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I need to know about you that's not in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you experienced diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview was much more intense, asked me everything in my primary, secondary applications, and ethical questions (open file). The second interviewer had a blank sheet of paper and asked me how I wanted him to fill it up and how I wanted him to remember me (closed file). We talked a lot about my job and goals in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say your friends would say is your greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose medicine? Why Rush?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot about activities, my life story, research experience (one was a PhD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an older/nontrad applicant, how will you feel when you're still not making money at 30+ and your friends are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it that you would haven't been able to say that you would like to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend Rush?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Rush? Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out another student was cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (got to love this one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to help a patient either quit smoking or lose weight which would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why study medicine at Rush?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Rush? What will keep you interested in medicine 20 years from now? How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many specifics about my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"why I did poorly on a section of MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change something on your application what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and not some other arena of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your experiences as an undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"(One of my interviewers was REALLY tough and asked me non-stop questions directly off of my primary/secondary applications. As I was answering, the interviewer was looking at my application for the next question. And I seemed to be interrupted at the end of each of my answers by the next question being asked. Just beware that you might get lots of very specific questions directly off the apps.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine rather than another health care career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research in Italy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change from engineering to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself, why do u want to be a doc? y Rush? (by both)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? And what specialty if you had to choose now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most significant problem facing doctors in medicine today? (as stated above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why you chose to participate in some of the extra-curricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Open file: Tell me about your research. Closed file: What was your favorite class (non-science)? Favorite overall (including science)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Name an obstacle you have encountered on your journey to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty you want to go in? what difficulty you faced when coming here, did you face problems after Sept 11th closed file interview" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Also: Why would you be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview #1: 1) What is your biggest fear? 2) If you were stuck between a train and a wall, and you were going to die as soon as they moved the train, AND you could only have one person brought to you before you died, who would you choose? 3) What is the biggest problem in healthcare today? 4) What is the most dangerous/reckless thing you have ever done? 5) Asked a lot of questions about my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were treating an elderly patient who did not want to take a flue shot? After my answer, the interviewer pulled out a graph and asked me consider the data and respond." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can you think of a situation in which you felt you were unfairly judged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Done any community service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A bunch of hypothetical questions regarding how I would handle situations as a doctor. For example: If you were a doctor and a child had diabetes and the parents were not changing the child's diet to accomodate the diabetes how would get the parents to change the diet? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the career change (I'm a non-traditional student)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about your college experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why Rush, why medicine, What do your parents think about your endeavors?, Research experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your alternative plans if you dont' get in to med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"besides feeling disappointed, humbled, reflective, and motivated, how else did you feel when you did not get accepted to any med school two years ago? (see what i mean?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List 3 important issues in health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would someone who doesn't like you say their reason for disliking you was?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some problems you will face being a physician (besides health care)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do I think that I didn't get in last year? Why else ((after I answered)? What do I think that I have done since then that has been positive? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you like your research so much, why don't you just do that? Why do you want to be a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we take you over the other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe my travels, experiences. Basically conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"you have fifty hearts and one hundred patients: decide who gets the hearts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Starting from 11th grade, tell me all of your volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the major issues facing medicine ?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Questions about my application weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do you know you can handle the stress of being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your file does not show much "maturation" how do you explain that? (I did not do many shadowing or community activities in college)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of honesty? Do you think physicians should always be honest with their patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I applied early decision so he asked me Why Rush?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult class that you took? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You discussed having several interests outside of medicine -How do you think this will affect you while you are in medical school? What strategies do you have in dealing with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"What was your favorite class? least favorite?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do u wanna become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My open file interview was interesting in that I was asked about everything I did relating to medicine, work experience, and extracurricular even thought she had everything right there and looked through the file as we spoke" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about 9/11 and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a physician? What area do you think you will pursue? Do you want to be more clinical or research oriented?(open interview) " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All questions were relatively normal or were conversationally contextual." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hobbies, what makes you different from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Pretty standard questions. Nothing "out there"." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss (very thoroughly) your research projects" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain an emotional situation you have been in." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient who believes in holistic medicine argues that vaccination is bad for you. How do you convince them otherwise?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first know you wanted to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about an employer requiring genetic testing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a pediatrician, we discussed childhood obesity" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the interviewer, what would you look for in the applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the fact that you did music make you a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked my thoughts about pass/fail grading" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions about genetic testing" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly interesting, but the conversation we had prior to the interview was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is, or is there a difference, between learning, understanding and knowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I had two ethical questions. One was about a patient and one was about a colleague." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does a medical school have to have for you to be happy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think I'm crazy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I visited Israel so my interviewer asked me my opinion of the conflict in the Middle East." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none stood out" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers asked me about my family background, and how I was able to pay for college. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a scenario and had to say how I would counsel my patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"You get one open-file and one closed-file interview. The open-file interviewer, however, didn't seem to have read my materials very closely as I was asked questions that I had directly answered in my AMCAS application. The best question solicited my thoughts about pharmaceutical companies marketing strategies (my uncle was a pharm rep when he was younger so this was interesting to consider)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your prior experience in the pharmaceutical company, what is your opinion of pharma companies' development, marketing, and distribution of drugs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''What is your opinion on the increasing percentage of female medical students and the effects this will have on residency programs?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about genetic screening? (are you against or in favor of it and why?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to St. Petersberg, Russia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethically, if you were pricked with a needle during a surgical procedure, do you feel you're obligated to tell the patient before you run blood tests on them, or can you just do the test since you have access to their blood right there on the surgery table?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you like to cook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a perfectly healthy elderly person came to you asking about a flu shot, but did not think them having one was necessary, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that a doctor can still be selfless in a field that has become increasingly commercialized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are thinking about changing the rules for getting organ transplants from first-come first-served to an age cap, what do you think about this? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What video games do you like to play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you put yourself through 4 years of relentless gruelling work when you could just as well stay in your current career path and earn just as much? (I'm a non-trad applicant)." More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked my about my girlfriend and what she wants to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was you favorite class in undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were faced with this situation: You have great plans for the night with family...(something great)...and you get a call from ''little tommy's'' mother. She is in hysterics and says he has a fever, you know that ''little jonny'' is fine, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a single question by my interviewers: ''What should I tell the admissions committee so that I can make a strong argument for you to come to this school?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think make a good professor or educator? " More from this Member | Report Response

"A person comes to see you who is suffering from coughing, nausea, stomach pains, diahhrea, and is overweight. What would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How to manage AIDS in todays world" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the weakest part of your application? What would you change about your application if you could?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the biggest ethical deliemmas facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who were you in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would i change about the healthcare system? (not really interesting, but in my opinion, none of the questions were too interesting to me) who do you think is going to win the big 10 basketball title? (seriously)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult ethical dilemma that you see facing physicians in the US today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would handle 80 hour work weeks and night on-call shifts when you are 40 years old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think doctors know how to talk to/communicate patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the best guitarist you have ever seen live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"there were no interesting question...just typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation when someone misjudged you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What were you like in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a fellow student cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question was about my volunteer experience and how it influenced my decision to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are working as a physician, and a 200lb, 5'1" female patient comes to you complaining of pain in the ankles, lower back & breasts, shortness of breath, difficulty climbing stairs, high blood pressure, etc. She tells you that she used to smoke 3 packs/day, but is now down to 1 pack/day. She then says, "Doctor, I know what youre going to tell me...youre going to say that I need to quit smoking, and lose weight. Well, others have tried to get me to do those things, and I just cant. But if you tell me to do just one of those things, then I'll do it." Which one do you pick, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me questions regarding my extra-cirrular activities and both interviewers were trying to get a sense of who I was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an instance when you have had difficulty working with a group and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the biggest problem you faced when you came here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unlike most of the other applicants, i was NOT asked an ethics question or "how does one get cancer?" Instead, the interviewer wanted to know why becoming a doctor is important to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"When I asked my interviewer about his research, he asked me to come over to his computer and browse his pubmed publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could be any animal what would I be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a recent book you finished. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary. Topics didn't go beyond my college activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of a situation in which you felt you were unfairly judged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To analyze a graph showing the percentage of elderly people getting flu vaccinations varying with the number of deaths due to the flu." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a photographic memory?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you were sick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you're treating a patient who won't stop smoking. eventually, the patient dies from lung cancer. what would you have done differently to save this patient's life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think philosophy, music, and medicine relate to one another?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List the three most important issues in health care today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked some interesting questions about how I was planning to incorporate my interst in medical journalism into my career as a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve health care problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I think of the current trend in herbal supplements and their lack of regulation by the FDA." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I think of HMO's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think we push older adults aside in our culture? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Has anyone in your family ever needed medical attention?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my travels and experiences, very straight forward things." More from this Member | Report Response

"What could you have done differently that would make you a better physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you coped with a difficult academic incident and how do you think this has prepared you for the study of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"10 hearts on a wall and 100 patients enter your clinic that need a heart transplant. How do you decide who gets a heart?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the causes of Cancer ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew how to play cricket" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the reason behind my weakness of being somewhat of a procastinator (after I confessed this fact)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had an obese patient with hypertension that didn't think her weight was a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would people who know you, and don't like you, say why they don't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any contraversies in medicine? explain" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is string theory? " More from this Member | Report Response

"A role play that the interviewer and I had about a cheating student/friend, and would I turn them in." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a Jehovah's Witness (sp.) who is religiously opposed to blood transfusions gravely needed one, how would you handle the situation? How would you treat it differently if it were a child?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important issue in world politics today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about the current situation in Israel and do I see a possible way to resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you write the type of essay that you did? I had written an essay that was in the form of an interview bewtween myself and an ESPN sports anchor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do youl ike being in a sorority?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think healthcare will be in 10 years, and how do you see yourself fit into the equation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is possible for the U.S. to have nationalized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A difficult situation I had encountered in the past year and how I handled it...and if I was happy with the outcome.(closed file interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think you would rank among the students if you came here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a lot of service experiences, why do you participate in such activities? What's in it for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of books do you enjoy reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who's your favorite Jazz musician? (I told the interviewer I listened to Jazz to relieve stress)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you will fit well into the Medical profession" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is Sir Fleming? (think penicillian)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your wife or child comes down with a terminal illness. Asa physician, how do you cope and still provide quality care for your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if the family of a fragile, terminal, and comatose patient insists that extreme measures be taken to prolong life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain Question One of my secondary--the difficult situation in the past 3-5years. It was interesting, b/c my interviewer was actually interested in my answer and wanted backgroud info on it. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There was no particular question that stood out. One of the interviews was open and one was closed. Rush had a faculty member (open interview) and resident(closed interview)meet with me. They were both absolutely wonderful (bright, fun, interesting etc.) The interviewers themselves were very interesting and engaging. " More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 6

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 6

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

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4.00 6

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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7.00 6

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"Early clinical exposure, seeing patients in first month of med school through volunteering and preceptor" | Report Response

"Broad exposure to pathology- rotations through urban academic center, cook county hospital (huge inner city safety net hospital- clinical experience here is unbeatable)- plus opportunities to work in inner city health clinics and suburban ambulatory primary care" | Report Response

"clinical curriculum is excellent as Rush is a top hospital in the country. Definitely a hidden gem as it does not have the name recognition of other places because it is a small school with no undergrad or large grad programs. Also very down to earth classmates who are engaged and like to learn, but also have a good time. Not a class full of pointdexters." | Report Response

"I love the the faculty, the students, and the location. The faculty will bend backwards to help you. They are extremely accessible and really want to make sure you are learning. The same can be said for the students. There is no feeling of competitiveness - everyone wants to see everyone else succeed and is very down to earth. Chicago is also an incredible city and they are building a whole new hospital!" | Report Response

"close-knit community" | Report Response

"The people" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Administrative disorganization" | Report Response

"No association with undergrad- so not as much infrastructure" | Report Response

"preclinical classes, but they have changed curriculum" | Report Response

"Technology is a little behind, but they are working on it." | Report Response

"more food choices" | Report Response

"the technology" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Residency programs loved the Rush grads they had during my interviews which was a huge positive" | Report Response

"Rush selects for interesting people with a variety of cool backgrounds and thus tends to have lower MCAT/GPAs, but the class is made up of awesome people with diverse interests. Clinical training is excellent- you graduate feeling prepared." | Report Response

"excellent" | Report Response

"it's really good. the profs do all that they can to help you pass and understand the info. they give you complete syllabi for everything you need to know, which makes studying much easier!" | Report Response

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