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University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1882
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 314
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University of Illinois College of Medicine (UIC-Med)
Allopathic Medical School
Chicago
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 262 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $38,396
  • Non - Resident Tuition $75,396
  • Application Fee -
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 67.0

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions Office
  • MC-783; Room 165 CME
  • 808 South Wood Street
  • Chicago 60612
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Illinois College of Medicine serves the State across four sites - Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana. As the largest medical school in the country with over 2,600 culturally and economically diverse medical students and trainees, the University of Illinois College of Medicine provides superb scientific and clinical training.

Curriculum

The goals of the medical curriculum at Chicago are two-fold: 1. to graduate beginning physicians who have mastered the knowledge, acquired the skills, developed the attitudes, and adopted the professional behavior and commitment to lifelong learning necessary to begin the graduate portion of their study of medicine in the discipline of their choice; and 2. to enable students to learn the arts and sciences of medicine that are basic to any career path open to the medical profession.

Facilities

UIC has tremendous assets in its faculty and its clinical education and research programs. To continue providing the highest level of patient care, attracting the best and brightest faculty and students, and discovering cutting-edge cures and treatments, we must have technically innovative facilities.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 195
Negatively 27
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.54 256

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.87 180

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make sure to accommodate peoples dietary restrictions, especially if you ask about it. Otherwise just specify that accommodations won't be made and people can make their own adjustments." More from this Member | Report Response

"Directions to the conference room were not good. Directions to the interviews were very specific, but let applicants know they will be outside." More from this Member | Report Response

"The application status page looks archaic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Using anything more immediate than physical mail for decisions would do wonders to relieve anxieties of all applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Change the system for signing up for an interview date... it's very inconvenient to have to check online for dates that are open and then call in the office to schedule. The website in general is very awkward and hard to figure out. Also, the Chicago spots fill up quickly and they won't give more dates until the other campus interviews fill up. Makes it kind of awkward for OOS who need to interview in Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, great experience, really laidback, got to meet a lot of people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Send final decisions through email (and regular mail if accepted)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found the website to be very difficult to navigate. It seems like there is a lot of very good information on the site, but I had to go through multiple pages to find what I was looking for." More from this Member | Report Response

"utilize email" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"There needs to be an explanation of status changes on the status website. If it wasn't for SDN, I wouldn't have known to call in to schedule an interview when the grid shows up. Also, please make the Dean come on time to his presentation!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Without SDN, I would have had no idea how the whole status update thing works..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow students to know who is interviewing them before hand." More from this Member | Report Response

"Status check website is quite mysterious and steps should be taken to make it less cryptic." More from this Member | Report Response

"When offered an interview at the school you need to call in to set up the interview date. The person on the phone was really rude, and I was very unsure where online I could find the dates for the interviews that were being offered. I had to call in twice to get all the date written down and the locations the interviews would be. The person on the phone was quite rude, and very unhelpful. Also, they did not send me a confirmation email till almost a week after my scheduling of the date (4 days before the interview!). The email was very vague about what the day would be like, and what time the day would end, which makes it very challenging for those coming out of town. Basically, since my interview was in the afternoon (11:30 am slot), the day was: 11:30-12:15 Dean of school describes school !2:30-1:30 Lunch with med students 1:30-2 tour of campus 2-4:30 3 separate interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow applicants to set up interviews online and inform applicants of their status electronically" More from this Member | Report Response

"Email applicants in regards to completion status and interview invites. I would have not known about" More from this Member | Report Response

"Allow students to reschedule! The lady I talked to was sooo rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"gino's pizza" More from this Member | Report Response

"Find better interviewers! One of my interviewers suggested that I should not come to the school beca" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure that your interviewers are prepared for interview day. I am definitely understanding thoug" More from this Member | Report Response

"Update the website. Go paperless in applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Send mail to preferred address on the AMCAS application instead of the permanent address." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC has, by far, one of the friendliest admissions staff I have dealt with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Revamp status page so that it is more user friendly and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was never contacted by anyone to tell me that I had an interview. This actually happened two years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff in admissions was very nice and helpful, no complaints." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers seemed indifferent on getting to know me. I was happy that he would allow me" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do a ''welcome'' at the beginning - it just promotes a higher level of feeling comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff more people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Abandon the panel interview in favor of two individual interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medicine/What led you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you want others to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you be an advocate for a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think would happen to the Affordable Care Act now? ( talked a lot about Obamacare)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something interesting about yourself that can't be found in your essays (all 3 asked me this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you done any clinical research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be an engineer? (My dad's an engineer)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why should I save a spot for you at UIC? Are you going to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So I see you're a musician, what do you love about music?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same ethic questions that other people have mentioned" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on defensive medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the low GPA? Tell me about your most significant research experience (very detailed here, talked for half the time about it). Why medicine and not just PhD (I have a lot of research)? Tell me more about your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: If you sent a patient to multiple specialists but they could not reach a consensus, what would you do? What is your opinion about government mandated HPV vaccinations for elementray school children? How would you demonstrate cultural competence as a physician? (Jokingly) If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be and why? Most questions came from a script." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know any Indian people? If you had a day off from school or work what would you do? Will you continue to do the extracurriculars or things you did in college at UIC? Will you continue to do research at UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if parents of a patient refused treatment for their child's club foot because the club foot was a blessing in their culture and treatment would bring shame to the family" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does patient advocacy mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine & not grad school? (i have a lot of research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about health care reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UIC? Why do you want to be a doctor? (Actually, all three asked me this.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the best and worst part of (one of my particular clinical experiences)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like your patients to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think professionalism means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a hardship of yours." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why UIC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when you were faced with an ethical dilemma." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UIC/Chicago? (I am OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one attribute that you find most important in a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are some issues in health care? What are your weaknesses? What would you do if a female patient only wanted a female physician, but you were an administrator at a clinic (I'm female) with no clinical privileges & the clinic was full of all male physicians? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 1 (MD) : Why Medicine. Why UIC. What do you think of Pres. Obama's healthcare plan. From here on it became a rather one-sided lecture on the benefits of the public option. (I felt like I blew the interview because of the lecture-like nature of the "interview" - it didn't help that this was my very first med school interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty: Tell me about yourself. Why UIC? Name some of your strengths and weakness. How would your best friend/parents describe you? What are the top 3 problems facing physicians? Ethical question about an uninsured patient who requests that you pretend he is his brother who has insurance who needs emergency procedure. What would you do if you couldn't be a physician? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UIC? (I'm OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you about medicine? Why UIC? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? where do you see yourself in 5/10/15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Tell me about x,y,z activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a medical student interview me. Very relaxed. What is your favorite movie and book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Hypothetical situation about abortion/parental notification. Hypothetical situation about giving a patient the wrong medication but there is no adverse effect - what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5/10/15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your view of the medical profession changed since you were a child?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What is the most important scientific innovation made in the last 10 years? If a patient was going to die in two months no matter the treatment given what would you do? Why UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 1: Why do you do research? What makes you want to volunteer? What do you think the biggest issue is in healthcare right now? What specialty do you want to pursue? As a doctor how would you help the uninsured population? (just you) What made you want to become a doctor? Tell me about some medical innovations that have been significant recently." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 1: (Basic questions) Why Medicine? Why UIC? Where would you travel and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a stressful situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UIC? Do you know what Socialized Medicine is? Tell me about your volunteer experiences. Can you speak Gujurati?( this question, and other questions were asked about my secondary application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a typical day in your life 15 or 20 years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself, your family and your life in general up to this point. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MD, faculty: Have you considered other professions? Tell me about your life. Are there other MDs in your family? Why medicine? Tell me about a time when your integrity was questioned." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses? How would your friends describe you? If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? What problems do you think physicians (as a group) encounter? What are the most important issues in this election for you personally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the rigors of med school/what do you do for stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a medical student and you made a mistake no one would find out about, would you tell someone the next day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero? Why do you want to be doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See two above" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"''Why UIC?''" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How would you solve the healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (which progressed into health policy)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with healthcare, what are some issues facing healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you come to UIC if the Urban Health Program wasn't here? (I told my interviewer that it was a big draw for me.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UIC? Describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I manage stress and frustrations" More from this Member | Report Response

"Future problem in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Future of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel are some major issues regarding public health in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three most recent advances in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"2 of the interviews were pretty pointless...no good questions...the 3rd was great...they two students asked the normal questions about stress and dealing with failure" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"this was a while ago... i don't really remember..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What area of practice do you want to enter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The U.S. healthcare and how do you plan to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why and MD/JD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''How and why would you persuade (a) an obese stranger with no scientific knowledge and (b) a fellow classmate in college to take a biochemistry class?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you aren't studying, thinking about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"See interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with the US health care system? What can be done about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above for examples" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a significant experience which led you toward the medical career. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is angina? How do you treat it? Can you tell me the physiology of how the medication works? (Don't worry, they probably asked me that because I work at a cardiology clinic)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe various health care systems in the world. What is wrong with American health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be in an MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be sure to have some questions==you see three people and they all say : do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how well do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all the medical schools you've applied to, where does UIC rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you decided on medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why a doctor and not something else in the medical field (RN, public health, etc)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivated you to volunteer in so many different places?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the 3 major healthcare systems (was kind of vague in his approach didn't know what he was looking for at first, but in case anyone cares, looking for US, England, and Canada)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine instead of another career that emphasizes contribution to society? (Asked by student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why the university of illinois?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your opinion of the state of healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of health care in the US? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you do research? Explain it." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is one big problem facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions specific to what I'd written in my essays- the only thing they have to look at during the interview is your essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you do for fun." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself and why you want to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is something about you that is not in your file that you'd like me to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are you passionate about? How has this affected your desire to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Considering that your parents are both doctors, what do they think about you doing rural health?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what qualities should a physician have? (they jumped rigtht into my application, didn't ask "Tell me about yourself" or anything)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did growing up on a farm shape your outlook on life and contribute to your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research. (may want to bring a blank sheet of paper and a functioning pen--the guy asked me to draw out diagrams)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides patient care, what other responsibilities should doctors assume?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the U.S. healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where your integrity was challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would you really consider coming here? (i attend an ivy league school)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you read a newspaper? What artistic talents do you have? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught a student cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What academic obstacle have you overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your essay, you talk about compassionate medicine. What does it mean to be a compassionate physician? How will you go about doing this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your (undergraduate) school is very prestigous in medicine, why do you want to come to UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? The interviewers only had the AMCAS personal statement. They did not have the MCAT scores either. So 2 of the 3 interviewers had some follow up questions on my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to your undergradute college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Do yo want to go to UIC" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions regarding my personal statement, which is all they had." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did your interest in birds come about? from personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"best and worse trait about you" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself 10-15 years down the road?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medical school now? (I'm a nontraditional applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Problems in health care " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should UIC pick you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem in medicine that you see?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you support to War in IRAQ? (Pick Yes or no) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a bit about yourself. Then various questions about attending boarding school and majoring in the humanities in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever consider the field of informatics; it is a burgeoning field in medicine ( I have a background in computers)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to finance your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We don't expect you to offer solutions, but what are some current issues in health care that concern you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how has my integrity been tested" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time where you thought you might not succeed, and how you dealt with that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UIC? What do you do for fun? How many books do you read a year? Would you treat an uninsured child in your clinic if you knew his family could not pay?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medicine and not social work or something similar?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be involved in the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With all the quality medical schools in Chicago, why would you choose UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List 3 words that describe you and elaborate on one of them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personal strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How will AIDS affect us and why should we do something about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who or what have been the greatest influences on your decision to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What personal characteristics might hinder your success as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about something not in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of Questions about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do your relieve your stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of questions about the personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why UIC? (Be prepared for this one)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what are your pet peeves?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was your decision to pursue medicine a lightbulb moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to this medical school (UIC)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Getting a PhD requires a lot of time in the lab, do you think you can put in the time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What question do you want to be asked?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you dealt with a stressful situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of a physician's life has to do with mentorship. Teach me how to do something." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of ethical questions, but they chose from a list" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite fairy tale? And why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what will you do if you get into medical school and you find yourself failing the first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about the money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just regular questions. Nothing was really special" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about Chicago/what have you seen in the city (b/c I had visited previously)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew a colleague was abusing drugs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does translational research mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of car do you drive? Did you buy it? Was it new or used when you bought it? How does it drive/ How do you drive on the highway?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medications A and B were available, with A being the most effective and expensive, what would you do if your patient couldnt afford medication A?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you want to go into medicine because of your parents? (parents are docs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a person wanted a physician of a specific gender that was not available in that field at the time, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you want your patients to see in you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I'm a double major) How do you feel your academic pursuits outside of science will help you academically in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a difficult roomate" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think healthcare bill would be a success? (Note: My interview was just one day after health care bill was passed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"In light of the recent health care legislation, what would you do as a doctor to improve the health of the 400-500 (as opposed to improving the health of millions) patients that you treat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your emotional intelligence? (do you have realistic expectations for yourself and others?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a classmate make a nonessential mistake" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why is HIV such a problem in Africa? (This was asked since we were talking about my NGO work in East Africa.) What do you think about healthcare? (About which he meant: healthcare reform.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if there were no need of doctors in the world? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 3 : Recent Advancements in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about uninsured paient" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite subject?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really unexpected/interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend was here and you were not, what will he or she say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A lot of questions about my activities, hobbies and life experiences. Everything was conversational and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you attend a different campus? (UIC has multiple campuses for 2-4 yrs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you felt like you actually helped somebody?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does professionalism mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult problem you ever had to solve in school? Note: I am an engineering major, so this question is specific to one of my secondary responses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient was going to die in two months no matter the treatment given what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a doctor how would you help the uninsured population, singlehandedly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our medical school class is big, how would you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself (they said I could say whatever I wanted, so I started with where and how I grew up and ended with hobbies and my college experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that Quantum Mechanics and Biochemistry can be combined into a single study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were queen of the country and you could do anything you want, how would you improve the health care system without raising taxes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in 15 years ? give hour by hour details. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I felt like everything was pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like your patient's to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when your integrity was challenged." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like solving problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why are there still disparities in healthcare and what can be done to solve them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are three recent break-throughs in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you teach ethics? (not me personally, just in general)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you having cancer and your father having cancer pique your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really get any interesting questions; they were mostly the standard ''why medicine'' type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a doctor and the 16 year old daughter of your family friend asked you for birth control pills, would you prescribe them to her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient who was a Jehovah's Witness and the patriarch of the family told you (the physician) that he did not want his wife (the patient) to know that she was going to die if she didn't receive the treatment that their religion would not allow, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had at time where your integrity was questioned and how did you respond? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet any historical figure, which one would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you watch any medical TV shows? Which ones?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in healthcare right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix our health system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about you that I don't know." More from this Member | Report Response

"As an uninsured individual going into medicine how has that affected your impression of the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a story about where you work." More from this Member | Report Response

"It layman's terms tell me three major innovations in medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite cocktail drink?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you see in the future for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see is the biggest problem affecting health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three recent important advances in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think the future of medicine is going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many bottles of shampoo are consumed in US hotels every year? (thought process...not a number)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you think the greatest scientific technology out there right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you encountered a poor lecturer?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you apply late? What if you don't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why an MD/JD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. ''What do you know about HMO's and PPO's.'' 2. ''As a doctor who is a Christian, how would you face a situation that challenged your values or beliefs, such as working in an abortion clinic.'' 3. ''How would you deal with a poverty-stricken patient who needed a critical lab test but didn't have insurance or the funds to do so?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"How important do you think a school/the institution is in determining the ultimate success of its students?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can you say something for me in Spanish? (I'm a Spanish major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a woman who had no insurance and an adenoma came to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If i took a course in English before I moved here from India" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you change your mind and pursue medicine? (from teaching)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get that result in your research, how would you continue." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think a doctor can play a role in health education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you show me right now how to take blood pressure? ( I'm a medical assistant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes in asking for a prescription for a relative without insurance. What do you/how do you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most significant technological advancement from the past decade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you specifically do to change health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What you do if you are not accepted? Tell me about a leadership experience. What kind of qualities should a pt. be looking for? What is a book you read recently? Why is communication really important in medicine? What would you like to specialize in? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what my criticisms of the medical field are" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my current research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you come here? What can I say to convince you to come here? Who are we competing with? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did someone tell you to take your MCAT again (I had a low score the first time!)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think America should do about our healthcare system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What in the past decade has changed the face of medicine? (besides a technological development)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A specific question pertaining to my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why am I interested in life-long learning (came up out of general conversation with an interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few well-prepared questions about my PS." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to improve today's healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Straight up, no emotional bs that you'd put on an application, why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"[All of my questions listed are paraphrased] What do you think you ultimately want from a medical school? (Asked by the physician interviewer) And a personal one from the admissions counselor was the most poignant/emotional" More from this Member | Report Response

"I moved to U.S when i was in H.S., so one of the questions i was asked was: How did you blend in with the crazy American H.S. kids? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the possibility of disease eradication via genetic manipulation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what type of health-care systems are found in the western world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i was not asked any questions i hadn't heard before, it was routine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell someone who was just diagnosed with a disability, could you identify?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to instill your ethical standards in your son, and how? (I have a four-month-old.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun and how are you going to incorporate this in your life as a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the advantages and disadvantages of starting medical school at this time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician to a pregnant couple, would you or wouldn't you tell them that their unborn child has a developmental problem? If you would tell them, how would you break the news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much was entering medical school my idea? What are my real motivations for becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most concerned about in starting medical school? (The M2 asked me this and when I told him, he reassured me that I need not worry about it.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a good friend asked if she could cheat off of you on an exam, what would you tell her? How would you deal with the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle the difficulties of US's privitized health insurance in general, and underinsurance in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when your integrity was challenged and what you did about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a long-time smoker, age 65, came to you and refused to quit smoking? " More from this Member | Report Response

""Describe a situation when you were unsuccessful as a leader."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you ever see yourself working with health policy in the government?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite author/what do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that you know 100% what is the life of a physician like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you going to do about the 45 million?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one strength that you feel you possess that will make you a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most influential book you've ever read? What is the most recent book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the one person who has motivated you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your involvement in Amensty International" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel if the health care system was changed to something similiar to Canada vs. ours now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get into medical school, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did growing up on a farm shape your outlook on life and contribute to your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does a school's attitudes on diversity reflect on its character?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with the emotional toll of dealing with sick patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide between allopathic and osteopathic schools (a question specific to my personal statement)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where your integrity was challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"medical student interview was all ethics questions, so be prepared for those, like: if you're are physician and your friend's niece comes to you for birth control, what do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is the meaning of life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think healthcare is a right or a priveledge? I say right, interviewer says, "So you think we should amend the constitution to say that all Americans have the right to all healthcare? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of a situation in which you felt you truly helped somebody?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your pet peeve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one word that describes yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you will be satsified with the size of the indian community here? ( I interviewed at rockford and am of Indian descent). " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you manage time for volunteering if you want to do serious research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about healthcare (everything was quite standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a friend who had a fourteen year old daughter and she came to you for birth control, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Did you have any role models that you have used to pattern yourself after? (based on my desire to do research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my feelings about the current health practices in the US. (they weren't looking for a solution, just what i thought)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the healthcare system to address the needs of the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As far as the questions were concerned, nothing was that difficult. I honestly do not remember them, but if you look at other postings you will get a rough idea. " More from this Member | Report Response

"typical med school questions were asked, nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance your personal and professional lives as a physician? Do you think this will be a problem for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"well, they didn't read much of my essays... looking for some who interviews the afternoon of March 23... trying to find out the name of the panel interviewers........ HELP" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the teen daughter of your friend came to you asking for stuff on sex, what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what cretinism is?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your experience in Mexico? (This was based on a very early activity that I wrote about in my personal statement); it was surprising because I had also mentioned many others things following that, which were more recent." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What draws you to Chicago for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were repeats of what I had seen on this site. Every single one!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the trend towards legislating morality affects the practice of medicine? (long question, this is a paraphrase) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with the theory of Evolution? If so, have you ever thought about what medicine is doing to the theory." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the "economic incentives" of going into medicine? (This was taken from my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think medicine is a right or a priviledge?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why I think people choose certain specialties (radiology vs. derm vs. ER etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Use three words to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself more on the cognitive side of medicine or the procedural side?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever consider the field of informatics; it is a burgeoning field in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering the growing obesity problem in the U.S., what kind of programs would you implement to address this problem and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient's insurance did not cover a test you wanted to run?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could eat dinner with any 3 people, dead or alive, who would your choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the ideal day." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in the ER and had a patient that kept talking to you about their problems/venting for an excessive amount of time, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the doctors was French/Canadian so he asked me some questions in French which I thought was pretty cool. (since he read that I spoke french)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem you see with adolescents? (not necessarily just a health related problem)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was a patient that needed a CAT scan but their insurance company wouldn't pay for it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would apply the philosophy of the book I was reading to medical school - have had a number of interviews and haven't had anything similar asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty straight forward questions. Perhaps the most interesting question was what the last book I read was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you are the President of the U.S.; how do you plan to pay for nationalized healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about something you've done unrelated to medicine that has helped someone else." More from this Member | Report Response

"What undergraduate class do you think will help you most in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an instance when you impacted someone other than a family member." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will AIDS affect us (US & world wide) and what should we do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, pretty basic stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the most difficult thing about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What will be your biggest challenge in med school and how will you face it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With limited resources, how should we go about rationing healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many languages do you speak?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I approach an overachieving med student who was abnoxious and hard to get along with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What personal characteristics might hinder your success as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you encourage medical students to practice in underserved areas in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing interesting at all really, just standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of things do you think you will be able to offer the medical community besides excellent patient care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a situation in which your integrity was challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you motivate yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems with the public health system today? How can they be solved?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever had a negative experience with one of your physicians, and how did that affect your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've mentioned your pets, can you tell us about them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the problem of medically underserved geographic locations? (The Rural Medicine program at Rockford is particularly prominent)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think we should pay for organ donations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you said you see yourself with a family in 10 years... how do you plan to deal with the stresses of a family and being a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your typical afternoon." More from this Member | Report Response

"A survey was conducted among current Physicians. What factor do you think contributed the most to their happiness with their careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me three characteristics of a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you improve about yourself to become a better physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? (I said outgoing) Why would they describe you as outgoing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the problem of uninsured people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All were pretty basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you plan to do with an MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the situation in Afghanistan, specifically that the US is dropping bombs while giving aid." More from this Member | Report Response

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"UIUC Campus - extremely high level of personal attention and support from the administration and faculty, the collegiate atmosphere, and the research opportunities" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Limited (and limitations of) campus study space" | Report Response

"Nothing thus far, but I'm sure satisfaction depends entirely upon campus - the UIUC campus is typically lumped in with the others in reviews, rankings, and reputation but there is clearly a higher caliber of research and a different personality than Chicago etc." | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

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