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  • Rush University Rush Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Individual Feedback 5 160 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 134
Negatively 12
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.13 153

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 113

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.78 108

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 41
35 minutes 11
40 minutes 22
45 minutes 26
50 minutes 19
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 35

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 155
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 153
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 115
Closed file 9

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.94 154

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

"Tell us about a time you had to take a shortcut and were comfortable with it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What might someone who doesn't like you say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on medicine today in comparison to how you felt before (relevant to personal statement)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take more than 4 years to graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about Rush?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question-on genetic testing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had to handle conflict and in what way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you refuse treatment to a patient who refused to be vaccinated?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you feel is the biggest issue in healthcare currently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from playing your sport?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any updates to your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Elaborate on certain experiences from application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research and its implications" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have that will make you a good doctor, besides verbal what are other types of communication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a non-trad, we discussed how being older, and having done an SMP previously makes me different from other applicants. Also asked about diversity and how I've encountered that in my past experiences. And we discussed what my support network (family, friends) think about my decision to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your science GPA has dropped as you have gone through college, why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your current activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"no questions - just a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did you figure out you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An elderly person refuses to get a flu shot, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (I was asked to be pretty specific)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up wanting to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an alcoholic patient who continued to abuse alcohol would you continue treating that patient despite him/her taxing hospital resources?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest part of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you pay for college? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Elaborate on past medical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you considering today? What makes you interested in that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any specific extra-curricular activities you would like me to highlight at your file review before the committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you chose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the president, what issues would you address the nation on and what would you do to improve them? (He was looking for health care)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How were your grades in this course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe some of your leisure activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will make you a strong addition to the incoming class? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Rush and not any other Chicago university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major? (I am a language major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your youth group leadership experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your leadership style and experiences. Describe some clinical experiences and what you learned from them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an experience that led you to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What would you bring to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What classes did you like the most as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(The purpose of the 2nd interview is recruitment. The person will be getting to know you with the intention of making sure you understand all the benefits of going to Rush. Not a lot of questions asked to me in the 2nd interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about Rush makes you think this is the right medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will be able to handle an 80 hour work week and on-call night shifts at 40 years old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last concert you attended?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They wanted to know more about my research. How did u study for the MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your friends like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, how do you like living in Arizona? How's the food? (weird... I come from Arizona so I guess it's a free for all question... but that was all we talked about was food!)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What kind of a medical practice do you think you want to have...what specialty, what kind of a setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Open file: My interviewer wanted me to ask him questions about the school, so be prepared with a bunch. Closed file: What ethical issues do you think physicians most currently face?" 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

"Tell me about yourself? both closed file and open file, but my open file interviewer did not let me proceed than my second sentence and started talking about someone he knew in the place I came from" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you are not accepted this year? Why this school? Why medicine? (asked during both interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why did I choose to do my undergrad where I did? What do I know and like about Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Family background, school background, interests in medicine, why end up here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class are you really looking forward to/really dreading in medical school and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you inform a Chicago White Sox player that he would never be able to play at the same level again." More from this Member | Report Response

"A bunch of what is wrong with healthcare today and role of physicians in debates over euthanasia or abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What happens if you don't get in? What's your backup?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Experience with minorities, problems with medicine, any doubts about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what have you done since you graduated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"besides retaking the mcat, gaining more med-related experience, conducting your research, continuing your volunteer work, what else did you do the past 2 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What if you made a mistake on a patient, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Be prepared to answer this question at least 3 times throughout the day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Rush." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who's to blame for the current state of healthcare in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I learn from working at the hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With 50 livers and 100 people that need transplants, how do you decide who gets the organs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you see in medicine today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem facing healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your mark lower in this area? Explain what happened. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? this was asked three different times in my closed file interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans for the summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have one heart for transplant and a lot of patients who need this heart, how would you choose who gets the heart ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience that changed your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Open File: What makes you angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'd go into research? What specialty do you think you'll choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss contraversies in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Name a controversy in medicine and how you would fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"what type of medicine do you see youself doing? why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the mcat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem with health care and what do you suggest should be done to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergradute institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? Why did you pick the major that you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"On our way out of my first interview, my interviewer cleverly pointed at a flyer about a speaker who was coming in to discuss national health insurance and said, "this may not be of any interest to you, but..." and waited to see if I had an opinion on the issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you here since you have already been accepted elsewhere?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What elective courses are you taking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you switch majors? (I was originally pre-vet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest ethical concern facing the medical field today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your role in your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My closed file interview asked why I wanted to be a physician, what things prepared me for my career choice, and about extracurricular activites" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your role in your research lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a situation in which you were misjudged." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with adversity in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is Rush your top choice and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your most signifigant extracurricular activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw someone cheat on a test? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about research I had conducted (open interview). Also, I was asked about some of my work history and so forth (open interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"General hobbies, activities, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would someone who likes you say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was asked to clarify my specific role in an activity listed on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What attracts you to Rush?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of specific questions about my application. Very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of human genome sequencing? How do you think this will change the face of medicine? Is it ethical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a specific instance from shadowing that taught you the most." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the future of healthcare will look in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List three of your strengths and explain why they are applicable to you" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"My 2nd interview was with a MS4. He had more of a "list" of questions that he wanted to ask me. The 2nd interview was closed file, while the first was open. Even with the "list," the interview proceeded like a convo. Talked about health care (If I had a magic wand and can reform healthcare in anyway I like, what are some things that I'd like to do?) Also asked about my interests in medicine and what formed them to be that way. He wanted to know how I deal with stress, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15-20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get ___ grade in O Chem???? (basically grilled me on this one grade), be preped for this and don't let it catch you off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the weakest part of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not nursing/PA/Paramedic?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to teach before medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about the case where an employer (sports team) asked an employee (athlete) to get a genetic test (for a heart abnormality) and what I thought about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? How's your family handling the news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do if you do not get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are they advantages and disadvantages of being a non traditional student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare as you see it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think we can improve our current healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if a patient won't listen to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why rush" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you/your family feel about moving far from home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your patient refused to stop smoking? When that doesn't work what else would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are two weaknesses that your close friends would tell me you need to address?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing on your year off?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me, why Rush?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an elderly patient who took alternative medicine, and they were against getting the flu shot, what would you do as their physician, would you convince him/her to get it or not and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other leadership experiences did you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a child's parents were refusing treatment that would benefit the child?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you angry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you been aceepted? (Hated this question, hope it won't affect my chances here.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"undergrad experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad experience? What made you decide to apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do we do about America's healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your MCAT Score an XX? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked any ethical questions, or questions about current healthcare issues. However, another applicant was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given the chance to ask a number of questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Research experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think Rush would be a good fit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you apply...why...and where did you interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of music groups are you involved in? " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have an obese patient who complains of sore joints and back pain and shortness of breath. She also smokes a pack a day. She tells you that she knows she needs to quit smoking and lose weight but has only enough will power to do one. How do you respond to her. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Rush? And, I was repeatedly asked if I had any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your backup plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your choice of major (I'm a humanities major)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine are you interested in and why do you think you want to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Closed file: What are two of your strenghths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Rush? Why medical school? Is there anything you would like to ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done research and volunteer? open file again did not let me proceed more than yes and gave very interesting and meaningful insight about his views. What questions do you have for me? Asked me a lot of times...I tried to think of some and in the end I just said nope thats it everyones answered all of my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to Rush? Why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? This was asked for both open and closed file interviews. However, the closed file he asked ME questions for about 15 minutes, then the rest of the interview I asked him stuff. Moral of the story: Come with a bunch of good, discussion-provoking questions. And LISTEN to what they say so you can ask insightful things about their responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview #2: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) What specialty do you want to go into? 3) What makes you unique and better than the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What questions to you have for me? My interviewer was VERY interested in my questions, and we spent a good amount of time on this. Even though most people will only get to ask 1-3 questions, I would have 5 GOOD questions (not financial aid, etc. They will answer many of your standard questions at the beginning of the day). Make sure to cover several diffent topics, not 5 related questions. EG: I have read that Rush students spend more time in class than the average medical student. Does this increased class time reflect a Rush philosophy valuing group learning over independent study? Make sure the questions exhibit careful relfection on your part. Stumping the interviewer means that you asked a question that isn't stock, and my interviewer appreciated that." More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths/weakness, what can you bring to the class, greatest accomplishments, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did growing up on a farm influence your decision to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an instance in which you felt you were misjudged." More from this Member | Report Response

"What speciality would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what would you do if medical school does not meet your expectations? what will you do if you do not get into medical school? what do you see when you look in the mirror? d" More from this Member | Report Response

"Best features as a physician, what wife thought, any questions for me? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Besides your background, your experience, your goals, how else are you different from other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many other schools did you apply to. Did you get into any of them yet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun & have very specific examples! What was you favorite class and why? What was your least favorite class and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The physicians who interviewed me were very interested in the number of questions I had for THEM, so please make sure you have at least 2-3 good questions to ask them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does one get medical care in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the causes of Diabetes, MI, HIV transmission, and Cancer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know who Frank Netter is? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your best attribute?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems with the US medical system. Any solutions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities of a good physician in your opinion? (be prepared for a follow up question such as: what about blank) Try not to leave anything out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the strengths of an HMO and what are its weaknesses ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how to play cricket?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Closed File: Many questions on society, politics, literature, some on medicine, and personal life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you major in Psychology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the 3 greatest problems facing the medical profession outside of health care providing institutions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is it possible for a scientist to also be religious?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about you experiances working with people" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Rush? Why didn't you apply Early Decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When do you find time to study in your busy schedule?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your favorit non-science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your college years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many questions about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting above." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have an excellent application and are capable of getting into just about any medical school. Why did you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activities have you been involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do u handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"HAve you traveled much" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the government can fund a national healthcare plan? (answer is they cannot without raising taxes-at least that's what my interviewer thought)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is Rush a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a situation where someone misjudged or mislabled you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (closed file interview). I was also asked about what I like to do in my free time etc (closed file). " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"About a specific hobby" More from this Member | Report Response

"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

What was the most difficult question?

"The one about taking a shortcut (above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell my why you feel you were unsuccessful in your first application." More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways do you think the issues in medicine (that we discussed) could be addressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain this bad semester you had" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 10-minute interview in general was more difficult and had to provide quick answers to deep questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you different than all of the other applicants out there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would someone who dislikes you the most say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question regarding genetic testing in the workplace." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"no difficult questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research specific" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince me to get the flu shot." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none really. The questions asked were posed to start a discussion/conversation. I was not quizzed on anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when there was conflict between two people, and how you helped solve the problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you got (insert number) interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it take to be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me the first question 3 times, so I ran out of new things to say" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with the emotional rollercoaster of being in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Diversity. I ended up reiterating what I said on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't receive any feedback in medical school, either in the form of grades or verbal feedback, how would you know whether you were ready to move on to the next class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The genetic testing question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique from all other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are they advantages and disadvantages of being a non traditional student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what the common denominator was between the 3 other jobs I would be if I could not be a physician. The ones from the secondary application. This wasn't really a hard question i just was not expecting it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too crazy..." More from this Member | Report Response

"none particularly, they just grilled me in general" More from this Member | Report Response

"My physician interviewer asked me how sure I was of entering such a difficult profession where so many negative things can occur (e.g. she mentioned parents threatening to sue her if she doesn't do a procedure right-she is a pediatrician)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given two articles and had to explain the discrepancies of them with common knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with conflict? Give an example." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about a misdemeanor on my record." More from this Member | Report Response

"Medicine can be extremely stressful as a career. How do you anticipate managing that stress as it has an impact on your personal life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you intend on handling the stress- the ups and downs- of medical school and work in the medical field on a personal level?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The same question" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues with health care that you would like to resolve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The above questions, since I didn't really see it as much of an ethical questions, as well as the quintessential ''why do you want to be a doctor?'' question that everyone hates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...all were just casual getting to know you better." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest thing you have ever had to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on genetic testing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change your major from this to that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is this (pointing to a photo taken during an operation performed earlier that day)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get into medical school? Would you retake your MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why are your chemistry grades so low?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you alleviate America's healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any difficult questions, honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why there was a lack of clinical experience in my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"A number of ethical and political questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was very difficult... I was very relaxed and the interviewers were friendly and enthusiatic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Smoker, obese 35 yr old woman suffering from acid reflux...what should she do? lose weight or quit smoking, she can only do one...and for what reason?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical senario- what would you do with a patient who has two serious lifestyle issues but is only willing to change one or the other? " More from this Member | Report Response

"besides academics and athletics and your job, were you involved in anything else that shaped your development as a future physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient scenario involving obesity and smoking." More from this Member | Report Response

"I evaluate my applicants based on the questions they ask me. So, what questions do you have for me? --This was 5 minutes into the interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was difficult. All the standard questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Same." More from this Member | Report Response

"My questions were all fairly straightforward/typical, but other students were asked hypothetical/ethical questions that sounded rough." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your negative traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None the questions were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If I were to ask your friends about you, what would they say are your two best qualities and your two worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were difficult. Just wanted to get a sense of who I was beyond my normal academic activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient complaining of joint pain, back pain and shortness of breath and she smoked and was 5'1" and 250lbs, would you tell her to lose weight or quit smoking (and you can only choose one)?" 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

"same as above, it was interesting because I came here about 7 years ago, not recently but he was still interested in it. Difficult because I thought I might have bungled up the answer by using a negative word" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you bring to Rush? (i am not a big fan of these type of questions because you pretty mush say the same thing for each school that asks you this question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing I didn't expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most dangerous/reckless thing you have ever done? (This one was difficult because I didn't want to say something really stupid, because all these horrible things were coming to mind that I have done!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A woman in her 70s is prescribed some blood pressure medication, when she revists your office, she still has high blood pressure. Why do you think this is and some follow up questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical asking whether or not a sports team should be able to require a player to take a genetic test and then use the information to release them. I was asked to make ethical, legal, and medical considerations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of one time that you were misinterpreted or felt like you were treated unfairly? I couldn't think of an answer... (guess that's good!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing unexpected" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to improve the healthcare system. Any opinions on National Healthcare System." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you different than all the other intelligent male Indian applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to decide on who receives an organ transplant from a waitlist, how would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We are the official physicians of the Chicago White Soxs and the Bulls, what would you say to a pro athlete if you had to tell them that they would never play again because of a sporting injury." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, just stuff about my app in the open file interview, and about me in the closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"when you look in the mirror, what do you see? (this was only hard because was answers were wrong according to my interviewer, and i don't know how that is possible with such an vague, open ended question. what happens if you start medical school and it doesn't meet you expectations? is your boyfriend "the one"? " More from this Member | Report Response

"One heart, ten people, who gets it and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"assuming there is a cap on malpractice rewards. what would you say to a victim who deserves more than $250K (the cap)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do in the future to improve healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List the three most important issues in health care today? What if you made a mistake on a patient, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked some difficult questions concerning solving America's healthcare problems that just seemd very generic and vague. " More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you worked in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (I have trouble with such open ended questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have 2 patients in need of a kidney transplant and only one kidney. All things being medically equal, how do you decide which one gets the kidney." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I think that I didn't get in last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the negatives for you in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"same as most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a patient who is obese?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would solve a problem and how this translates to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take a year of school off; what were you thinking etc.( I am a non-traditional, older student)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the ethical issues involved in the growing area of artificial hemoglobin administration in trauma situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What causes CA, MI, diabetes, stroke..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are the roles of the physician changing besides economically and government medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss managed care" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, if your brother should apply, (I telling a story about how I came to realize one of my traits, because I learned through him, I do and he doesn't have it)should I hold that against him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any cases where you shouldn't tell a patient all the information and possible prognoses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing out of your file makes you a better applicant than the 4-6 people who are competing with you for this spot?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was actually acting out this role play in the interviewer's office. It was fun though!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you got into all the schools you applied to, why would you consider coming to Rush?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The standard "what is the biggest problem in medicine," but with a bunch of follow-ups on the practicality of the ways I would solve that problem if I were in charge." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to react when you make your first mistake as a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the recent mistake a physician made on a heart-lung transplant on a teenage girl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The guy presented me with multiple ethical scenarios, and then asked me if I still wanted to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above. (I guess this question was hard for me, because this was my first interview and I just wasn't prepared.....I couldn't say "becasue it looks good on an application"...you know?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you have done that made you feel really "bad"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was your morale the highest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current challenges in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the Swedish healthcare system like? (I had no idea other than there is a national plan)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Role playing a student who is friend of a cheater and then role playing a student who is accused of cheating." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to determine which med school is right for you based on half-day first impressions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three problems with the medical practice, excluting any insurance, economical, and money related issues. What is your opinion on each of these and what should be done to fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"No questions seem particularly difficult. They were just trying to learn more about me in a very positive manner. " More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reddit, friends, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over previous question answers and practices speaking my answers out loud." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice and just trying to relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, went over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did not prepare much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my primary and secondary application briefly. Looked through the interview feedback page. Went over the school's website and prepared answers to the most common questions. Practiced answering questions with family." More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced talking about myself and my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre-written/paraphrased answers for stock questions. Looking over school's website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, practiced with friends, watched multiple interview prep videos, brainstormed answers to common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, talked with alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"2 mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, asked alumnus about his experience, reviewed application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thorough review of website materials including new hospital, community outreach programs (LOTS), and history of hospital. Review of my own application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, talked to my host students a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched school, reviewed common questions, SDN, pretty much everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"Watched you tube videos." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interview question websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over previous year's questions on interview feedback. Did a couple mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Rush website, Rush students through SDN, and friends who interviewed there before me." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over SDN Interview Feedback, primary application, secondary application, Rush's website, old ethics course material, current medical ethics issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Forums, Feedback, Website (which sucks)" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read all my app materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, primary, secondary, school website and guidebook" More from this Member | Report Response

"Amcas app, Secondary, School website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Viewbook, Current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Rush website, AMCAS and secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read AMCAS and secondary applications. Looked at interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School's Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mock interviews, researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Supplemental App, AMCAS, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely know about the school: read their website thoroughly, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at primary and secondary apps, looked at Rush website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very little" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application, researched the school, stayed with a student host (I think it really helps you get an insight before the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application and secondaries, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, re-read my secondary, looked up school info" More from this Member | Report Response

"My supplemental, SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my AMCAS and secondary (they asked me lots of questions from these so be prepared for this!), prepared ''general'' interview questions and specific ones from SDN, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about Rush, read Chicago Magazines new issue about Chicago's Top Docs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my application, looked at reviews of Rush here, read about Chicago on the web, and read about some specialties I am thinking about in case they asked me why I am interested in cardiovascular surgery or neurosurgery." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read secondary app., AMCAS app., Rush community service statement, Rush website, talked to people doing residency at Rush and dr's who graduated from Rush." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN- reviewed possible interview questions, read my AMCAS and supplemental applications, researched the school's website, typed up my questions to ask the interviewers/students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read some general questions and reviewed some of my positive and negative skills/traits" More from this Member | Report Response

"Secondaries, Website, AMCAS, reading up on current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"by not worrying about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my supplemental and amcas, as both interviews are open file in some manner. i also ready up on rush, which was a good thing, as they asked me a question about why i specifically wanted to go to rush. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Rush website. If there were two questions to definitely prepare for, it would be Why Rush? and Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, applications, Rush website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Rush webpage, friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"practiced with other people, SDN, other websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, interview coach" More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, SDN, reviewed secondary and AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush Supplemental, AMCAS, SDN, this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, former students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and proper sleep. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoc.net, Rush website, talked to friends who interviewed there, practiced sample questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read reviews, went over my application, went through school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read some interview books, mock interviewed with a friend..." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my AMCAS application and secondary application. Prepared questions to ask and looked carefully over as much of the school's website as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, sdn, read ''the medical school interview'' by fleenor" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read over AMCAS and secondary application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Rush web site, SDN etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site and the school's website...reviewed my application material of course. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newsweek, talked to friends who go to Rush." More from this Member | Report Response

"some advice: DEFINITELY go over your primary/secondary application in detail and think about the possible questions you can be asked about those." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the Rush website and looked at interview ratings on this site, talked to friends who attend there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read application and secondary, looked at school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website. SDN. Asked other students who had interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read primary and secondary, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, mock interview, reviewed 2ndary." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, read website, SDN feeback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read SDN and Rush's website. I reviewed my application (secondary and AMCAS)." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my fourth interview so I was a "pro" by then... I read my AMCAS, secondary, articles about my research, and current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amcas application, SDN and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed through the website (not helpful), read the entries on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, so I had a mock interview with my pre-health advisor, read Rush's website and MSAR profile, and did a google news search to find any recent items about Rush." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared by rereading AMCAS and Secondary application. Had a faculty mock interview. Talked with physicians in the field." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor network, read my applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Rush website, mock interview and read over med school application and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, went on rush university website, rmstudents.com was helpful, talked to faculty who worked there and talked to people who went there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, my AMCAS file, and my secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brainstormed responses to typical interview questions, read SDN, talked to a doctor who practices at the hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my AMCAS & secondary, read the Rush bulletin online, read NYT and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my file, read through past questions on this website, ask current med students for advice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my app, information about the school from its website and med school guide books." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over apps, just relaxed. Made sure I had a reason for any low scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my AMCAS application and my Rush secondary, and I browsed through SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my personal statement and secondary application, Rush Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, med school website, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SDN, primary and supplemental apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and rush website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my AMCAS and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school, read my application, snd" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, my apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school website, previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, nespaper, Rush Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my AMCAS, did mock-interview, read their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my AMCAS over including personal statement, read feedback on this site, and read the Rush website in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"read online material etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Rush Website, and my application materials." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, website" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, Physicians, Web Site." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, read over AMCAS application, read school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke with students, faculty; studentdoctor.net; Rush Web site; read up on current healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, listened to the radio, read the newspaper, reviewed ethical issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, Books, my supplemental applications, Rush catalog, talked to former students, reviewed my research notes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush website, MSAR, reading over my myriad secondary essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"internet, spoke with M1 at Rush, spoke with Rush faculty, SDN, AMCAS, books, " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, The Economist, Newspaper" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to friends, not much preparation needed for this one" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, this website, Princeton Review book on medical school (very helpful), talked to people who have had similar experiences, and had a good time the previous day (proved to be a good stress reducer) " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, periodicals, UW bioethics website, Rush site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about Rush." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't prepare as well as I thought. I just read over my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, Rush website, researched some world events (although I had no questions about them)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over secondary, AMCAS and went to rush's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the internet sites, my amcas and secondary applications, and also the school catalogue. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through Rush's website, my application, SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondaries, spoke with my boss who is a PhD, and went to a party the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, talking to people, rush's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, secondary application, looked at school website, brushed up on current events, quick overview of questions from prep books" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read web site, practiced interviewing, read over AMCAS (I'm glad I did this because one of my interviwers was asking me many questions on it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS and Secondary as well as info from AMSA and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my secondary application. I tried to understand what Rush was all about. I read over interview feedbacks." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over info about the school, my AMCAS and secondary app, and info on this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, read the Rush website, went over my supplemental app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the AMCAS and the secondary application. ADVISE: Don't forget to review the answers you gave to essay questions on the secondary applications. You'll be asked questions on them on the open file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"WEnt over AMCAS ap, Secondary, read information given to me by the school, read NEws Week" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my secondary, read the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over Amcas, Research papers, SDN, and School Website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Rush website, read my amcas and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"read app, SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, talked to friends who interviewed there, my AMCAS and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush's website, interview feedback on this site, interviewed there before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review my AMCAS, secondaries. School web site." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my application and reviewed updates on the www.rush.edu website." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Admissions team was very cheerful, day was pretty well planned, loved the surrounding hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people at Rush are creative and smart. It's a very supportive environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview style was very relaxed and straightforward for the open file interview. AdCom interviewer was clear in what he did like in my answers and my demeanor. Faculty interviewer was very very nice and made it clear that the interview would be relaxed. All of the staff and speakers seemed very passionate about the school and seemed genuine about their excitement." More from this Member | Report Response

"cool students, beautiful medical center, lively city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hospitals, student camaraderie, support, diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean stopped by." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be there with us" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students we talked to had nothing but good things to say. The culture seemed to be very caring and community focused." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very happy with the school and the administration. I was told that the faculty is very supportive and this was the impression I received from interacting with faculty during the day. Many of the students are very actively engaged in extracurriulars (community service is big at Rush). The other students interviewing also seemed fun, friendly, and laid back. Also, the facilities are beautiful (the hospital is brand new and they are building more new facilities). Another positive is that I didn't realize that many students actually live in downtown Chicago!" More from this Member | Report Response

"THE FACILITIES!!! Also the enthusiasm of the staff and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were very well taken care of that day, the CEO and president of the school spoke to us, people seemed pretty great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The incredible things that Rush students do outside of the classroom!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything about the school is catered to its students, Rush students are the only ones rotating through County, building, location, faculty and staff, student atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of students and faculty, and being able to tour both hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"New hospital, opportunities for community experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely friendly staff, and students. Multiple doctors stopped by just to say hi and good luck on our application process!" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything! The new hospital they're building, the tour of the hospital and the medical school. Lunch was delicious too! Everyone who talked to us was so nice and the students were so pumped to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very amicable" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive attitude from the admissions office and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers, faculty, recruiting director were all friendly and welcoming. And not in a "fake" way either, you didn't feel like they were looking over you with a microscope, but that they were really trying to get to know who YOU are." More from this Member | Report Response

"Comradeship. Every one, like SDN said, is very, very friendly. They are very willing to help you. Ask the students and staff anything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were very nice and were more conversational than confrontational." More from this Member | Report Response

"New hospital that will be finished by the time I would start rotations, all students seemed to be down to earth and positive, attention to detail of admissions, reputation of school" More from this Member | Report Response

"students, faculty, facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"students, admissions staff, library, level of professionalism and friendliness, new curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Location and Community Enviroment" More from this Member | Report Response

"Family atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office people, interviewers, and students were all VERY friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were friendly. Didn't press you on bad grades. Wanted to highlight your best attributes to the committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the students, admissions staff and the anatomy professor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so friendly and excited to show off the school. Loved lunch and meeting the admissions members, students, professors, etc. overall a great day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, Clinical setting, new hospital, happy students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, the helpfulness of the admissions office -- they walk you back and forth from your interviews, which is great so you don't get lost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was really friendly, and the interviewers were great as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very centralized, connected campus in the heart of the medical district. Rotations at Cook County Stroger. Very non-competitive, "family-like" (their term) atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small close knit community, students were all fun and friendly, staff genuinely cares about the students, new hospital opening in 2012." More from this Member | Report Response

"They students are very happy at Rush. They all seem to have a good balance between school and social life. The new hospital will be finished by 2012. Curriculum is changing (cutting down on class, physicianship program). Chicago is AMAZING! All the professors still practice medicine and see patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"really good hospital, and they are building another one" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything. the campus was awesome, the students were really friendly, the staff was friendly, my interviewers were cool. the students who took us on the tour and ate lunch with us were awesome- but even just the ones we passed by smiled and waved and wished us luck. they all seem so happy! also, lunch was amazing (and vegetarian friendly)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people, Chicago, Cook County hospital for rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was really friendly and as far as I heard, everybody's interviewers were extremely nice. Mine were very laid back and although they asked me specific questions, it was really just a long conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very Low Stress, Very straight forward and honet. Very bright Gross Anatomy Lab. Best Lunch so far out of my intereviews. Having interviews first in the day made the day much easier." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very enthusiastic and the faculty seemed very nice and interested in the students. I was surprised that the admissions staff were also nice. Rush admissions staff won't take phone calls, did not respond to several emails that I sent (well, a secretary indicated she had forwarded my message and that someone would get back to me but that didn't happen), and seemed generally uninterested in me until I got an interview invitation. I tried calling and was directed to email (again). They wouldn't even take a message and call me back. Turns out the staff are nice after all (they escort you to the interview offices which was very nice as Rush is mazelike) but my earlier impression of their inaccessibility still makes me nervous about how they might treat me if I have any problems as a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are extremely welcoming and really down to earth. Totally could see myself at a school with people like that. Faculty are all caring and welcoming. The school itself has some outdated areas (but what school doesn't) but overall I liked the campus. Beautiful views of Chicago from a lot of the windows in the hospital. I also really liked that everything was so coordinated during the day. The welcome session definitely put me at ease and staff members walked you to and from your different interviews, which was great. Lunch was provided and the Dean of the medical school stopped by to introduce himself. Everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The true compassion the students seem to have, the collaborative environment of the students (not cut-throat competition), and the accessibility of the professors. LOTS of opportunity for community out-reach and public health service." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laied back the admissions staff was. There was not a bit of tension in anyone after 15 minutes into the interview day. Amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of those involved during the day and the overall laid back environment of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"how smoothly everything went and the enthusiasm of the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office who ran the interview really kept us busy and made us feel comfortable. The interviews were very laid back, and they even had some attendings and the dean of the med school come in to speak with us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush is ranked in some top specialties. Rush also has a large community outreach program which interested me. I also like that the school is connected to the hospital, so you never really have to go outside unless you want to go home =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was very enthusiastic. All the students and faculty really seem to like being there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great, everyone was helpful, friendly, and nice (even random M3 and M4 students I met later in the day), the administration and day was well organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Rush is an excellent school all around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly. We were escorted to and from our interviews, thereby eliminating our fears of getting lost. The school has great facilities and is in an excellent location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was super nice and genuinely helped us out. Guides escorted us to and from all interviews so we wouldn't get stressed getting around their cavernous facility. Brilliantly well coordinated (nothing like their e-mail fiasco.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was excited to meet us. The interviewers were great. Met with a Surgeon and a Director of a department. Both very friendly. The tours were amazing. One led by an M4 and one by M1s and M2s. Toured the hospital and school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students and faculty for the school were great. My interviewers were very candid about what the school has and doesn't have in terms of the M1 and M2 years. I can' think of a better place to be for my M3 and part of my M4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and the students flat out love it there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are all very enthusiastic, school seems to stress a real effort towards taking care of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was happy and loved the school, the facilities were great, curriculum seemed well thought-out, involment in free-clinics and research was encouraged (and participation was high), we got to meet a lot of differen't students and had time to chat with them over lunch and ask them anything..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Site of Rush is in city, near Downtown Chicago. Surrounded by activity! Students are upbeat." More from this Member | Report Response

"I definitely got the feeling that students really love the school and I was so encouraged by how friendly and nice everyone (and I mean everyone) was to me and to each other!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the number of people who wanted to answer any questions the applicants had" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE was so incredibly friendly and seemed to absolutely love it there. The faculty seems very approachable. And you are given packets of notes for each class that covers everything you need to know for exams--so you don't need to go to lecture if you prefer and you don't need to rely on a note-taking service. " More from this Member | Report Response

"student satisfactions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty well oranized contrary to all of the fake invite emails etc. Food at lunch was A+. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was VERY inviting. The staff and students claim to be happy, and you can clearly see they enjoy their jobs and studies very much. It was a very enthusiastic place to be. Can I add the views of Chicago are breath-taking from every wing of the hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the EVERYONE there. The windows are really quite nice- great views of the city from nearly every floor. The way the buildings are all connected to each other- Chicago can get really cold in the winter! The cooperativity of the students. The way the profs give the students a packet of everything they need to know for the class instead of using a notes service. The high-tech lecture halls. The location- so close to so many great Chicago things. The amount of people that have stayed at Rush for so long because they simply like it there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was extremely organized. I arrived there, we each had a personalized folder explaining EVERYTHING I wanted to know about the school (my interview schedule, class schedule, student organizations, financial aid, school statistics, etc). The lady coordinating the entire event was extremely fun and did a great job introducing us to the school. And then we were escorted to/from each of our interviews. Can't ask for more than that on an interview day in terms of logistics. Not only that, but everybody there seemed to love Rush. I asked some students, ''So, give it to me straight - do you like it here?'' They looked at me like I was crazy for even considering that the answer would be no. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The overwhelmingly positive enthusiasm of the school -- everyone -- students, faculty, administrators -- all seem to love being at Rush. The faculty seem concerned with improving the curriculum but also with how well their students do. It is a very supportive environment -- and did not feel like students competed against each other in unhealthy ways." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty love it there, the location is great, the view of downtown form the library." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were nice guys. Friendly. Interested in my record. Students were pleasant and enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly atmosphere, the beautiful view of Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization, the freindliness of everybody, the facilities...everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed happy and were enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are nice and the students all seemed really happy with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the facilities... regardless of the old elevators... The dean of admissions stopped by and greeted all of us (very personable)... I particulary loved the volunteer programs they had available for the medical students..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students really liked their medical school. They seem happy and relaxed. I was told the students are very helpful and student are not cut-throat competitive. Also, Chicago is a very diverse and happening city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The deans' office seems very open to the students, offering a tight-knit feeling to the school. Students stopped by to talk with the deans randomly, and everyone seemed very enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem very happy, and enthusiastic. In retrospect, I dont think I've seen another school that pampers its students like this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with the overall commitment to student satisfaction. The curriculum has adjusted to meet the students concerns. Faculty seemed very positive and supportive of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is very happy at Rush, including the students and faculty. The students don't seem too stressed and everyone (faculty and staff) really wants to help the students succeed. The environment is very supportive. Also, Rush is a very clinically orientated school, which is different than some. You can have serious patient contact as early as January of year one." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were very enthusiastic about the school and seemed very happy. They also have wonderful oppotunities to get involved in the community and abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Collegiality between students. Everyone said of how friendly everyone is and willing to help you out. The guide, a senior, actually said there was only one gunner in the class and the rest were all cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very nice and it is in a great location. The administration is really dedicated to producing excellent doctors (not neccess. physician scientists, which is a bit of a down side)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere is very collegial, students seem happy with academics and happy with Rush. PLUS THEY STILL BOOZE w00t w00t w00t!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there (students, faculty, staff) seemed genuinely happy to be there and enthusiastic about the school. The RCSIP (Rush Community Service Initiatives Program) is an amazing way to get students involved with clinical community service and all the professors/doctors encourage students to approach them to do research if they want. Also, M1s get to have clinical experience after 6 weeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy the students and the professors were to be at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is happy there. Rush students are happy with their choice, lifestyle, and location. There seems to be much more cooperation than competition among students. The Medical center is huge and quite nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly & helpful students, match lists, surrounding hospitals, financial aid presentation, free lunch, admissions office was inviting (and I was even late!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed really happy with their decision to attend Rush and said that the administration is really receptive/responsive to students' needs, there are only four students per cadaver (six is more common), the facilities are quite new and additional renovations and construction is pending, there are so many opportunities to network and take advantage of Rush's medical district location, and it's really close to Chicago's downtown area (great view from the ninth floor)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers and staff seemed to care about their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of Rush - it's in the medical district of Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both the students and staff are extremely friendly. The facilities are amazing. 4 students per cadavar. Community feel towards campus. Great network of hospitals including Cook County. Student housing is also pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student body and admissions committee are super friendly. As we were touring the library ourselves, two medical students stopped studying and chatted with us. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school, their involvement in community service projects." More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed very positive and overall i would have liked the school had my interview not been so bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so darn happy there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very enthusiastic about the school. the students enjoy the schedule of classes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical rotations. Rush is affiliated with Rush Medical Center and Cooks County. Rush medical center predominately treats patients who are wealthy and Cooks County treats patients who are poor. Thus, students get to see a wide spectrum of patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were interested in what I had to say" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not too much! The director of admissions was very friendly and financial aid. But, the school is quite expensive and students spend much of the day in the classroom leaving little time for anything else. Also, the school is not in the best of neighborhoods." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really friendly, and not to sound like a pig, but the lunch really made my day! It was huge and very delicious, so if your interviews are over in the morning (as mine were), then sit back and enjoy a big, yummy lunch to celebrate! In addition, the staff was very friendly and helpful throughout the day. I felt very comfortable there." More from this Member | Report Response

"A good mix of clinical opportunities through private hospital and cook county." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students liked it there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are very happy with the school and the facilities are very up to date." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, library, hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"My open file interviewer was very straightforward and asked thought-provoking questions. It would be great if all of the teachers at the school were like him. I was also impressed with the friendliness of the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone there loves Rush! Facilities are great; people are friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice staff, great facilities, many opportunities to work in various clinics, interviewers were informative and pleasurable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were impressive. The admissions director gave a welcoming orientation. The M1's that guided the tour seemed to be very content with their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were nice and everyone stressed that the students were happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, affiliated with Stroger Hospital, students, faculty, location, reputation, " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were extremely enthusiastic about their school. School pride is happiness to me because it reflects the happiness and well being of the student body." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is very laidback, esp regarding profs. The students are very happy. The school is interested in students succeeding" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the general attitude of the students. They seemed very content and I also detected a general sense of collective solidarity. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are pretty decent and the medical school housing sounds like it is very reasonable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The genuine enthusiasm of the students and the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a great school academically and a good match list." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice, they have an amazing view of Chicago, the one faculty member I met was very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Staff was wonderful. The students were nice and the library was excellent. Diversity within staff. There seemed to be all women!" More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities, beautiful view of Chicago, amiable faculty and students, very efficient admissions process, Rush is the only med. school with access to Cook County Hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students really seemed to enjoy the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are really happy. The study rooms are awesome, each one has a p4 computer with a large TV as the monitor as well as a dvd player. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the faculty I met there were extremely friendly and all had worked at Rush for many years. The students that gave the tour raved about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The happiness of everyone there. They really want to make you feel comfortable and get the real YOU interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything!!! Rush is awsome. the people are very nice and helpful. the students looked stressed but it was finals week. Other than this, the students were very down to earth and happy there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students expressed a great deal of pride in their school and education, staff & faculty were very welcoming & candid; It just seems to be a place where people can learn and still enjoy themselves. Rush is a great system to do clinical rotations at, and there is access to several other neighboring systems. Chicago is a great city & parking at the school is cheap ($40/month)." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students were happy to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"How incredibly nice everyone is and how happy all of the students are. Also, they have tons of community service programs for students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, the nicest administration I've seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"They really try to make you feel at home." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly and stressed the fact that Rush really helps make sure you succeed once you are accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and the enthusiasm that the students had for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school has the most friendliest people -- staff, students and professor, you name it! The admission staff treat each applicant with respect. This school is the most laid back of all medical school I have visited in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"THere were two interviews. BOth one on one, but one was open file and on was closed file. THe closed file interview was amazing! The doctor was really down to earth and seems to absolutely love being here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students there are extremely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of all the students who were there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office and employees seemed to be really orgaized" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are really gung-ho for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How important community service is to the University. Also, they really try to make you comfortable as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the school was very, very nice. They all wanted to help and make sure everything went well for the day. The atmoshpere was great due to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were nice, the faculty and staff seemed very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so friendly and happy! The students, staff, and the admissions director (Jan Schmidt) were all absolutely fantastic. Everyone at Rush has been extremely helpful and pleasant every step of the way. According to a recent survey, Rush students are among the happiest in the world and it shows! Every student we met absolutely loved Rush. The learning facilities are great too. The study areas are open 24 hours and are very nice! " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt grilled by my interviewer. He seemed preoccupied by the weaknesses in my application and focused pretty exclusively on wanting to hear about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Adcom interviewer was very curt and seemed very uninterested in discerning more information from me. Asked me if I had any questions for him after only 1 or 2 questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"library and tech center look a bit old" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tours were a little rushed. Food wasn't that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The formaldehyde odor in the anatomy lab is INTENSE, better ventilation would probably be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The website is poorly organized and is not representative of the materials and resources I received the actual day of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were kind of hard to read, weren't the most friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the relatively small area dedicated to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"the price." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. I loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition.. not surpising though" More from this Member | Report Response

".... It's cold in Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing except you are stuck in one lecture hall basically for two years. But, the incredible hospital and the people, and being in Chicago override all of that!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic." More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of a gym, library (quite small and outdated), the sheer number of other applicants in my group interview (intimidating)" More from this Member | Report Response

"no gym - they use UIC's gym" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sort of Expensive" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's really expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Second interviewer received and sent text messages during interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of gym, Technology, and Library." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classroom had no windows...and you are supposedly there 9-5..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"maybe the cost of tuition and the lack of a gym" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Technophobic (though transitioning to 100% electronic charting)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I dont like that they are on the topic based learning model. Even my interviewer said he wished they switched to systems based. They say they are modifying the curriculum but it won't be for some time. Its also REALLY cold in Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"Length of time in class (but they are going to do something about this), housing is a bit pricey." More from this Member | Report Response

"so close to UIC, student housing, no gym, long hours of class" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much- the location is kind of a pain to get to if you go to school here (either park in an expensive lot or take the train) but they validate the parking for your interview so it's ok. also it didn't seem like the lecture hall had outlets for laptops which is kinda weak but i'll deal" More from this Member | Report Response

"the freezing cold " More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many people from U of I at the school, it takes a long time to give you a final answer, my interviewers were sort of distant and not very warm, it seemed like commuting to the school would be a suicidal idea" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! It was my first interview and I was terrified, but they were really good at putting everyone at ease, and by the time I actually made it to the first interview, I was much calmer than when I first arrived." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum is not systems based." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities. There is no gym -- you have to go to UIC or find your own gym. The lecture hall where you apparently live 9-5 every weekday for the first two years has no windows and is awful! Research is difficult to do at Rush. Opportunities seem limited and you have to take a lot of initiative to make ti happen or plan to give up the entire summer after M1 year. The MD-PhD program is almost dead in the water and students discouraged me from considering it. The website makes the preceptor program sound very cool but the students I talked to about it were not happy with their preceptor. One of their classmates got assigned to a doc in a Mexican neighborhood -- the patients all spoke Spanish. The doc was bilingual but didn't translate for the student. She asked to get reassigned but wasn't and felt that her time there was just a total waste." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask about their office of Multicultural Affairs..." More from this Member | Report Response

"As I was told by one of the students, research opportunities at Rush don't jump out at you-- you have to go searching for research to do. The lecture hall that M1s spend 9-5 in has no windows and is very cavern-like." More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't see the Dean and the student tour was weak." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were in the afternoon after most everything was done." More from this Member | Report Response

"students are in class until 5 p.m." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a little bit chaotic, running from one interview to the next; also, my second interviewer had never interviewed a med school applicant before, and it was pretty clear during the interview he didn't know what to ask me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing to bad. My first interviewer was straight-faced so I couldn't really tell if he liked me or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic, but that had nothing to do with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, every expectation was fulfilled" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expensive tuition, but from all of the M3s and M4s they feel it was worth it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition, obviously, but this IS a private institution. Getting around Rush is tricky--this place is one huge maze. If you wanted to play a game of hide-and-seek, I guarantee they'd never find you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cramped, no natural light, not in the best of Chicago's neighborhoods." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lecture hall is really large. I'm tired of that and am kind of looking for the small class size atmosphere. This was a negative to me, but may not be to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is a little small, in the hospital. Campus is a little cramped, though students share some facilities with UIC" More from this Member | Report Response

"There isn't a gym, high cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tuition is high!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the place is a maze. but we were escorted the entire day, so it wasn't a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost--over $50,000 per year. And while the school is in Chicago, which is great, the specific area where it's located isn't that nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"one of the interviewers had to go to class so kind of rushed the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Library looks tiny... where does everyone study? No financial aid seminar." More from this Member | Report Response

"The cost of living in Chicago with the tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of a formal program for doing work abroad in the summer. No gym, but you can use UIC's or other gyms for a discount. The quarter system (as opposed to semesters)." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a great volunteer program, but it seems like you HAVE to volunteer to get a significant amount of clinical experience in M1/M2 years. Notice I said *significant.* They still give you patient contact in your first 2 years there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of my fellow interviewees were given incorrect room information -- this was the last day of interviews and I was surprised that they were disorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Disorganization. I was one of six people who was left waiting outside of the wrong room (but the room on our confirmation email)until 5 minutes AFTER the day was to start. Also, my open-file interviewer hadn't read my file and my closed file interview was a jerk." More from this Member | Report Response

"The disorganization. A bunch of interviewees were left hanging at the wrong location because they were given the wrong room number. I received several e-mails asking me to confirm my interview day/time, despite responding to all of them. My interviewers were not committee members and were not instructors at the school -- what was the point of talking to them? They couldn't answer important questions, like what changes were being made in the curriculum, as reported on their website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The elevators were very old and scary, and it pretty expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are in the morning. So if they don't got too well, as one did for me, you'll have that looming for the rest of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much really...I guess the high tuition, but it is to be expected at a private institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really... except the elevators were old " More from this Member | Report Response

"The costs!!! It's very expensive to go to Rush. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard from several students that they are really screwed when it comes to health insurance. Students can't get prescription medicine they need and they say they're paying thousands a year for coverage. You can see some bitterness in the students with that regard." More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, I loved this school and dont really have any complaints." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the elevators did not work very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a bit old and the school is not in a great neighborhood, though there are better ones nearby." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities seem a little old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition, total costs up to 50,000" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush has a wide spectrum of buildings meaning that some of them are old and dumpy but some are very new and nice. Some of the elevators suck! Some of the other interviewees seemed like they were putting on a act, which kind of bothers me sometimes. But hey, didn't affect my performance so I guess who cares." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is expensive, there is no gym (they get a discount at surrounding gyms, most go to UIC's), and classes go from 9-5 every day (but are optional attendence for the most part)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole school is in one building and it can be confusing to get around, especially with elevators. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost is way up there. Financial aid meeting helped show how school is paid for, but its still going to cost about 1/4 of your paycheck for the first 10 years of work unless you land a great residency. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The direct in your face nature of one of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"No gym - that sucks. " More from this Member | Report Response

"they do not have a gym and there are no plans to build one. They do have discounts at private gyms though." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price, this schol is super expensive, but its private so what do u expect. Also the tour guides seemed like the kids in undergrad that slacked off the whole time and got into med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"my open file interview was very intense and lasted over 90 minutes. the interviewer took every opportunity to probe me- and when he felt it wasn't working, he took the opportunity to get into my personal life and express his opinions about that, which i found very frusterating and inappropriate. I was told that I wasn't altruistic enough for the school- making why they would have interviewed me in the first place. However, the closed file interview when very well, but seemed unimportant in comparison to the longer, earlier interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Crowded elevators, very urban setting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't take very many out-of-state students" More from this Member | Report Response

"9-5 schedule pre-clinical years. the campus is pretty much 2 floors in a building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus (pretty much one building, students didn't seem that into it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were two interviews, each ~50 minutes; one open file and one closed file. The open file went much smoother. The closed file interviewer did not go as smoothly. I was asked about what would happen if I made a mistake, & what I do for fun. It wasn't anything he said, it just seemed that he was not a very positive, nice man. Admissions just pointed us in the direction of where we were suppossed to go & didn't take us there. I had to go across the street to another building & got lost coming back! I also couldn't find my car in their parking garage when I was trying to leave!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was very short, while my second interview was very long. I was therefore left feeling like I really didn't know how I had done overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"So many Illinois students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just a gut feeling that it didn't fit me." More from this Member | Report Response

"My open-file interviewer was rather brusque and cut me off mid-sentence repeatedly and essentially answered his own questions for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"They go to school from 8am-5pm every day. When do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

" Bad Tour Guides, Interviewer Apathy, High Tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Director of admissions was supposed to address us, and didn't leave her meeting to do so." More from this Member | Report Response

"The non-theme based curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research and academic medicine are heavily de-emphasized." More from this Member | Report Response

"lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing !" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was not enough time to interact with students, but they said there was a lot of class time (about 9-5 daily)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I was quite impressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who did my tour were not very impressive. One bragged about sleeping in class all the time and another asked all of us whether we really wanted to come to Rush or if our interview was just a test-drive. Also, they didn't have a good place for us to have lunch because the room they usually use was full and they didn't want to ask the people in there to leave." More from this Member | Report Response

"The closed-file interview process was a bit disorganized. When I went to his office, he thought I was a Pharm Rep." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guide didn't show up and the organization was just so-so." More from this Member | Report Response

"My open-file interviewer seemed to discourage me from doing medicine. He really stressed the fact that I might have to give up music in medical school and he didn't think I was prepared to face that. It was incredibly intimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Library closes at 12am. The financial aid packet and cost of tuition (although this is expected at a private school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Annual expenses total about $50,000. M1's attend class daily from 9-5." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office seemed very disorganized. One of the interviewers was a physician who didnt seem to know I was coming" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even some of the male students call for security escorts if they are going to leave the school at night." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I could have seen some of the clinical facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. I guess I don't like the fact that they look at your parents' financial situation before giving you financial aid. that's kinda odd." More from this Member | Report Response

"The labs could use a little work. Also, the removal of the alternate curriculum, which included more PBL, was a negative for me. I was under the impression, however, that the revised curriculum is still quite acceptable (97% match in their top three choices & the students do well on Steps 1 & 2)." More from this Member | Report Response

"No gym" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were not the greatest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Price, not sure if the school carries a reputable name, especially for how much you're spending" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire campus is one building with a few rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviews was with a practicing physician who kept staring at her watch, pager, and computer instead of listening to me. I mean, I know she was busy, but I felt really bad about that interview afterwards. I thought she hated me, but I still ended up getting accepted the following week, so don't feel bad if this happens to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a lot of downtime throughout the day because everyone's interviews were spread out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. " More from this Member | Report Response

"THe long waiting periods in between interviews and tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is set up in a few floors on one building, it seemed like they never leave that area. However, most the students, and even on of my interviewers, commented on how virtually no one actually goes to class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Finding out that students are in class all day from 9-5." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is basically located on 3 floors of an office building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Surroundings & lack of services at school like a gym." More from this Member | Report Response

"The area, very urban but without any cool features. Just buildings. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was wonderful. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To be more succinct with my answers for the 10 minute interview. It just goes by so quick there's barely time to say anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be scrutinized. Other friends of mine that interviewed here had a much friendlier interviewer. Mine was a bit standoffish and critical." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview is VERY relaxed and conversational for the 40-minute interview. Application-specific topics and medical topics are discussed, but much of it is a natural progression of conversation (i.e. we talked about reading, music, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"They they serve a great lunch, really delicious" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2nd interview only lasts 10 minutes, rapid-fire style" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have had questions written down to ask the admission team" More from this Member | Report Response

"Uber is your friend to and from the airport, if you can try to ride back with other interviewees. Water was provided, but you should probably bring a bottle just in case. Eat breakfast beforehand although they did provide snacks (granola bars/muffins) and coffee. Bring flats for the tour if you are wearing heels. And RELAX, it was actually a very fun interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that I wouldn't be asked any tough questions about the healthcare industry or ethics! I was worried about this, and at least for my interview, I wasn't asked any questions on these topics. Note that this was just my personal experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relax, enjoy the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"TRAFFIC" More from this Member | Report Response

"A TON OF WALKING. bring comfy shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Searle Conference Center is Home Base My schedule: 830am-- Arrive-Welcome 845am--Rush Medical College Overview 930am--Closed File/Co-Curricular with an M4 student 1130am-- Clinical Tours-- Tour Floor with M3 and M4 students 1200pm-- Academic Tour and Lunch with Students 1:10pm-- Reflect on Day, The Next Steps, Q and A 1:30pm-- Dr. Anderson-- Open File/Academic Interview Department of Internal Medicine -30 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I needed to look over ethics or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"how in love i would be with rush" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A they told us what we needed to know" More from this Member | Report Response

"How cold it would be in Feb" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really - i felt pretty prepared but nervous nonetheless" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just wish I had more info on the school rather than having to wait until the morning of for them to give us some info." More from this Member | Report Response

"How cold it would be...I clearly did wear enough layers." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. i was really excited for this interview and tried not to psych myself out for it, but it was even more amazing than i expected" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Wear warmer shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though my parents live in the suburbs and I stayed with them, I wish I would have stayed instead with a student in one of the Rush apartments. I think I would have learned more about the school on a less formal basis. They are building a new hospital but it won't be open until I am done with medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known more about how important community involvement was. I would have found more info on their programs. They pride themselves on patient care (well above research), so take note." More from this Member | Report Response

"You get a tour of the hospital and the med school, so I wish I had known more about both so I could ask more questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview would be laid back..I didn't have any ethical questions, all q's were just getting to know me better as a person. Although, from talking to other interviewees some got all ethics q's at their interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back and stress free the whole day would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"How great the school really is." More from this Member | Report Response

"the sheer awesomeness that is Rush" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how stress-free the experience would be. I was really nervous about the interviews, and so I barely slept the night before. RELAX, they're not out to get you! " More from this Member | Report Response

"That my open-file interview would actually be a closed-file interview because my interviewer didn't have the time to read my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone would be and how friendly the students were. These were the best students I've seen of the 4 schools to which I interviewed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic was a nightmare. Arrive the night before if you're driving. I hit fog and black ice conditions. I doubled my trip time and still arrived 15 minutes late for orientation. Granted, I had the worst luck ever but still. Don't make the mistake I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush is adjacent to UIC!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews would be SO laid-baid and stress-free." More from this Member | Report Response

"wear comfortable shoes, because there are two tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"I debated over whether to stay in a hotel right by the school or to stay downtown (which I did) and enjoy the city while I was there. In the end, the cab ride from downtown took no more than 15 minutes and cost around $10, so there was little advantage to staying right near the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a pass-fail grading system in the first two years. Also, they like IL applicants better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Rush has a good ID department. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions I had for my interviewers were already answered by the time the interview started!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The high debt load graduates leave with from Rush." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were at the end of the day, so you already have so much information about Rush prior to asking your questions to your interviewers. I also wish I would have known that our day was the last interview day of the year (with rolling admissions, I leave little room for hope of an acceptance)." More from this Member | Report Response

"No big revelations." More from this Member | Report Response

"How easy going the interviewers were going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews were in the morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"I could wear a regular coat, over my suit coat, and not feel underdressed...this was my first interview.. ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's right next to UIC... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Its very cold so be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"they wouldn't ask me any questions about anything of my application or anything about medicine. I guess it depends on your individual interviewer though. However I didn't go home thanksgiving break because of this thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was going to be music playing and a picture slide show in the morning. It was pretty funny. I have no idea why i "wish i had known of this ahead of time" but i just wanted to share this with others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews immediately follow the welcome session! Also, they say 30 minutes/interview but mine were 1 hour / 40 minutes. The doctors either don't know about time limits or don't care." More from this Member | Report Response

"That their pediatric department is no good." More from this Member | Report Response

"It takes a while to get there, so leave early in the morning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have changed the interview format this year. There are two 30 minute interviews; one open and one closed file. Interviews are all over the place, but a staff member personally takes you to and picks you up from each interview. They make the day as stress free as possible, and this was a nice touch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Chicago Traffic!! Literally took me 1 hour 30 minutes to go about 15 miles. Plan to be there well in advance. Also make sure you have an alternate route in case highways are locked up. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush has a lot of institutional grant and loan monies available--it appears to help offset the REALLY high tuition. Also, Rush has migrated to a paperless admissions committee review process this year--and it's been LOADED with problems. As a result, they didn't interview anyone for nearly three months. I asked about the delay in my application (six months) and whether it corresponded to Rush's level of interest in me. My interviewer said that because of the computer glitches, it did not (although in any other year, it would). So--don't despair if you haven't heard from Rush yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly everyone is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Doctors are the one giving the interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish i had known how intense the interviews were know to be. i later realized that many people had had similar experiences there, but i was not expecting the intensity of it. whatever you do, don't take what your interviewer is saying to personally and don't get too frusterated. maybe other people don't need this advice, but it would have helped me." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"How far away the school is from the airport. It took me two hours on the airport express bus to get to the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"there were only 4 other interviewees. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There's basically one building." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school is a maze!!! Bring a map!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How low stress it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was gooing to sit there for an hour before we started anything. I also would have liked to know that I was going to get one interview before lunch, then wait until 2 pm for the next one. What a long day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research projects can be carried on outside of Rush - sometimes sponsored by the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviews are first thing in the morning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'd be seeing a cadaver." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing; I researched the school extensively." More from this Member | Report Response

"-" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were FIRST thing in the day ! " More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no reason to stress about this one; the whole day is really laidback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Morning traffick was worse than I predicted. I did some detailed research on the school so I nearly eliminated the element of surprise. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Average debt is over $150,000. How cold Chicago is (I'd forgotten that wind!) The "L" ride from the North side of town is almost 2 hours!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I sat around a lot. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had eaten before. My stomach was growling during the interview. The lunch was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they do 3rd year rotations through cook county hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"The traffic in the morning is horrible!!! Set aside twice as much time as you think you need!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, everythign went really well!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"they have a pass, fail, and high pass system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's alot of down time between interviews and activities. Bring something to keep you occupied." More from this Member | Report Response

"Apparently, the M2 year, not the M1, is the killer one at Rush." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. But here is a tip: if you are driving to RUSH, allow extra time for traffic. The traffic is brutal around when you are supposed to be at the school. Also, you can park in the RUSH visitor parking for free but don't forget to ask for parking validation at the admission office." More from this Member | Report Response

"I live in CHicago and am very familiar with RUsh" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't talk research, there's basically none there." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nothing - came out feeling very impressed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush is an amazing school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would recommend not only knowing the ins and outs of your application, but why you wrote about them and what your exact motivations are beyond what is written in your personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay close to campus, get a good night sleep, try to make friends with fellow candidates and just try to enjoy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school if you want to get involved in the community" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was genuine and really down to earth. Great school, in all." More from this Member | Report Response

"Its an amazing institution" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't be nervous about your Rush interview - if you know yourself and know what Rush stands for, you will be fine. They told us during the interview that they are just trying to make sure that you are who you represented yourself to be on your application, so as long as you are true to yourself you'll do great :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"AWESOME!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You do go outside during winter so bring warm stuff, shoes that aren't easy to slip in. Prepare for the interview but not too much, most interviewers weren't bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really liked the school and the city. Would love to get an acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview day. Come with questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you walk into the professional building from the parking lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a high stress interview as long as you go in knowing that you are going to be expected to be communicative, and know what you wrote on your secondary, and be able to expand those experiences and add to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great Location. Great People. Incredible New hospital being built. So nice. Huge Medical Complex. Great Teaching place. lots of hot women if your a man! Doctors are your friends and teachers. Chicago has tons to see and do. I never thought Rush was this good. You have to see to believe that Rush is a TOP notch school. You will be trained a good doctor. They have you shadow and acutally do diagnosing as an M1. Sick Sick school. I hope I get in. I cant wait to go there!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Each interview was scheduled to be 30 minutes each. Both of my interviewers followed the time frame. Come with 10-15 minutes of questions. (about 3-4 good questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's worth filling out that beast of a secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"After looking at the website, I wasn't sure I would like Rush; the interview convinced me that I would!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid-back day all around!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Applicants are interviewed twice. One interview is open-file and one is closed-file." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem really happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome people. Rush seems like a very awesome place to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their curriculum is undergoing major reform, and this will continue to occur in the upcoming years. Both my interviewers were really nice - the interview was definitely more of an interview rather than a conversation (more focused). Almost everyone I interviewed with had a great day and really enjoyed the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, great experience and wonderful interviews. They are just curious to get to know you. Very low stress. People from admissions office take you from the meeting room to each interview so you don't get lost." More from this Member | Report Response

"one interview was open file, the other was supplemental only" More from this Member | Report Response

"i really loved it and i am 99.99 percent sure i will be matriculating here (i got accepted, hooray!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"you have 2 interviewers, one has access to your whole file, the other has access to your supplemental only. I thought I did very well with my open file interview, wasn't so sure of my 2nd one because it was so brief and she mostly spoke about her experience at Rush. In the end I got in so I guess they liked me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was very warm and friendly. The interviews were rapid fire questions. There were 25 people total being interviewed. The interviews were done first so you could relax and enjoy the tour and extra info." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two interviews, both one on one. One is a ''co-curricular interview'' which means it is essentially closed-file except that you interviewer has access to your secondary application. The other is the ''academic interview'' where you interviewer has access to your whole application. I really enjoyed the interview day and I learned a lot about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good School. Its integration with the hosptial gives a good environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush supposedly has a second look day. I am reserving my final judgment until I can have another look around. It is a REALLY expensive school, mostly because the amount of financial aid you get is crap -- its almost all loans. Congenial students and nice faculty teaching in crappy lecture halls don't necessarily make the $200K you will accumulate in debt worth it when you leave for residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a positive experience. No weird questions, they definitely were just trying to get to know me and not grill me about health care politics or moral issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was lucky that I was in a group that had interviews in the morning and then the tour in the afternoon. It made the whole thing a lot less stressful because we got the interviews over early and could focus on asking the current students questions during lunch and the tours. Everything was very well-organized about the day. Lunch was pretty good and they had muffins and coffee upon arrival. I REALLY RECCOMEND taking advantage of their student housing option which allowed me to arrive the day before my interview and stay with M1 students who were extremely helpful and friendly, answered all my questions, and took me with them to study in the computer lab, library, and even to anatomy tutorial so I could feel what it was like to be a Rush M1 student. It was worth sleeping on the couch to get all that extra experience. Plus, one of the students that I stayed with walked me to the interview site so I had no problems arriving exactly where I needed to be without a lot of stress. Plus, it was free…. About the interview, I was really lucky in that my interviewers were totally laid back and I really clicked with them. The first interview had more ''tough'' questions than the second, but they were both basic ''getting to know you and your motives and goals'' which was fairly un-stressful. Just be sure you know the answers to those questions yourself and can express them clearly. Although MY interviewers were really laid back, there was another prospective that had two really hard interviews- she said that every question was ethical during her first interview (even handing her an article to read and reflect on during the interview!) and that during her second interview, the interviewer just fired question after question going right down a list with no real conversation. Because Rush has no standard questions that every interviewer must ask, it's really luck of the draw as far as what you'll be facing in your interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduction to each other and the recruitment director, 2 interviews (open and closed file), a laid back lunch with the students, tours of the facilities, and out by 2:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a great time. Even though you go in worried, they immediately make you feel at home and comfortable. Even though the interviews were in the afternoon, once you were there, it was in a very relaxed environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"a very very chill day. both of my interviewers were very laid back and easy to talk to and everyone was super nice. don't stress about interviewing here at all and enjoy the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a long but pretty stress free day. The interviews are pretty relaxed and typical; getting them out of the way in the morning is nice, so you can enjoy your afternoon tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was awesome. You have an orientation first..and the admissions director is very honest and straight forward. The nice thing about Rush's admission process is that you have just as much of a chance of being accepted in march as you do if you had interviewed in october or november (they told us that on interview day). So a march interviewee is definitely interviewing for open spots. You have two interviews. One open file the other closed file with access to your secondary. The closed file interview was definitely a lot more fun and enjoyable. Both interviewers were just trying to get to know you as a person. I did not get any hard questions or ethical questions. Enjoy the day..it will be fun!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day was very structured and really laid back. The interviews were more of a conversation than a Q and A session. Overall, a totally stress free day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed, but at the same time you know you are there to see if this medical school is a good match for you. They flat out tell you that the interview day is to see if you are a good fit for Rush, and based on the interview format, they do just that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Going into the interview, I honestly didn't expect to be wowed by the facilities and the staff, which is what I felt after the day's agenda was done. Rush is a great school and their admissions staff will exert every possible effort to make sure that the interview experience is a pleasant one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive, stress free, with everyone very enthusiastic. It was low-key and I wasn't drilled at all about really difficult questions or concentrated on the faults of my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After being welcomed, we were given an overview of the day. The interviews were held in the morning, after which we were given a clinical tour by an M3 student and resident. Next, we had lunch with a group of medical students. These then took us on a tour of the college itself. We had plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the school and student life. Overall, it was a great day. Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes, as you'll be doing a LOT of walking!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire day was choreographed to perfection and everyone seemed to be making a genuine effort to make us have a pleasant and stress-free time. Their students are excellent not just academically, but also as caring and personable individuals. The school is heavily invested in its community activities and in this regard, boasts some impressive statistics. If you're looking for a sunny campus with outdoorsy setups, Rush is a poor choice. They are crammed into a few buildings with few windows and even the gym facilities are located off-campus in UIC and other areas. Although if you're willing to sell your soul to medical school and want to study in a top class institution in an artsy city with plenty to do during your breaks, Rush is located perfectly. Finally, if you are the type who cares more about actually making a difference as a physician rush is the place for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. I left feeling like this could be my school and was happy about getting an interview. <fingers crossed>" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of the 3 schools I've interviewed at so far, it was my favorite. The faculty aren't paid to teach. They are paid to do research but the teaching is voluntary. Many faculty stick around for long periods of time, because they like it there so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really pleseant and informative. They answered half of my questions with their information packets, so be prepared with lots. Looks like a great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interview was open file-with a phd, the other was closed (with access to secondary essays) with an MD...both were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good interviews x2, though one was with a good-lookin doc and I was a bit distracted..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I absolutely loved Rush and hope that I get accepted there! The day started with a greeting and looking through the schedule and other handouts given to us. Next, I had an open-file interview from 9:30-10:30 and then a closed-file interview from 10:45-11:45. Folliwing this there was a clinical tour (hospital), lunch with Rush Medical Students, and an academic tour (lecture halls, library, etc.), and then a final debriefing session explaining what's next in the admissions process. We were done promptly by 2PM, and the day was extremely organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"people are friendly, the interviews are short, overall a good experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very organized and staff took you directly to your interview and picked you up so that you didn't get lost. We were given a packet of information about the school and program and had to opportunity to meet a number of students from all four years during the tour and during lunch. The 2 interviewers were very friendly and definitely seemed interested in getting to know me and convince me to go to Rush, rather than trying to fluster me. It was an early day (8:30), unfortunately, but we were done by 2 pm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"went to the gameroom, about 18 students there, mostly OOS. presentations, tour of the facilities, lunch with students, interview scheduals arrives, first interview around 1:30 and closed for about 30 min, second interview around 2:30 open mostly ethical and around 70 min. Finally closing statements by the president of the school and other departments. Finally home sweet home!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience but others had a rough time. A girl had non stop questions from her secondary. Make sure you know what you wrote because you will regret it if you dont." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were two interviews. One was closed file, and the other was open file. We were escorted to our interviews in a timely and efficient manner. We got a clinical and an academic tour by M2, M3, and M4 students. They answered all of our questions and offered valuable advice. I throughly enjoyed my day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview day. The students were friendly and helpful, well organized day, relaxed atmosphere, they take you to and from the interview areas (I have been lost before) diversity is apparent and celebrated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of people talk about the UIC vs. Rush comparison. I learned something today. At Rush, you belong to a family. Every faculty member knows one another. Every faculty member knows every student by first name. They all get along, hang out, have dinner together, get drinks together, joke around with eachother, etc. People DO love it there. I did not get that vibe when I interviewed at UIC. I'm not saying UIC is inferior, but I AM saying that Rush is much more suited for me. I like students working together, I like a school where people actually go to class, and I like feeling as if every single person in the Rush Medical Center is working towards a common goal together. They care about their students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews -- one closed and one open. One of my interviewers was a psychologist who works in the Dean's Office. He asked me great questions and had a wealth of knowledge about Rush and its curriculum. I was concerned ahead of time that he was not a physician but he was the most informed person I met the whole day! Plus, he was a really nice guy. Staff escort you to the interviews and pick you up. Sure beats getting lost -- my norm at other schools. The students also give a tour (including the hospital!), refreshments and a yummy lunch are served. There are some brief presentations about Rush and some of its programs. They are very serious about their volunteer program and give you a lot of information about it. The students think the volunteer program is one of the best opportunities they could have!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have two interviews: one totally open-file and one totally closed-file. However, my open file interview was really closed because he was in surgery all morning and didn't have time to read my file, but I thought it was friendly enough. Then my closed file interview was awful, he questioned my ability to perform during residency given my age and left me 25 minutes to ask him questions. His answers were vague and not very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"It left me questioning the school. With its disorganization, how frustrating would it be to be a student there? I get the sense that Rush would be a great place to be resident, but I'm not sure about a med student. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very organized. it was easy to find the place. free parking. refreshments are provided. Everybody that you will meet will be happier than the next. its a VERY happy and nice environment. Two tours and then a person takes you to and from your interview rooms. thats pretty dam nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews. One open and one closed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it went pretty well and I really liked the school and would love to attend. I was waitlisted about 5 weeks later and am hoping I will still get accepted in the next few months." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived at the conference hall around 8:00 am... they don't start with the basics until 8:30 am... remember to drink some coffee it's a pretty long day with a lot of walking..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very low stress. The interviews felt more like conversations rather than actual interviews. The interviewers were very nice and truly cared about you. One thing I suggest is have questions ready for your interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were easy, to say the least. My open-file interviewer didn't ask me a single question about myself really. He almost seemed to assume I was in for sure. My closed-file interviewer just chatted with me about the school and health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience. I came in with some misgivings about Rush and its reputation, and left convinced that this would be one of my top choices. Just found out that I was admitted, so I'm really excited at the prospect of going!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviewers were very knowledge and positive of the campus environment. They asked me questions regarding my MCAT scores and academic record but were really trying to get a sense of me that was beyond just the numbers. I was impressed about how relaxed they made me feel." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole experience was very informative and not very stressful. They really wanted to provide us with a lot of information about the school. We got a tour in the morning and got to ask a lot of questions. Then there were two 30min interviews in the afternoon (one open file, one closed). It was a really great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really low stress, but again it depends on individual interviewers, My interviewers only talked to me about what I felt coming here and that was pretty much it. The rest of the interview they talked about going to medical school, how's technology working in medicine. Most of the interview they kept saying "what can I tell you about Rush" In the end my open file interviewer kind of freaked me out when he asked me all the places where I applied and went through each cities but then in the end said you are still young there are more ways to get there than one and you have a lot of time...I was like what the ... is he rejecting me already??? But Alhamdulillah I got in so ..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was well organized and a person walks you to and from your interviews. You have 2 interviews 1 open file, the other closed both 30 min long. I felt that they were really easy but many students (60-80%) complained that they were asked difficult ethical questions or stupid bio questions like "how does one get aids? or cancer?" Regardless, I must have done well enough to get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were both very friendly and easy to talk to. It seemed like they were pleased with my file and my responses so things were very low-stress = ). I spent a lot of the time just shootin' the shit basically. Some of it was medicine but a lot of it was random stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was organized very well with a welcome session followed by a clinical tour with 2 M3 students and then lunch and Q/A with M2 students. After lunch, we had another brief tour and then we were supposed to have 2 separate 30 minute interviews (even though my second one lasted 1 hour). One interview was open file and one was closed (even though both of mine were closed, which was fine with me!). The interviews were both VERY relaxed and not stressful at all. Overall, it was a very enjoyable interview day and I really hope to get accepted!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a bit nervous at first, but as soon as I started my interview, I found the interviewer very kind and easy to talk too. The best advice I can give is to be yourself and relax. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Visiting Rush was definitely a positive experience, it absolutely positively affected my view of the school. The interviews were low to no stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"After showing up late and first interviewer being unavailable, the day went great. I enjoyed talking with my two interviewers and I never felt uncomfortable. The questions didn't deviate from application. No crazy cancer, current event or technical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The first one was open file and consisted of the standard questions. He kept glancing at the wall clock behind me, which was a bit disconcerting--but whatever. Some other applicants on my day said that their interviewers asked them to discuss what causes diabetes or cancer, but I didn't get any of that. Nor did I get any ethics questions, which surprised me. The closed file interview was VERY laid-back and conversational. He made it a point to really sell me on Rush so that I could make a fully informed decision based on the program and its future plans." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two hour long interviews. One open file and one closed file. Lunch is served with med students. The day ends around 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite the recent posts, the interview was really laid back. If you're a nontraditional student, be able to justify all your decisions (why changing career, motivations, etc.)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I spent the night with a student host in Campus Court (student housing). The day started with two faculty interviews, one open file and one closed file. After that they gave a campus tour. The campus is connected to both the hospital and the nursing school. At one point of the tour, we entered an area of 30 students having lunch. One of the kids in my tour group asked "where are all of the guys?" Everyone in the room was a female. The school is comprised of 65% girls with a nursing school attached to the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really laid back. There were no ethical questions asked or anything that might be considered difficult. However, it does depend on the doctors you interview with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not bad, this wasnt one of my top schools going in and stayed as a back up school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice student body and staff. 65% women for those single guys out there! One open, one closed interview with an MD and PhD. Open was traditionally formal interview, closed was casual conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The other posts on this website had me worried that this was going to be a very intense, high stress interview but that wasn't the case at all. My interviews went very smoothly. They pretty much just wanted to know about my backround and experiences etc. The school seems pretty laid back and so do the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the interviews were intense. My interviewers asked me almost everything. My first interviewer kept asking me to elaborate on my answer. For example, I would give him an answer after which he would say "aside from the answer you gave me, can you think of other reasons?" I just kept repeating my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall pretty good. The second interviewer was a chld psychiatrist, so his interview was very stress-oriented. He immediately asked me why I wore a black suit, why I am bothering to apply to medical school, what my MCAT score is, if I have a girlfriend, if I will stay with her, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush is a good school, and it was my third interview so I have adequate experience to compare it to other IL schools. Bascially, the staff and students did not seem very enthusiastic about the school, not that there is anything inherently terrible about that, but I just did not feel that sense of belonging to that school! It seemed that possibly there is more independence of students there than it seemed at other campuses. This can be good for others, but it wasn't something that I'm interested in." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a really good day at Rush. I felt that the interviews were challenging, and since there were my first I was somewhat nervous. However, the atmosphere is really relaxed, warm, and friendly. I felt that I would find the support that I'm sure we will all seek from our schools during the next four years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some people really like this school, I just didn't see myself here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush is a very good school for training future clinicians. By their own admission, they put patient care above research, although many opportunities exist for research experiences. There were two interview sessions, one was open file and basically went over the standard "Why medicine?," ethics, and personal problem questions; the other was closed file and the interviewer's only prior knowledge of me was my name. The closed file interview was very laid back and was more of a meandering conversation. The tour and its guides were very informative and worthwhile. Overall I liked the whole experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is more of a concern about this school. I was accepted elsewhere and I'm incredibly torn. I wonder why Rush does not report to the US News survery that leads to medical school ranking. I know that it may be frivolous to rely solely on rankings in the selection of a school, especially considering that Rush is a place I can see myself spend the next few years of my life at, however, the reputation of your medical school still carries some weight in the subsequent residency placement. I guess, if you're interviewing here in the future, make sure to ask this question, and clarify (for your own peace of mind if you decide to go there) the politics behind this process. Is their reputation so impaired, or, in fact, historicaly poor, that they feel it shouldn't be reported? Where exactly do they rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff seemed nice. One of the interviewers kept answering pages and talked about nothing important while I was sitting in her office, almost like I was bothering her. The day was way too long. I was there at 8 something, sat around, had a couple meetings, then interview, then lunch, then sat around, then interview again. I got out of there after 3 pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews and a tour were conducted over a 5 hour period. The first interviewer did not speak English very well and was just filling out answers on a worksheet. When the interviewer did not get the "correct" answer in a certain amount of time, he would just tell me his answer and move on; a couple of times, his was an answer to a different question – again because a language barrier existed. The second interviewer seemed negative from the beginning. He spent half of my interview talking about the year I took off from college 16 years ago. The same questions were asked over and over again. The education portion of my AMCAS application was all that was covered. This interviewer did most of the talking and went off on tangents at every opportunity; he clearly liked to talk. I was not asked at all about the career that I have had for the last 10 years nor was I asked about any of my extracurricular activities or achievements. My research and volunteer activities were also not covered. I don’t think this interviewer even read my application; if he actually had taken the time to study it at all, it did not show. I don’t understand why I was invited to interview if they were not interested in me (the secondary application asks you to write 15 essays). During the tour, the two first year students spent all of the time talking to the pretty girls that were interviewing alongside myself. Neither tour guide spent much time with my questions. The facilities are beautiful - no doubt paid for by the high tuition. All classes are conducted in the same building so it is convenient. The medical students are happy with their school. After talking to many physicians in the Chicago area, I got the feeling that the school is not that prestigious. Also, there did not seem to be much credible research being conducted at the school that did not originate from other institutions or from outside physicians. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A refreshingly friendly and supportive atmosphere. Overall, it was more fun than stressful. I was also impressed with how nice the facilities were. A school I would be proud to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"8:45am - Arrive at Admissions office 9:15 - Admissions director still not out of meeting 9:30 - Director of fin aid talks with us 10 - Closed interview (1 hour) 11:15 - Open interview (40 minutes) noon - lunch (complimentary, but just the salad bar and a drink) 12:30pm - Med student takes us on tour; anatomy lab, a classroom, student lounge." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the school alot. From the facilities to the students, everything was impressive. The great impression of Rush was all the hands-on experience one can get in just the first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was an open file interview and a closed file interview each was over an hour long ( they were supposed to be at least thirty minutes each: lunch was held in a nice lounge that is normally reserved for physicians during the tour segment: i had one interview in the morning and one in the afternoon: total time spent at the school was about six hours:" More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew a sufficient amount about this school going into the interview, but knew of no defining characteristics. Following the interview, it's a very solid school in my mind. I'd definitely go here over many schools. Location is amazing, the reputation and quality of education have been consistently rising over the past 10 years, and there are no major negatives." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like they actually listened to my responses and cared about what I was saying. I felt like we both accomplished something." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience started with a close interview first thing in the morning. Then then financial aid talks were given, then my second interview, which was open was given. The tour took us all around the facility and that was it ! The experience overall was very positive. The dean was amazing and so encouraging. It was very apparent just how enthusiastic she was about the school in general. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great day at my interview at Rush. Rush doesnt talk themselves up much, so its hard to know what to expect. They really give you the feeling like they want you to choose them instead of the other way around. This would be a perfect place to have a first interview. Rush def. went from being a consideration to a top choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire experience was more comfortable and pleasant than I thought it would be. I felt that the interviewers tried their best to learn more about me beyond the numbers. It was more like a conversation rather than an inquisition, which I enjoyed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interviews day went well. For the most part the interviewers asked pretty standard questions but were less "conversational" than I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole experience was REALLY laid back. Talk to the students everywhere you go, and see if these are the kids you want to spend your next four years with." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was pretty intense and intimidating... asking me nothing but questions about my weaknesses and ethics. Second one was closed file and very simple, but that interviewer didn't seem very interested in talking to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I didn't get the best feeling about the school. The student who led the tour was a first year and didn't seem too enthusiastic, and my interviewers were either not very personable or purposely intimidating. I left without really understanding Rush is truly like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a wonderful time at Rush. This was not my best interview but it was a fun day. The interviewers were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very pleasant. Improved my perspective of Rush from neutral to definitely a top choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pretty good and relaxed interview. They just wanted to have a conversation with me and really didnt put too much pressure on. They seemed to be trying to sell the school on me more than I was trying to sell myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a pretty standard visit. An orientation type meeting, my interviews, lunch with students, then a tour. Get there early, the complex is huge and there are a bunch of buildings attached to eachother. It can be hard to find your way around. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview experience was great. It was very relaxing and the interviewers truly did just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very enjoyable, great responses from interviewers, one of the interviewers even called me afterwards to thank me for such a pleasant interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rush is lots of fun. I liked it there a lot. The interviews went really well except the last guy talked for a long time about medicine and said a lot of the things that I wanted to say but he was very nice over all. Don't freak out if this happens to you, it's not that big a deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience - as enjoyable as an interview can be, that is. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable, and even prep you with some information on your interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interview was a closed interview and the other was open. In the open interview, I was asked many ethical questions, but nothing too hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were two interviews, one was open-file with a member of the adcom while the other was closed-file with a faculty member or clinician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good. Great administration. Students seem very happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very laid back and the interviewers are just trying to learn more about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I got a good impression of the school from the staff and students. I was very impressed with the friendliness of the interview coordinator and the first year students seemed really happy to be there. You get a sense of a caring, community type feeling on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two interviewers: one closed one open file." More from this Member | Report Response

"VEry laid back, KNow yourself, and what you have submitted in your application. Be open and honest. ANd just be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were nice and interesting people, but the school just wasn't that great. Also, the anatomy lab needed some serious fumagation (that's the worst I've been in)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the school and the people gave a good impression. The interviews were pretty laid-back and the schedule was very efficient. The student tour-guides were honest but enthusiastic about where they were going to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very relaxed for the most part. They actually spent more time talking than I. They shared about themselves and, while they said my chances were favorable, gave me advice about what to do if I get wait-listed or rejected." More from this Member | Report Response

"A terribly long day because of the 6 hours I was there, 4.5 of it was spent in the waiting room. However, everyone is very friendly and helpful. Interviewers were friendly and interested." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a good experience. My first closed-file interview went by really fast. My second interviwer liked to take long pauses between questions while he flipped through my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked Rush and hope to hear from them soon. I got a good feeling about the school and feel that they represented themselves honestly and fully." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress, except it's hard to answer that many ethical questions hoping you're being sincere while saying the right things. I think they were just looking for a thoughful answer, not necessarily a right answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were wonderful. The staff was extremely nice and open to questions. This was a fun and enlightening experience. Be yourself. Check out the facilities and the people. You'll love it. I would give Rush my highest recommendation. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 149
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 95
Neutral 7
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 102

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 61
Out of state 39

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 42
2-3 hours 24
4-6 hours 23
7+ hours 7

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 35
Automobile 46
Train or subway 21
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 47
$101-$200 10
$201-$300 10
$301-$400 5
$401-$500 4
$501+ 6

What airport did you use?

PHL to OHR

Midway

Chicago Midway

O'hare

MID

MDW

MCI

ORD

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 16
Friends or family 23
Hotel 20
Home 5
Other 0

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
8.26 108

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
9.02 108

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.19 108

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.65 55

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 56

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.14 51

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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