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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Individual Feedback 5 263 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 196
Negatively 27
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.54 257

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 181

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.13 157

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 11
25 minutes 20
30 minutes 143
35 minutes 27
40 minutes 24
45 minutes 13
50 minutes 7
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 15

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 222
At a regional location 34
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 157
In a group 96

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 72
Closed file 178

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.97 256

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

"Why U of I" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"why a doctor and not a nurse" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides X and Y, do you have any more clinical experiences or shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Obamacare stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. What research interests do you have? Why the dual degree? What does translational research mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 2: There has got to be more to you than what is here on your file (great first "question"). What skills did you learn from [insert clinical experience]? Most questions were very specific to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do? Why UIC? What was your favorite class in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time your integrity has been tested?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep an example of how you have demonstrated to be a highly dependable/responsible person." More from this Member | Report Response

"What skills can you bring to the university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes you qualified to work in a multi-cultural environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend in medical school cheated on an exam, would you turn them in? And he asked tons of other ethics related questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism as it applies to the medical field." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans for the future" 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

"List two strengths and 2 weaknesses, and tell me how you are going to improve your weaknesses to be a better doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you reduce healthcare cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you given any thought to what type of medicine you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to medicine? What kind of research did you do? If you didn't get into medical school, what would you do next year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 2 (M3) : Very chill. Why UIC. Why Medicine. Describe your journey. Than specifics about my response and my file. Also, what does it mean to be professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Alum: 30 minutes of arguing and a few inappropriate questions/comments. What would you do if you don't get in this year? Do you agree with the public option? How would you fix the current healthcare problems? How many are uninsured and underinsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to become a doctor and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you academically outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress? How do you do in a team? What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite novel? What do you do to deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about the curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions about UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if medical school doesn't work out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with the stresses of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What are fears/excitement about coming to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 2: Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell me about... from your personal statement. How did you deal with that stress? What are some of your hobbies? Tell me about your research. What specialty are you interested in? What makes a doctor a professional? Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 2: Why Medicine? Why UIC? What have you done to prepare you for a medical career? Our medical school class is big, how would you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your ideas on how to save American healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself when you grow up? Tell me about playing guitar. Do you think that Quantum Mechanics and Biochemistry can be combined into a single study?(again, questions from my secondary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why UIC? (i got drilled on this one) tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about socialized medicine? What is the biggest problem in health care right now? How would you fix health care? Why UIC? How many uninsured people are there in the US? How many underinsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MD, retired faculty: What is your MCAT and GPA. What will you do if you don't get in? (Followed by 10 minute explanation of how I should retake the MCAT [BOGUS]). What is the biggest problem in healthcare? How would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you proudest of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress? How will you deal with the stresses of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about yourself. Based on the political candidates' campaigns, who do you think has the best health care plan and why? What makes doctors ''professionals'' versus a person that is really good at their job but not a ''professional''?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some area of health concern you can identify from your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide that you really wanted to go into medicine and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from your activities in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some medical innovations (come with at least 3-4). " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about the health care system and the uninsured population - would you treat uninsured patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''What do you do when you're stressed?''" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe recent advances in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Oral contraceptive question." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Were do you see the healthcare field going in 5 years and where do you want it to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three innovations in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem affecting healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extra-medical skill-sets." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"Tell me about some of the jobs you worked during undergraduate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you did research before applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why low grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''If you saw a classmate of yours cheating on a medical school exam, what, if anything, would you do?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mentioned that you've encountered some strange things (drug addicts, suicidal teenagers) while spending time in the ER. Can you tell us a little about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests do you have outside of academics and studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you deal with anxiety?" More from this Member | Report Response

"*a variety of questions regarding my extracurricular activities and what they meant to me*" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you address a patient who refused care and turned toward traditional healing practices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What recent movies have you seen? Any suggestions for my husband and I?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient who is a chronic smoker and refuses to quit. How do you address this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone came in that was underfed and had diabetes, and was not able to afford proper nutrition or medication, what is your duty as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"is our health care system broken? why? how fix?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you/ would you deal with stress and stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of physician do you want your patients to think of you as?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are yoou hobbies/like to do for fun or in spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your research about" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time to relax and deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of current medical advancements, what will make the most impact in few years down the road? (it was quite worded this way, something like this.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a few recent medical technological advancements you've heard about that the general public might be interested in knowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time? (Asked by 2 interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a strong candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you like to do for fun and to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you perform your job as a hemophiliac? Can you be counted on if you are injured?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your top three choices for medical school besides UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to medicine? to UIC? Also, both faculty interviewers asked me where else I have applied." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a current healthcare problem and how would u solve it? If you were interested in doing stem cell research (I said i was) what exactly would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your first choice for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why choose our school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you took on a leadership or guidance-type role." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be? (this seemed intentionally open-ended...maybe to see if you'd interpret "kind" as a specialty or if you'd talk about being compassionate or whatever)" 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

"why not pursue just phd?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have you been doing since you graduated (last year)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not a career in medicine, what other professions have you thought about pursuing? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If your best friend's 14-year old daughter comes into your office and asks for oral contraceptives, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient comes to you and has done something you disagree with (i.e. morally) how would you react to them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel are qualities of a good ____ (former career)? You feel that these are qualities of a good physician (he was very presumptious)? [my reply... ABSOLUTELY]" More from this Member | Report Response

"You talk about going to a rural community, can you please elaborate on it? (I mentioned my experience with a rural community for a response to one of the questions on the application)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"you have always been surrounded by your family; if you are placed on a track where you have to spend your first year at Urbana, how will you deal?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, what steps could you personally take at a local/hospital level to make medical care less financially burdensome for uninsured patients/low income patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what considerations did you take into account when deciding on a career in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medicine is a long career...what are you going to do so you don't get burned-out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area in medicine are you interested in pursuing (if that is known now)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what questions do you have for me? (i ask a question, he answers) okay, next question? (i had to ask at least 6-7 questions during one interview!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which campus do you like the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you dislike about a visit to a doctor's office" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we take you instead of all the other applicants? What do you have to contribute to UIC that is different from all the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain or teach me how to do something that is unrelated to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you caught a student cheating, would you tell on them? (I said that I might not rat out the specific student, but would notify the professor that people are cheating and that the testing conditions should be changed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do after a tough day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time/ How do you relax/ What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the biggest problem facing health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you balance school and Research" More from this Member | Report Response

"I want to be an OBGYN, so they asked me why I chose it and how I'd balance it with my family life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why uic & chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about *blah* experience from my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When a patient leaves, what do u want them to remember about you or say about you as a doc to another person as a referrel." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you doing to do with your degrees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be more inclined twoards being an academic clinician? (Based on my research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest healthcare issue facing us right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to work with children " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your research (I do research at a lab)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences in working in the health field influenced your goals and aspirations? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me financial incentives/reform to reduce the cost of malpractice insurance for Obstetrics " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some problems facing physicians today? This was followed up with what would you do to solve some of these problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you considering doing research during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to spend your last summer vacation before medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the direction Medicine is headed? (yeah, vague as to aspects of research or malpractice insurance or providing health care to everyone, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a patient who is non-compliant with his medication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you felt your morals were challenged." More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research were/are you doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you could change one thing about yourself what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my concerns with the healthcare field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to take away stress during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a woman comes in and asks you to sign a form saying her condition is not pre-existing so she can get insurance coverage? (fraud)" 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

"Personal statement questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What other obstacles have you had in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current malpractice insurance problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's your favorite bar? (I go to U of I)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What non-medical/non-academic activities do you participate in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you join any clubs/organizations while you are here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The M3 student asked, "Why would I want you as a classmate?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has your integrity ever been challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Such long hours, grueling work, etc, etc. Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why did you attend 4 schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Which of the campuses would you like to attend if given the chance? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some characteristics of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you destress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"If you don't get in, what will you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine do you think you'd like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Others were mostly personalized, they only had my essays though and no other info" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your role in a group" More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point in your life did you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what will be your greatest challenge" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what are your strengths and weaknesses (specifically a real weakness not a weakness construed as a strength)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What might I change about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your research. Tell me about X paper, Y paper. Why Chicago/UIC? What are you looking for in our MSTP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 3: How would you apply what you learned from [insert clinical experience] to your practice as a physician? Do you know anything about the other campuses? Most questions were very specific to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a patient who could not speak english? How would you deal with a patient who could not afford their medications? How do you want your patients to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's one thing you would change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"why are you interested in geriatrics? (wrote about this in my ps)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me a little about yourself. Name three positive qualities about you. What qualities would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you envision the hardest part of medical school for you will be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the health care debate" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my level of cross-cultural understanding?" More from this Member | Report Response

"name a time when your integrity was challenged" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the new healthcare plan" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your working style." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an instance in which your integrity was questioned." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model? What would your friend say about you? What would you do if there were no need of doctors in the world? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 3 (PhD): Also very relaxed. Why UIC. Specifics about my research experience (from my file). And, finally, what are some recent, major advancements in the science of medicine. Describe why they are important." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student: Tell me about yourself. Why UIC aside from it being in Chicago since there are many other schools here? What do you do in your free time? Tell me about your research activities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteering experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your mother doing? (personal statement question) What is your favorite subject? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you possess that will make you stand out as a physician? What is a positive or negative aspect to health care right now? What do you think other physicians or patients will say about you as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Opinion on Obama's healthcare policies and comparing it with Japan (since I grew up there). " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is my stance on our current healthcare system? What am I going to do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe that state of US Healthcare? What is the number one problem of our health system? What would you do to fix it? What do your parents/siblings do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself working in a group or a team? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you happy with the outcome of the election? What are your worries about medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 3: What made you want to go into medicine? Do you have any siblings? What careers do they have? How do your parents feel about your decision to become a doctor? Are there any doctors in your family? Where are your parents from? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview 3: What's wrong with healthcare? How would you fix healthcare? How many people are uninsured? Underinsured? Do you believe in universal healthcare/socialized medicine? Is healthcare a right or a privilege? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Outside of medicine, what are some of your interests? (They said this was to see how I would fit in at the school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me one of your weaknesses. Who are you favorite professors at your undergraduate school (this interviewer knew the whole chemistry faculty at my school, wow..) Why UIC? What questions do you have for me? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UIC? What makes it different from the other schools in Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of medicine do you think you would like to pursue? What type of clinical exposure have you had? What are you doing in your year off? Is health care a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What difficulties will you face when you are finished with residency and practicing as a clinician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"PhD, faculty: What do you think of the role of women in healthcare? What do you want me to know about yourself? When I go back to the admissions committee, what is the most important thing that they shoud know about you? Are you for or against universal health care and what are the pros and cons associated with it? Where do you see yourself in 2013? Why did you decide to take a year off? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness, both personally and on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What questions do you have for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you teach ethics? What would you do if you were at a hospital that had a policy of not distributing contraception at all? Why medicine? What would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever resent that your mother was in medical school when you were growing up and having parents on call quite a bit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the healthcare system in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Jehovah's Witness question and other questions related to cultural competency" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, starting from the beginning. (que long answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you anticipate in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Is there any part of the medical curriculum with which you think you'll struggle?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities/ hobbies do you enjoy? Do you think you will be able to continue these in medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name one innovation in science/medicine and its effect on medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give us your best and worst experience with a doctor and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"What obstacles do you think you'll face in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What motivated me to apply to school in general" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel will be the most challenging aspect of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Insights into what it takes to be a good physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the problem with our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the fact that people cannot pay for life-saving treatments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you go here if you get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What led you to become intersted in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The universal healthcare!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you compete in the law curriculum with an undergrad background in engineering? " More from this Member | Report Response

"''Why do you think that there aren't many black male physicians and how does it make you feel?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about a time in your life when you failed at something (or at least FELT that you had)? What happened and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are qualities that you think a physician should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax when you are stressed out? What would you in medical school when you feel like you can't handle the stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have two medications to treat the same health condition, how would you choose which one to prescribe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the problem with our health care system? What needs to be done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you want your patients to see you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your hobbies and interests." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"where will you be in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my undergraduate institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your concerns/worries as you enter medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle your stress while in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are some major ethical problems facing medicine right now? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a problem in the healthcare system? How would you change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I decide on my major in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to help the uninsured? do you think we should go to socialized medicine? what are problems with each kind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience abroad and the diversity you encountered?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to UIC? Why, straight up, do you want to be a doctor? (med student asked latter, can you tell)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do you think you want to practice?(Asked by all 3 interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think UIC might be a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor now?Why the switch? (I am an engineer.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans if you do not get into med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It takes compassion and empathy to be a physician. Can you give me examples of when you have demonstrated these characteristics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about what life was like growing up in rural community." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one event in your life that was like a turning point showing you that medicine is the profession you want to be in." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose a medical field to follow today, what would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a medical advancement in the last 10 years that will have a significant impact on your career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about my background and things I learned while travelling" More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the main problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your traveling, research, and publishing." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do not get into medical school this year, what will you do? (Say that you will be back next year with a stronger resume)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a good book you've read recently and a good movie you've seen recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were questions basically pertaining to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you have to take physics 2 for engineers three separate times? (oops!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you're working in a group, what kind of worker are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a personality characteristic of yours that is negative?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be your biggest obstacle getting adjusted to medical school? How do you think your husband will react to the lack of time you will have with him when you go to medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is be biggest problem with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever considered studying anything other than medicine? When and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your role with ____ (organization)? All of the interview questions came directly from my ps and supplemental questions... make sure you know YOUR words inside out and that you are able to convey them in an interesting yet concise manner (remember you only have about 25 minutes!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about why I picked the university I attended for undergraduate studies, and also wanted me to elaborate on the physicians I have shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing you wish you could change about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think you will handle the stress of medical school based on your prior experiences with stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOTS of questions about hobbies (prepare to answer question after question about your hobby--at least have 1 good thing to say about a hobby)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medicine is time consuming...how are you going to handle your personal life (spouse, children) and professional life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you do in your spare time." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you deal with your mother's illness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how many uninsured are in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?...nothing unusual. but i did hear that a few kids got the "what would you do if you saw a student cheating" question." More from this Member | Report Response

"isn't math an abstract entity and science concrete? why on earth would you like math AND science if they're two different things? (he wouldn't let me answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A bunch of stuff specific to my application (study abroad, previous career, research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the most important issues facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are some negative aspects to being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Most questions were based on my personal statement. What was interesting was that second interviewer asked me only one question. Rest of the time he was answering my questions. I felt bad about it in the end because it was like me asking him questions rather than him asking me questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your thoughts on universal health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are current issues in Health care and how would you deal with them" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with a consortium to address the problem of the uninsured? (directed question due to my background)" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe difficult leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what speciality would you like to pursue." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time/ or to relax/relieve stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your experience in Mexico? (Again, based on my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where/what do you invision yourself practicing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you perceive will be the most difficult thing for you during you first year of medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What speacialty have you considered? Why? Have there been any role-models in this specialty that influenced you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""I dont care about health policy/research or whatever people do on the Hill, I am a real doc on the front lines practicing on people" (Well it was not really a question as you can see)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in three words." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you plan to balance your family life and work/education in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your parents feel about your decision to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you see in yourself that would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time you felt you truly impacted someone's life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one strength and one weakness in your personality. Tell us more about your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"how being a nontraditional applicant will create challenges in med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think a physician should have?" 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

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

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

"Tell me a time when you significantly impacted someone else's life. " More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself as a doctor in 10 years, what would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some aspects of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which newspaper do you read regularly?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as a major problem in the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to relay to the admissions committee about you?" 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

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

"Are you involved in any more extra-curricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to quit your career as a software developer to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurricular activity is the most significant which you've done." More from this Member | Report Response

"You mention problems in health care and ethical dilemmas in your AMCAS, can you elaborate on some of those?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in the medical field today and how would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who did I consider to be my hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your hardest and favorite college courses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get these questions but others did: "If money didn't matter, what school would you go to?" "Why do you want to go to UIC?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be ok with the weather in Chicago? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Be ready for a panel interview if you are going to rockford to interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experience in Bolivia." More from this Member | Report Response

"why uic" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you could not be a doctor, or anything in the sciences, what field would you pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name 3 qualities that you feel you possess that are necessary for a good doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of specialty do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you want to specialize? If so, what do you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself as a doctor in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you prefer a career in research or would you rather be more of a practitioner? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Specific questions pertaining to my resarch" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your undergrad experience? Why did you choose that school?" 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

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What does professionalism mean to you? ( I expected the question from past responses, but still stumbled a little)" More from this Member | Report Response

"many ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do research in medical school? Then he proceeded to lecture me about why I shouldn't do research and how i shouldn't do anything but focus on my classes...very weird antagonizing guy" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What might I change about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my research, how it is related to human health (MSTP)." More from this Member | Report Response

"A friend's daughter comes to you asking for a prescription for birth control. What would you do? (after I answered, the interviewer then asked follow-up questions based on my answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you apply what you learned from [insert clinical experience] to your practice as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick a disease that you could live with for one week (an incurable/chronic one; not flu or colds) and why? wHAT MADE YOU PICK THAT DISEASE? What are the symptoms? What are the drugs used for that disease? mechanism of action? How could I tell you had that disease (from looking at you)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time your integrity has been tested?" More from this Member | Report Response

"" What is one way to lower the costs of healthcare? "- I was a bit confused as to whether she meant for patients or for the government as a whole..." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you work for a hospital/practice that only allows 15 mins for office visits and you have a patient that requires additional time (~15 more mins), would you void the hospital's/practice's policy to address that person's needs or would you treat the illness as best you could and tell them to come back?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what makes you qualified to work in a multi-cultural environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was there a time your integrity was challenged? What are three things someone who doesn't like you would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you avoid litigation" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will healthcare bill effect the current practice of many physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"healthcare questions-reducing cost, physcian's salary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself- start anywhere and end anywhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a female patient only wanted a female physician, but you were an administrator at a clinic with no clinical privileges & the clinic was full of all male physicians? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 1: What I think of the public option. A word of advice, don't flip-flop. If you pick a side stick with it. I think the best option is to understand both sides and discuss the pros/cons of each." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the current healthcare option? (surprisingly agreed with the interviewer despite the rough beginning I guess at least it ended on a good note)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Obama's health care plan? Spent 15 minutes disagreeing with my interviewer about it. Just hold your ground and make intelligent arguments and that's all they want!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Opinion on Obama's healthcare policies and comparing it with Japan (since I grew up there). " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your worst enemy say about you? (This question threw me off a bit but I ended up laughing with my interviewer.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"na" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical situation about abortion/parental notification." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many people in the US are under-insured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion, what are three essential qualities of a physician?" 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

"What makes a doctor a professional? What are some recent medical innovations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too tricky" 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

"I was given a scenario of two men who needed a liver. One was a heavy drinker and the other an upstanding citizen. The heavy drinker was at the top of the transplant list. I was asked who should get the liver." More from this Member | Report Response

"compare the two political candidates. (this was not a hard question but the interviewer accused me of liking obama more and proceeded to tell me why mccain was better and how the electoral system wont count his vote because Illonois is a Democratic state.) How would you give everyone universal coverage without raising taxes? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The more aggressive interviewer caught me off guard right at the start, but I managed to comeback and defend my views, I think." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the role of women in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest decision you have ever made? What are some current issues in medical ethics? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Three questions asking in the following order: Why UIC? Why UIC if you got into another Chicago-area school? Why UIC if you got into Northwestern? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between being a ''professional'' in the ''profession'' of medicine versus just a regular job that you are good at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the frustrations your mother experiences in her practice? (my mother is a rural FP)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe there is a problem with the healthcare system in this country and, if so, how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the best way to solve the healthcare issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What responsibility to doctors have to be culturally competent in their encounters with people outside of the hospital setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to change the state of malpractice insurance in the state of Illinois? (wtf?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three recent advancements in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"''What else do you need to tell me to make this happen for you?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a trait of bad doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were queen of the country, how would you fix the lack of insurance problem without raising taxes?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think of pharmacists that refuse to refill oral contraceptive Rxs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year old girl has diabetes (and a bunch of other medical issues) How would you solve that kind of problem? (She was looking for a big picture answer, I thought she was talking about the specific situation)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really...although on the first question of ''how did you arrive at this point'' (ie, of deciding medicine)...i was very nervous...so i paused for 2-3 seconds before answering, hope they dont hold it against me. everything else was fine though" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes in who cant afford treatment or prescriptions, what do you do. They dont qualify for medicare/it doesnt cover enough ( I thought I was prepared for this question but interviewer kept prodding me by making the situation increasingly difficult.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you solve the controversy associated with the HPV vaccination" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"as a doctor, how would you deal with those aspects of a practice that require knowledge outside of medical knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you prepared to deal with death and dying?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"i guess see above, since we went into a lot of detail on the 3 answers i provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions about the what you notice the attending do" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three things your friends would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know social medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you have such low grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any difficult or crazy questions, but rather questions that just surprised me and I hadn't thought of before, such as, ''What are some of your pet peeves?'' Since this was my very first interview, I was still jittery." More from this Member | Report Response

"Comment on proffessionalism and what it how professionalism in medicine is different than in other careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basic stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose your best friend's 14-year old daughter comes to you asking for contraceptives. How do you handle it? Do you tell your friend? (NOTE: one thing I didn't know was that the hypocratic oath doesn't apply to minors! keep that in mind if they hit you with this one)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as the most interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you have unlimited resources, where would you start to address the problems with research funding and health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you motivate a patient to make changes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a specific time where you let someone down and another time when someone let you down. It can't be a family member for either cases. How did you go about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too bad - most of the questions were either get to know you style, based on my application, or hypothetical." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain stem cells to me. Where else can you find stem cells other than the blastula?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does an MD/PhD have that a straight MD or PhD doesn't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say s/he likes least about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"re: medicare spending on life-saving treatments for elder with other terminal illness and dimentia...very interesting question, but suprised me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Inappropriate questions about my GPA, MCAT, other things, etc after we were told this was a closed-file interview where the school was trying to get to know us based on essays only. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most beautiful sounding instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a child patient with parents that are Jehovah's Witnesses and the child needed a blood transfusion? (They wanted me to know the legalities of this...) " More from this Member | Report Response

"How is a doctor a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did your parents do for a living? Because neither of my parents worked. When I told the interviewer that he gave me a funny look." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many people are uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time when your integrity was questioned/challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you can contribute to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the different types of healthcare system in the western world." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the three major healthcare systems that exist in the world (looking for US, Britain, and Canada)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider your greatest strength and your greatest weakness? (Asked by the student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Apart from common yet essential qualities such as being compassionate, knowledgeable etc., what other intrinsic qualities do you think builds a strong physician? Do you possess any of those qualities? " More from this Member | Report Response

"explain to us why you switched majors from History to microbiology." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you combat the healthcare problems facing the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"=o" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None -- they were really quite benign!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you go about improving the US Health System?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General questions about universal healthcare vs. socialized medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two novel scientific discoveries that would be interest to the general public?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to U of I" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school, no matter what I said, they were very critical. I guess I can't BS that well. Will take a crash study." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about what I noticed from travelling in (country where my parents are from) over 4 years ago....what is the government like, who is the leader...etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems with medicine today? (After I talked about two, anything else?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the source of the problem that 45 million people in the U.S. are currently uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see most interesting Q" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were made king of the U.S., with all the power of the president and Congress, how would you fix the problem of 45 million people uninsured .... without raising taxes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get accepted to any medical school (i.e. what else would you consider as a career path...simply saying apply again next year was not sufficient)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What to do with the 45 million uninsured? " More from this Member | Report Response

""How would your university be different if you had never attended it?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a situation when you were in a group and things didn't work out as you planned and how did you handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What direction do you see the medical field headed- (using government,medicare,medicaid, health insurance topics)?- I forget how it was worded, but it was somewhat complicated." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your 14-year-old niece comes to you (assuming you are an OB/GYN or Pediatrician) and tells you that she needs oral contraceptives, how would you handle that situation? Would you tell her parents that she came to see you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you do, personally, to help the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend's 14-year old daughter comes into your office and asks for oral contraceptives, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when a class gets boring? They really drilled me on this question. I guess it's a question I set myself up for when I said in my personal statement that "I jokingly tell people I want to be a doctor because I never want to get bored with my career" but seriously, can't these people take a joke?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no really "difficult" questions. Do you see yourself in more of a clinical or acamdemic research setting and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would set up a rural practice and what would be important factors in your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"it got as tough as the question above." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, what steps could you personally take at a local/hospital level to make medical care less financially burdensome for uninsured patients/low income patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a manic patient who refused every form of treatment prescribed under your care? (asking about the approach you would take)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing i couldn't answer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation that questioned your integrity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult...very friendly, conversational interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"how many uninsured are in this country today? it wasn't that hard, but i couldn't remember the figure.. i said around 40 million, my interviewer said it was 45 million so i was basically right." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a woman came in with a breast lump that needed immediate surgery, but her new insurance wouldn't cover the surgery because she claimed to have no pre-existing conditions. She asks you to sign a paper which states that this wasn't a pre-existing condition (even though it obviously had to have been) so that she can get coverage and have insurance cover the life saving surgery. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be done to provide health care to the 45 million people that are presently uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will being a Hindu influence your practice as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see healthcare in 5-10 years? (It was difficult because it was so vague that I basically just sputtered off a bunch of healthcare issues)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. They just wanted to know me more." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply? (I didn't really want to say, but I did)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The name of my biochemistry professor? (I couldn't remeber)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the most challenging experience you have had up to this point. I wasn't asked this question but I heard that they asked the following: Would you turn in a fellow student that you saw cheating in a test? Hint: The answer is "yes". I may seem like your being a tattle-tail but you have to keep in mind that it is a "ethics" question. IE its testing your ability to make hard but ethical question. The basis for turning in a cheater would be that this person is obtaining their degree under false pretences and my be a hazard/danger to patients in the future (as they may not know the relevant material)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if i saw a student cheating on a test. (I was just honest which if they were looking for the 'school' answer....they didn't get it." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers asked me whether or not I was familiar with the development of a consortium of top industry performers to deal with the problems of the uninsured. The question really wasn't difficult, I was just unfamiliar with the subject. Although my background is in Health Policy and Management I am not familiar with the consortium." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a stressful leadership experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have been your best and worst experiences with medicine? (I listed a couple but it did not seem to satisfy the interviewers and they kept on pushing for more and more personal family information.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you were told that medical school would Never be an option for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really all were the one that the other student mentioned" 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

"what can you do about our present healthcare sitution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you not go into academic medicine? (Based on a discussion that we were having)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time you helped someone? Tell us about a time you helped someone and it negatively impacted them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"have you ever thought about how medicine relates to the darwinian concept of evolution." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there were not politicians, how would health care change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Seriously, I dont like open ended questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with a stubburn patient who just won't take their meds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there are many people in the US who do not seek medical care? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you have had to adjust to something completely unexpected, and how did you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the hardest thing for you to do in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see being the most challenging thing you will face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about the War in IRAQ " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you picture yourself doing in 10 - 15 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you come back to wanting to be a physician (I'm a non-trad applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to deal with family life and your demanding lifestyle." More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone was cheating off your exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the health care system going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time you felt you truly impacted someone's life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time that you made a sacrifice for someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What stresses you out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a patient who is non-compliant with his medication?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly difficult although many questions were unrelated so I found it difficult to switch gears quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get in, would you reapply next year? How many times would you reapply? Would you apply to a Foreign Medical School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient of yours needed a procedure but the insurance company refused to cover the cost, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, they were all pretty straight forward. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than the philosophy question, the questions were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"see most interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none were really difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you think about the current problems we are having with medical malpractice insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the time committment of medicine and still do all the things you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If there was a procedure that you could do on a patient, but for some reason (insurance, for example) you could not do it on the patient, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine over a career in public health? (I had expressed some interest in the developing world)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should UIC accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too bad... What difficulties do physicians face today and how would you deal with them" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you owned your own clinic and had 15 patients, but could only provide quality health care to 10 patients, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure that the high cost of education and high cost of malpractice insurance won't deter you from entering medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most difficult aspect of medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the one above...but nothing really that I would consider difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really....why uic, why medicine..." More from this Member | Report Response

"very obscure current events that were an attempt at conversation but were very akward" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What one thing would you change about yourself if you could?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some qualities a good physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"My thoughts about euthanasia...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when your integrity was challenged and how you dealt with the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really difficult . . . I was asked an ethical question that was related to a situation I brought up in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"the one above. but another one was-- name an instance where you were asked to do something wrong or illegal." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None were too diffcult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were simple and fair." More from this Member | Report Response

"above" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you approach a subject in medical school that you hated, but had to learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which your integrity was challenged? How did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You say that you want to take care of people and help people. How would you feel about taking care of a patient who was a murderer? (i later learned that this was relevant because the university has a contract to care for the sick prisoners from Illinois Dept of Corrections.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You so passionately stated in your essay that you'd like to further MRI technology, do you think you can do it? (it was hard to answer, without sounding cocky)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a child who needed treatment, but the parents wanted to take him to a shaman what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

"SDN, read over application, practiced" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"looked up info on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and website for school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review of file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, Primary, Secondary, Feedback Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed their website, my application materials, SDN, and research of my interviewers. Came prepared with questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and UIC's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reviewed my primary and secondary apps, reviewed my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied SDN feedback, application essays, and UIC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn feedback, mock interview with friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, mock interviews, went through school's website extensively" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read all of my submitted essays and practiced all of the questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"-LOTS of practice in mirror & mock interviews with fam & friends -wrote down answers (bullet points) to "typical questions" -reviewed my ps, amcas, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to students, review personal statement and secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading this SDN Interview Feedback page and practiced with my friends. And researching the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this forum, practiced with family and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read over my personal statement, secondary essays and recent UIC Interview feedbacks on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on here, thought about hwo I would answer the questions, read information on the schools website. The interviewers only have access to your personal statement and essays from the secondary application, so I reread those." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read through my personal statements and essays, looked through the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, reviewed amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to medical students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the website, my application materials, and practice questions from the web." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview, reviewed personal statement and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, talking with a friend who had already interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, read about health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the last 2 years worth of questions from this site (this helped). Practiced interviewing with family." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, read up on current US healthcare issues, learned about healthcare systems in other countries, " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, read up on health care debate issues, UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN! : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Cato Institute website (policy think tank), mock interview, self-reflection" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Amcas personal statement, secondaries, I researched recent medical innovations as well as current ethical issues in medicine but I was not asked about these" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, re-reading all my essays, making sure I can talk about my research, volunteering experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback, reread AMCAS and UIC secondary applications, researched health care problems and issues in US, etc. Overall, I felt like I was over-prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read several books on US health care policy, reviewed AMCAS/secondary applications, reviewed UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about UIC online" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Re-read AMCAS personal statement and UIC secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, read over my secondaries and personal statement, SDN Interview Feeback" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN interview thread, researched politics, healthcare, ethics, innovations." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, Secondary App, Compared the political candidates healthcare plans (not that it matters anymore because Obama is the MAN!), Studied the US healthcare system, SDN questions (from these forums). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read on SDN, looked up the websites for the various campus locations, checked their residency match stats." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through SDN interview feed back, researched questions I was no clear of, read my secondary application, read over my whole primary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through previous questions on SDN, reviewed my secondary and AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND. AMCAS. online research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my personal statement, my old research notes, all supplemental essay materials, read two books on health care policy (LeBow and Bodenheimer), interview feedback on SDN (prepared a list of 60+ possible questions), and read many times over the website info." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS and secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at UICs webpage, previous interviews, AMCAS personal statement, 2ndary." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, self-reflection" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, amcas, secondaries, healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, interview feedback, re-read secondary essays and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my AMCAS, read about the school, did mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UIC web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback on SDN, researched medical innovations and health care, familiarized myself with political stances on health care, reread personal statement and supplementary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read SDN, went back over my AMCAS and supplemental applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, school website, healthcare websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN was so incredibly helpful! I copy and pasted every question from people's posts from 2007 and went over all of them. Looked at NYT and CNN archives online for articles related to the health field, looked at the school's website very thoroughly, watched sicko and read up about the health care system in America and several other countries... took about 1-2 weeks to prepare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread AMCAS, SDN, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over secondary essays, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and Secondary. Did NOT review or rehearse interview questions; prefer real-time answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read over my AMCAS and supplemental apps. " More from this Member | Report Response

"StudentDoctor, school website, read over application, other interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newspapers and online resources, SDN, looked at recent medical journals" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, Wik, Sicko(VERY useful btw!) read their '02-'04 student manual on their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, reread my AMCAS essay, wikied some healthcare topics and the PBS.org website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read up on US/Canada/UK healthcare systems (didn't need it though), read about current health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN (right on with most questions), read UIC's site, read medically related news" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, pbs.org has a great site comparing healthcare in US/UK/ Canada" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about ethical issues in medicine, look at sdn postings, talked to current medical schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, kept up on news in medicine, previous interview, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, secondary essays, AMCAS essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interview, perused the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website (which lacked detail), Health Policy sites (needed), Bioethics site (not needed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the posts on SDN, read my essays, and read about healthcare and insurance" More from this Member | Report Response

"read books, mock interview...other med school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN mostly. I've already had quite a few interviews, so I was ready for most questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over app, went over health care issues (i read that a lot of ppl here ask them but i didn't get any)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, secondary essays, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current events & health-related issues, browsed feedback from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, my essays, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, the past interview experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"researched the interviewers, read the newspaper, considered answers to potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Used studentdoctor.net :-), Used Wikipedia to look up various health care issues, Read over my AMCAS and supplementary essays, Thought of many questions to ask my interviewers (Remember you have 3 interviews that will each ask you if you have questions!), Slept well the night before, ate a hearty breakfast, etc.... " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my essays. Although the interview was closed-file, the interviewers did have the essays (AMCAS and secondary that I wrote). I also read SDN and outlined some answers to typical med school interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"went over AMCAS and secondary essays; read through SDN feedback (this was key)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; brushed up on current events, medical ethical issues, and healthcare systems; read over my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Not much, like to play it by ear. Just reviewed my AMCAS and supplemental essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review personal statement, application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review primary & secondary applications and referred to website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,read primary and secondary essays, read about health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, primary, secondary apps, and about UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (obvi), read over my secondary, and looked over the school's website for things I would be interested in doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed applications, read SDN, looked over school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN baby, school website, Dress to Impress!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review essays" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read over application essays and PS- the interviewers have access to these. Did some research on " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over SD posts, read secondaries and AMCAS, researched health issues online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up about insurance issues, read my 2nd app " More from this Member | Report Response

"did research on ethical issues; insurance and healthcare systems in US, UK, and Canada; current events; looked through PS and secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AAMCAS, Secondary essays, UIC catalogue" More from this Member | Report Response

"read student doctor.net and caught up on current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application, school website and brochure, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I did a practice interview with some faculty members at my school and then reviewed materials on SDN, secondary and primary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over AMCAS personal statement, 2nd essays, and read up on recent medical sociology, tech advancements and a little on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really prepare formally. I just ran off the excitement of finally being at the interview for a chance to become what I know is right for myself. I didn't want my responses to seem rehearsed, and so they weren't. I just gave instinctual, "gut" answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited a pre-med advisor Went through personal application and the history of the school thoroughly. That was sufficient, the interviews were pretty laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"obsess over SDN, my secondary application essay questions, AMCAS, talk to doctors about their views on the state of healthcare in the country" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"looked at website and my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really prepare for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Secondary application, medical school website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, read own file" More from this Member | Report Response

"read UIC website, my seconary, amcas, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about UIC (especially the Chicago campus), other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my essays, researched current issues in healtcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed UIC website (looked at all 4 campuses, memorized some recent stats/news about UIC, looked over my AMCAS/2ary, browsed SDN interview feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over essays" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"AMCAS, supplemental application, SDN, student website, websites about ethics and health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"By going to other med school interviews. (This was my last one.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other medical school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, reviewing many possible questions, school website, other medical school interviewing websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS application, secondary application, especially PS and essays, reviewed school's website and this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications, reviewed healthcare and bioethics books." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over school's bulletin espescially focusing on their mission and vision statements, in addition to curriculum and facilities available." More from this Member | Report Response

"By reading this website, the school website, and interview stuff at the AMCAS and Princeton Review websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC website(s), talking to people who have interviewed at UIC in the past, SDN and mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed all the information regarding the UIC RMED Program and made sure to look at SDN. However, since this program is so different from UIC's general curriculum, there is no set way to prepare for the interview. Made up random interview questions regarding rural health." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread apps, read paper" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, rehearsing answers to basic questions, like "why UIC, why you wanna be a doc" (but i didn't get asked either of those)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through UIC's website, look at previous SDN respondents and researched medical ethics and current issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"i read my secondary and my amcas statement...i also went home the night before and had dinner with my parents (ive discovered that TGI Fridays is my lucky place to eat before interviews --wont say what i eat, that stays a secret)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my applications, this website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, UIC website, bioethics and healthcare websites, practiced answering questions aloud, e-mailed questions to current UIC medical students (friends)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, course website (not immediately apparent, but if you search, there is a ton of information - school catalogue, LCME report, M1/M2 websites, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read overapp. sdn. amcas. website. chill out.." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UIC catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought of why I'd want to go to UIC, looked at website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"SDN, U of I homepage" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the feedback. Thought about the obvious questions like: a) Why medicine? b) Why UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, they have a gigantic catalog online that I read through" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over school's website and catalogue and reviewed questions on sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school's site, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed secondary application, UIC website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN (thanks this was a big stress reliever!), reveiewed personal statement,read catalog " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking with other students and counselors" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, school website & publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared answers to 10 common questions, read up about UIC on their website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at other interview feedback experiences, read over my essay since that is all they have access to." More from this Member | Report Response

"student doctor.net read my essays.. talk to old students" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"reviewed amcas essay, school brochures, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the questions on this website, talked to UIC med students that I knew, reread my personal statement, read through UIC Catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read my apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UIC Website, Read up on health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, ate doughnuts for breakfast...mmmm....doughnuts....." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UIC web site and Studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, talked to others with previous interview experience, looked up some stuff about healthcare on the web, asked others about current health care issues (such as the unequal distribution of it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"read through my AMCAS, SDN, read UIC handbook and website, interview practice, talking to other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"read application over" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school catalog, reviewed this site, prepared bullet point outline for potential questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, skimmed the online catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this site and the UIC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my personal statement, read through UIC handbook and interview feedback on this webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the school's catalog, reread my personal statement and AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"*reviewed the online catalogue of UIC (all 200+pages)reviewed this website, read through the pre-med section at mommd.com (highly recommended advice for all, but especially female applicants, read up on managed care, stayed up to date on the news, mock interview, read through interview materials provided by pre-health advising office, wrote outline for main points I wanted to communicate during interview and answers to commonly asked questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read some of the catalogue (that thing is enormous). Reviewed my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"REad the UIC website, reread my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, ethics websites, talked to fellow interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Periodicals, UIC website, books, UW bioethics site." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the UIC website, looked over personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"student doctor network, mymedline, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website, read up on health care issues, and read about medical ethics scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the catalogue online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website & AMCAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UIC's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC Website, Interview Feedback, Personal Statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school's website, brushed up on hot topics in medicine, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read personal statement, read interview feedback website, UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, AMCAS (interviwers only have your personal statement), practiced interviewing, read over school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"school web site & catalog, SDN, review personal info and potential questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website and AMCAS info." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the school's coursebook that i requested in advance in the mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read MSAR, website, sdn. Mock interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read up on health care issues, read ps, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read personal statement, SDN interview feedback, and looked at website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my secondary, READ YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT...that is all the interviewers have seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, looked over my applications and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Interview Feedback, spoke to UIC students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and read UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback on this school is key. Look at the past questions they ask and prepare from those...you will be surprised how many they repeat!" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school, read my personal statement, visited SDN.." More from this Member | Report Response

"feedback and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, re-read application, read their brochure, practiced questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at the website, went over interview notes, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read application; spoke to UIC alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, re-read my application, and RELAXED." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the UIC course catalogue, viewed SDN interview feedback, re-read personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"reread my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed why I would want to go there and looked at their online information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on info. on UIC (what kinds of advantages its curriculum offers). Did a mock interview, went over questions, . . ." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read the student bulletin online--- knew the curriculum. knew what i liked about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"You name it, I did it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed personal statement, read up on the UIC web-site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I searched the school's website. I read AAMC's Medical School Admission Requirements. I reviewed my personal essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewfeedback.com, mock interview with 2pre-med advisors, discussed potential questions w/freinds" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with friends, this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewfeedback.com, school's web-site and m1 handbook - availabel on-line." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my research, talked to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at their website" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their curriculum and the JUMP simulation center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of time to talk with students who were overall happy and encouraging" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly all of the staff and students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like how UIC Med is connected with everything in the medical district, feels awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was very friendly and open. Students didn't seem very stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the students and stuff- felt very much like a family- also they gave us a tour of many areas" More from this Member | Report Response

"the food we had at lunch was awesome, my fellow interviewers were really awesome. I didn't like the school at all really." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really happy with the facilities at the Chicago campus and with the educational opportunities. Unfortunately I didn't get the Chicago campus, which makes the school fall in my personal rankings." More from this Member | Report Response

"the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students and administrators were very sweet (I interviewed at Urbana)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical preparation, closeness of all the students, location, research opportunities, number of hospitals available for rotations, how organized the interview day was, and the general atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met." More from this Member | Report Response

"M4 electives can be taken at any accredited medical school. Catered lunch from Burrito Beach. Someone takes you to the interviews and shows you back to the waiting room." More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY laid back. It was the best first interview to have." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem really chill and not overly stressed. The staff was SUPER helpful and I love the traditional feel of the campus :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"strong sense of comradery amongst students at the peoria campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met was incredibly friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"i interviewed at rockford campus. pros: -tight-knit, friendly school -profs & administrators really care about students -m1 & m2 students spend less time in lecture, compared to other sites -students seemed happy about being in rockford, even the ones that originally wanted chi -get more hands-on clinical experience, work directly under attendings" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful, has an antique look to it. Also, the admissions staff is very friendly and walked all of us to our interviews. Lecture capture." More from this Member | Report Response

"The current medical students and the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is second to none. The IMD is FAB-U-LOUS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reasons to attend urbana campus, intimate learning community" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview was very laid back. No tension at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by an M4 and two professors, one who was retired. All three expressed a great interest in the future of the school. The student said he would not have gone to any other school, not even University of Chicago, where his wife attended medical school. Everybody was happy to be there, and that really made a great impression on me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem to do very well on their exams, and go on to competitive residencies. Also get a ton of clinical experience sine there are so many hospitals associated with UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"the atmosphere of the interview and the attitudes taken to medical education" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly attitude of the staff and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location (Chicago is amazing), organization of interview day (very well-structured), student interviewers, description of dual degree and Urban Med programs by the admissions dean" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed really happy, but this was at Rockford, and I would prefer to be in Chicago. Great community." More from this Member | Report Response

"The opportunities at this school. The clinical training. The diversity of the class. That the lectures can be streamed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Diversity of the student body, the research building, student center, friendliness of everyone affiliated with the school on my interview day, how laid back two of my interviewers were, the openness of the MS interviewer and tour guide about the school, early clinical experience and location of course!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee is very nice and friendly. UIC was my first medical school interview, and they made me feel very comfortable during the interview so I wasn't worried that they would grill me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem somewhat happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were super nice! You are always told where and when to go places and are even escorted there as well! : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY friendly staff and organized interview process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was geared towards knowing you as an individual, the interviewers were very nice and it made me comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guide was very enthusiastic about the school and seemed happy to be there. The admissions staff and interviewers were very friendly. It was my first interview so I was pretty nervous at first but they did a good job of keeping the interviewees relaxed. The gym looked sweet, and everything was close to the medical campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I found almost everything about the school to be perfect for me. Anatomy lab, gym, clinical opportunities, academic atmosphere, friendliness of students, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Gym was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab, the gym, the clinical skills facilities, the clinical opportunities available in Chicago " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students talked very highly about their clinical experiences and opportunities. Its about a 30 minute walk from the loop which is an incredible location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Board scores are the highest of any campus and above the national average" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's inviting and warm atmosphere, small town feel (Rockford), tightly-knit and helpful student body, new construction and renovation projects being undertaken to expand the school, decent cost of living in the area, early clinical exposure, suitable facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is on the top floor of the building and it has windows. The students seemed happy. The gym was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational and laid back interviews, they did not mention grades or MCAT at all, they just wanted to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has basically every degree program imaginable and every option for students to be involved with things they enjoy. Whether it's an MBA, JD, MPH, PhD or even a PhD in a non-science field, the school has EVERYTHING including non-profit clinics throughout the city. The Chicago location is AWESOME. The students are also pretty sweet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students I met (my interview was in Peoria) really seemed to enjoy the campus. I like the fact that they're partnered with OSF because it's such a good-sized hospital for central Illinois. It seemed like the students got a fair amount of opportunity to participate in procedures during third and fourth year because there isn't an overabundance of residents." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions interviewers on the whole were very friendly and did a nice job of putting me at ease. I felt good that the interviewers were interested in holding a good conversation with me intstead of having me speak the whole time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The admin people were very nice and the professors seemed very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"all the classes are held in a central location. the anatomy lab was nice. the hospital is across the street." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the students (all MS4s) emphasized about how well they were being prepared for their residencies compared to other schools. Most students seemed happy with the school, but didn't get to really meet any other than the ones who were supposed to interview or be tour guides. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, diversity, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very pretty and nostalgic of undergrad at UIUC. The medical campus is unlike any other due to the large amount of hospitals in that area. Clinicals start during your 1st year, as the medical campus is such a large and awesome resource to the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students really seemed to like the school and were excited to become doctors" More from this Member | Report Response

"the early exposure to clinical medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students at the Peoria campus LOVE their school. The dean was very nice and everything was very laid back and conversational. The Peoria site has a clinical skills lab where they have patient simulators, which I believe can only be found in Peoria. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty really tried to sell the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid-back non-competitive student body, great location, research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice and genuinely interested in your point of view and you as a person. Also, there were plenty of opportunities to talk to current students - during the interview (one of the interviewers is a current student), during the tour, and during lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are very close-knit, faculty are very interested in the students and really go out of their way, class schedule reported by students was 8-12 daily." More from this Member | Report Response

"While the facilities were obviously old, it wasn't as bad as I expected. They also appear to be committed to ensuring the curriculum is up-to-date (I had previously thought that their traditional, lecture-based teaching methods hadn't been updated since the 80s). They place a lot of emphasis on clinical experience and skills (which I like), and they have relationships with a lot of hospitals. There are also plenty of research opportunities (both formal and informal) if you're looking to do research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sadly, not really anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty seemed very happy there. The students are supportive of each other. Looks like a very nurturing environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were real upbeat and real intelligent. I was really positively impressed by the school and everyone there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff are very friendly; the school has carved out a nice little area for itself in downtown Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the admission's staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of the school, how happy the students seem, the clinical mentorship program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical experiences, students really well prepared for clerkships and residencies." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school emphasizes early patient exposure with plenty of clinical education. Also, the cultural diversity is impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experience, non-competitive student body, faculty listens to student complaints about curriculum, diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I encountered and the faculty. I interviewed in Peoria so each class is only about 50 ppl. Seems like everyone knows everyone, and I loved that sense of community." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the student body and how important it is to the school. You have the opportunity to do rotations in a variety of area hospitals. Graduate student housing is literally down the street from the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm everyone showed. I am very excited about al the clinical experience that is emphasized early-on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong commitment to urban medicine, exceedingly diverse student body and very proud to be so. Very student run, the school makes an effort to listen to what the students have to say. Lunch was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly nature of the school, its staff and students and that each person was honest about the positive and negatives of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Emphasis on clinical exposure, very early in first year. Lots of opportunities for clerkships in a variety of locations in the Chicagoland area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very helpful, day was well coordinated, interviewers were refreshingly friendly and humorous." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interviewers seemed very open and amicable. The Medical District had a lot to offer professionally. Little Italy was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students at the Peoria campus were very happy and encouraging about coming to that campus. I was told that the student there are the happiest and do the best on their boards, compared to all of the other locations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are pretty good - the clinical exposure 3rd and 4th year sounds top-notch. The view from the anatomy lab was a nice change from the typical basement dungeon labs I've seen at other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"chicago's a great place, very very many hospitals around to rotate in" More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical experience starting from M1" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Interviewed at Peoria, afternoon session) The enthusiasm of the student host & faculty. Volunteer faculty - meaning faculty are there because they want to teach. The support network for students also seems excellent. Interviewers were very nice and the interview session was itself was very low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small student/faculty ratio, staff seems easily accessible and invovled." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical loop, the lunch, the interviews were very organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff's dedication to the students, these people really love their students, and have personal relationships with them " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students seem very chill and laid back and there is definitely an air of camaraderie instead of competition. Chicago is definitely THE place to study medicine and is rich in culture and diversity. Lunch was delicious, I didn't think they'd give us pizza :-)! The facilities are just fine to me, even though some people think they are a little ''dated''." More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave us a lot of information and the stdent guides stayed with us as we waited for our interviews to answer questions and describe their experiences. The interviewers tried to make me comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty interviewers/staff really sold the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. Chi-Town is a vibrant city and UIC:Chicago puts you squarely in the thick of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the interviewers were incredibly laid back and very friendly. One of them decided that he didn't feel like asking questions, instead he wanted me to ask him questions. Another interviewer ended up talking about herself half the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty seemed very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, they were down to earth and nice in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm, diversity of the research and investigators; plus they are expanding-recruiting new researchers, getting new grants/funding and seem to be quite collaborative with local medical schools. The students were down to earth, welcoming, and diverse (with a wide array of interests and talents)." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was in the Rockford campus. 1. Very friendly students. 2. One-on-one attention from faculty. 3. Direct patient contact early in educational curriculum. 4. 8am-12pm class schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"The culture of the city was unbeatable. The staff were amazingly friendly. The diversity of the students!! The early exposure to patient care in a very diverse patient population. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location - Chicago and the Illinois Medical District. The number of opportunities for service, clinical rotations, diversity, and student activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who I talked to (around 4-5) genuinely seemed to enjoy the school, atmosphere, and people, and said that they worked hard but also had plenty of time to do things that they loved. There are also a lot of opportunities for M1's to get clinical experience from the get-go." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were very nice, and the location of the medical school was optimal. It was in a good area and right off the El, so transportation would be very easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"location in the ill. med district" More from this Member | Report Response

"one of my interviewers was very hard, but i liked the challenge. another interviewer was living out the medical career path I hope to have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students at UIC are laid-back and friendly. The old buildings have some charm. Seems like an adequate place to pursue your MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude that students interviewing early in the cycle are likely to be admitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a ton of community outreach programs that UIC partcipates in. UIC also really listens to the students so when there's an issue (like having too much lecture time all at once, having anatomy too early in the year, etc), the school takes action to make the curriculum better. The schedule was just recently changed to make the first year easier to adjust to. The professors are also supposedly very accessible in case you have questions about lecture material. The Dean of Admissios was also pleasantly nice! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid-back/community feel of the school. The students really seem to support each other. The anatomy lab is NOT in the basement! (There are windows in there!) " More from this Member | Report Response

"the people seemed very enthusiastic about the school, everyone was relaxed and nice, and the admissions staff was also very supportive in terms of calming people down" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was really welcoming and supportive of their students. All of the students that I talked to seem to love UIC. The students were also very close with one another. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the student rec, which you share with undergrads but is still nice. Brand new, and thats all the tour guide focused on. Its nice, but people are not going to go there for the rec center..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so enthusiastic about the school, and the interviewers tried to make you feel at ease (for the most part). Great clinical opportunities, you can't beat the location, and everyone answered questions honestly - both the good and the bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school. UIC seems like it is up and coming among medical schools in the US. If NU and UChicago weren't in such proximity, I'd venture to say UIC would be ranked a lot higher. The hospital seems like it is great - I'm sure one would see a lot of diverse pathology here. The students were cool. There are sooo many opportunities for leadership, research, clinical experience, etc. The research program is extremely strong at UIC - it seems like more and more money is being poured into UIC's research developlemt. The new research building is awesome as is the new Outpatient Center." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because I heard so many complaints about the facility, I made sure not to have any big expectations upon my arrival, but it was not as bad as I had imagined. Lecture halls were not much different from ones I was used to and actually felt more or less like home. Student lounges were somewhat of a nice surprise and extraordinary, and I really love the atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were very friendly and my student interview and school showed the type of people I could expect to go to class with. They seem very helpful and like all, the new gym was pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness of all administration involved first and foremost. The new research building was nice. The lecture hall was much better than the ones I'm used to. The school's eagerness to provide opportunities to students' individual needs(something I thought might not exist at a state school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students of the college with whom we interacted - they were extremely nice. Also the quality of students interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the old school feel of the campus, red brick buildings, etc... plus the school is basically in downtown chicago, lots of diversity when doing clinical rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and welcoming everyone was? they tried to keep the process as stress-free as possible. This was at Chicago so I am unaware of all the regional campus interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very friendly, saw diversity in the racial mix of my fellow interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitude of students and facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school really seems to be one that takes to heart the adage that they're not only interviewing us, but we're interviewing them. They did their best to make the day flow easily and with very minimal stress, from escorting you to interviews if need be, to giving an overview of all the things you would normally be expected to know on your own (coursework, campuses, etc.). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the staff/faculty members" More from this Member | Report Response

"The gym is sweet. Diverse students and the focus on independent learning. Also, clinical exposure to med students seems great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The programs the school offers, the surrounding city and the faculty and students. The students seemed like they work together. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Site itself is beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school was a lot nicer than I thought. i heard it was run down, but I was impressed, i thought certain buildings were quite beautiful. nice new gym. laid back interviews for the most part. pizza for lunch, diversity of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of faculty and students. We were told that we were all being strongly considered and our invitation for interview was a good sign because they don't like to waste our time. Facilities were nicer than expected, and location is fantastic! Great new gym too." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back all the students were, the emphasis on research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was upbeat and interested in helping me gain admittance to UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school and the fact that the current students seemed happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at the Rockford campus and was impressed with the more personal feel as opposed to the Chicago campus, the students all said they were happy with their choice of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I toured at the Chicago campus, and was impressed by the fact that the students took the initiative to change the curriculum regarding the testing schedule. Also, I was amazed by how friendly everybody was, from the admissions staff to the interviewers to random students. The medical students seemed down to earth and satisfied with the medical education they were receiving. This place is modest when it comes to boasting about their curriculum and facilities on their website, but when you tour, you will find that they, too, have a new and amazing fitness center. The anatomy lab is on the top floor, and is well-lit. The grading is honors, pass, fail, and everybody can pass if they do the work. In addition, they have an excellent standardized pt. program that is videotaped, so you learn clinical skills early on. of Also, I love the fact that UIC is situated in the heart of Chicago proper, and you will having amazing clinical experiences during the 3rd and 4th years. Finally, to quote one of my interviewers, this place is a "smorgasbord" in regards to the opportunities that abound, from earning dual degrees like MD/MPH, MD/MBA, and MD/PhD to finding research opportunities after M1. They also have a UMed program, which offers courses specifically for the health concerns in an urban population." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was able to select faculty members with which to interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"How interested the woman was during my first interview and how well she got to know me and how she was able to realate her life to my expereinces. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very happy with their location (interview was in Peoria). They said that their Step 1 and Step 2 scores are higher than any of the other U of I locations. Also, they said they get alot of 1-1 time with their faculty and staff, and physicians during rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everybody was and how small the class size is (only 45 students!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The large number of various hospitals in the vicinity." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy the students were with the faculty. Evidently the dean had stayed extra hours one night so that students could study for am exam a little longer in the facility's library." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no residents at the Rockford campus, so when you're doing rotations you work directly with attendings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Regional Dean and the Assistant Dean were incredibly friendly. They actually sat down with us in a boardroom-type setting. Students commented several times about how receptive the faculty and staff are to changes. They seem to really listen to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very welcoming people. I knew the recruiter. Generally everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much everyone loved the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was in Rockford, so i liked the fact that the class is only 40 students, and that there are no residents filtering med students from attendings. Rockford is really cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were all very interesting and personable--and the lunch was delicious too. Seriously, though, I also really liked the fact that the cadaver lab is on the top floor of the med school building. It has large windows and lots of natural sunlight--much nicer than every other one I've seen that are tucked away in a dark corner of the basement." More from this Member | Report Response

"i really like how the school places the med students with a preceptor and has early exposure to the clinical setting. the people seem friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff is super friendly and willing to take care of you while in med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely the diversity of the school, both the students and the patient populations that the students are exposed to during rotations. The way that UIC respects minority and underserved populations convinced me to want to go here (because these goals align with mine)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were real. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the diversity of students -- the interview i had before UIC was in Wisconsin.. where there was not much diversity at all. big campus. relatively close to downtown chicago. affordable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean met with the group at the beginning of the day and we had a good q & a" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was cheap, one adcom person was really nice. the day went smoothly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price, my interviewers were great, the students we met seemed nice and normal, clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low cost, very diverse, more exams during M1 than M2, patient exposure during first and second years" More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed happy to be there, community outreach programs, free housing available (Peoria campus)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great network of hospitals. 3rd and 4th years are able to see a diverse demographic of patients by working hospitals that range from large indegin hospitals such as Cook County to small private hospitals to University hospitals. The anatomy lab is on the top floor with a view of the Chicago skyline. Brand new research facility. Chicago is a great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rockford is small, but the air is CLEAN (i'm from LA, so I appreciate the clean air)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very sincere and nice to talk to. The Peoria campus is very small so that students can really get a lot of attention and also apparently has the highest board scores and best residency matches compared to other campuses. The hospitals in the area seem top notch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lot of things. They have new research facility going up. You can do your rotations at any other medical schools in Chicago area or elsewhere (I think it is true of most medical schools though). They seem to have cutting edge research facilities. I didn't understand why they are not ranked in top 50 research schools though. They told me that they were going into privately funded research now since the state funding has been decreasing constantly. I liked the attitude of the interviewer. I know medicine is a buyer's market (that is medical schools have the upperhand), but they made me feel that they were trying to sell the school to me rather than me trying to sell myself to them. They had lot of good volunteer opportunities in many minority communities around Chicago. They didn't seem to have an organized program for international medical experience. But then I have seen very few schools that do have organized program for international medical experience. Students have to take the initiative for such experiences at most schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The applicants really wanted to go to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical students are very happy and very excited about the school. They were willing to answer any questions and were very honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were friendly and incredibly easy to talk to. They genuinely appeared interested in me as a person. I liked the campus but I am biased because I'm from Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really liked the interviewer, REALLY liked the student tour guide, impressed with research oppurtunities open to students and support programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"other interviewees, the student giving the tour and the conversation at lunch, as well as the lunch itself, it wasn't a bag lunch. Also how friendly the people were interviewing me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers appeared to be interested in my comments and often nodded in agreement when I addressed a particular question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is in the center of Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"students and curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoyed being interviewed by 2 MDs and a 4th year. Had an opportunity to ask a few questions to them, which was refreshing. Friendly staff and students in Rockford. Good diversity and great clinical facilities in Chicago. Also very convenient to the subway stop in Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the lay back atmosphere of the entire day. should not be stressed about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really.... look like every school i saw. maybe the cadaver" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice resident halls and student center. close to L train station" More from this Member | Report Response

"kindness of people, wealth of research resources, the small med school class sizes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every student I met was in love with the school, the faculty members were very personable; gross anatomy lab is on the top floor of the building- the tour guide said that it was very well ventilated and had windows all around so it's not as dingy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour and having lunch with the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"tour, students had lunch with us and were so nice, met a professor who was very approachable " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students loved all the hands-on dissections (half of them are interested in surgery as a specialty) and enjoyed the rigorous schedule. That is not something that I particularly want but I was impressed with the hardworking students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I left UIC knowing it was my top choice. The admissions staff was the nicest I have every come across. There are tremendous research opportunities including a scholars program. The rotations and early clinical exposure are amazing. Chicago is wonderful. The facilities were better than expected (there are even reclining chairs in the M1 lecture room)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers, nice looking anatomy lab, good lunch " More from this Member | Report Response

"The different research opportunities available and the amount of diversity in chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really nice, the people were welcoming and laid-back, the whole process was pretty efficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC Rockford is very small and therefore students get a lot of personal attention and help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything BUT the interview. Although I interviewed at ROCKFORD and the campus was isolated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were great. They answered any questions and were very accomadating." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was just their way of getting to know me and that they seemed genuinely interested in what I had done before applying to med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The resources the school and affiliated hospitals possess." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers as well as all the other candidates were really friendly. No one was out to get me, and the people who were interviewed before me were forthcoming with information." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student's board scores ranked second in IL behind Northwestern. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the wide range of research and work-abroad opportunities available to students! I was impressed by the fact that just about every student I talked to seemed happy about his/her experience at UIC!" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE was very nice- (the Dean was on holiday break but I already met him and I know he is extremely personable and warm) the admissions counselors and student tour guides were very welcoming and informative. I was impressed that the students had such vibrant personalities and that the interview was purposely low-stress and just an opportunity to get to know you better." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers were really interested in my motivations for medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty at the Peoria campus were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were friendly, they had an information presentation about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reputation of the school, teaching hospitals, facilities (they have EVERYTHING), admissions staff was friendly and efficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"3 of my 4 interviewers were former engineers and I'm an engineering grad so I felt we really connected. The interview was my most painless. I also felt like the school was really solid on fundamentals, but also down to earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"good support system for Latino students at least" More from this Member | Report Response

"the medical students were very enthusiastic when they spoke with us and told us the real deal with the school " More from this Member | Report Response

"the resources available to the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students had a lot of good stuff to say about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back and quick. All the questions were straight forward and pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"low cost, great affiliated hospitals, windows in the anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed laid-back, approachable and well educated. Cost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Current students there who interacted with us were down to earth, intelligent, funny, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really nice. It seemed like they wanted me to feel comfortable during the interview. There was also a lot of time for the prospective students to talk with current students, who were very eager to help answer any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality of teaching. Location within major medical district. Broad clinical opportunties. High degree of support for away rotations (4th year only requirement is the internal med Sub-I)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed happy, positive atmosphere, good match lists and you gotta love Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"I found out about the many minority programs at UIC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical rotations available. Student tour guides were very friendly & helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a solid school for a good price." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were decent, students seemed relatively happy, Cook County hospital is literally next door, Chicago is a fabulous town. The interviewers gave me some good insights after I answered my questions, i.e. they told me what they thought about the questions they asked me after I answered for myself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students. Good campus shuttle service. Strength of UIC in a number of subspecialties. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are really friendly. The program seems difficult, but M4s say they are well-prepared for residency. Also, the longitudinal primary care program is really cool. You also have the flexibility of choosing the primary doctor you would like to work with. Chicago is a great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Rockford campus, small community based, not as competitive as Chicago campus, early clinical exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"COST!!!! Peoria students can have FREE housing at apartments within walking distance of the school. Peoria is not as bad as I thought. Students appear happy and everyone knows each other very well. Students are well prepared for Step 1 and 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price of the school is good if you are in state compared to most medical schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of research opportunities for med students. UIC is building a new research building to be used in 2004. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the clinical exposure that students get here. It seems like the M3's and M4's get a lot of patient responsibility. The patient population is also very diverse and largely underserved." More from this Member | Report Response

"MD/MPH program at the rockford campus. Also, the Rockford campus is one of only 11 US medschools affiliated with the World Health Organization! wow." More from this Member | Report Response

"The longitudinal medicine program starting from your M2 years continuing all the way till graduation. The friendly students, faculty, and staff! The small college atmosphere and cooperative atmosphere at Rockford." More from this Member | Report Response

"early clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"the early exposure to clinical experiences, the small-group learning, self-directed learning" More from this Member | Report Response

"students were pretty excited about their school. everyone we saw was really friendly. the anatomy labs were pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"location; current students' positive attitude; " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy labs are NOT in the basement, like every other school. There's actually ventilation here. And, we actually got to see a cadaver." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers said some of the students from this location had placed in top residencies (ex - out east, California)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid-back the campus seemed (it is Rockford, after all, and not Chicago)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and students seemed nice, the cost compared to other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The information provided during the tour by the M4's, they were very positive about the school and were up front about the amount of work involved but also talked a lot about all the clinical opportunities available. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the medical school students I talked to during the lunch and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students we interacted with really did seem to like the clinical training. they were m4s so they kept saying how they were given so much responsibility. some of their students also said how 'other' med schools in the chicago area don't accept public aid patients so they don't get to see patients. Also, with the patient population the patients actually want you to work on them-- wheareas in other private hospitals... patients sometimes won't let med students touch em." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students and seeing a cadaver(sp?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind students. Decent facilities. Urban location. Extremely diverse student body. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great complimentary lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a bad school, despite all the red-tape and virtually no attention given to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students. The residencies that graduates got into. Sensed a very cooperative environment. The clinical experience seemed second to none with a university hospital, a VA, a county hospital, and ~10 community hospitals each serving very different patient populations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Flexibility of program structure. You can do PhD work first or MD work first. Friendliness of the director and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Chicago campus was in a pretty clean area." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They didn't have a vegan option for lunch even though I requested it twice through email (upon them asking), so I didn't get to eat anything all day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to walk around outside in 40 degree weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Buildings seemed a little outdated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere, the actual med students were pretty great (Super friendly and nice). However, the other interviewees were a bit off (I did not like how they showed everyone's alma matter) and the people managing the actual interview day don't really know how to make the whole thing feel relaxed (Uncomfortable seating, feels like they are always watching you etc...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was led by two first-year students who had only been on campus for 5 weeks... They didn't really seem to know where they were going or what to show us. One was very enthusiastic though." More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour of any of the hospitals. The admission committee still gives you admission via snail mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really- i was very stressed with the first interviewer (student) but the other 2 made up for it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything...I couldn't find the room where we were supposed to meet, I had to ask the woman cleaning the bathroom (she was super nice), no one showed up to talk to us until 15 mins after we were told the day would start, the interviewers were late getting there, my first interviewer pretty much attacked me the whole time and was very negative (im not sure if he was acting or something like that but I did not appreciate that treatment), the facilities were old and run down, student lounge was in the basement, deans talk was uninspiring to say the least, seems like they were almost forced into designing a more up to date curriculum. Yuck." More from this Member | Report Response

"My admissions committee interview was really intimidating and stressful, which I thought was unnecessary and made me think twice about if I really want to attend that school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lunch options" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really know much about the curriculum changes from what I could tell. They also didn't really talk much about any student organizations or give a tour of the facilities. Wish we could have learned more about the curriculum or other resources that the school has to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Older facilities. However, I was told renovations should be complete by 2016 and I doubt it will affect the quality of the education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone says the buildings are old. I actually like the old look to the outside of buildings. I don't mind the old looks on the inside of the buildings. But I don't like how the heating system is old too, so I was walking through some parts that felt like a sauna and some that felt like a cool box. But this is not a big deal, and all the research buildings are nice and shiny." More from this Member | Report Response

"3rd interview began immediately after 2nd. No financial aid session. Final decision only given through snail mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"An interviewer answered a phone call and burned ou tthe remiangin time; The facilities are mad old, outdated and the school needs revamping. Also the tour they took us on did not show us the facilities or labs or lectures." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were so excited about UIC that I felt like they had more time to talk than I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"There does not seem to be a good support program for USMLE preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

"-rockford sucks" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean was late to his portion of the presentation so they had to flip the tour with his section of the day. The problem is that because they made the change so late, our tour was significantly shortened which irritated me as our medical tour guides gave really great advice throughout." More from this Member | Report Response

"They kept talking about the facilities being older. Personally, I didn't notice this (to me older building does not = old facilities), but the fact that they kept mentioning it made me feel uneasy..." More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interviewer didnt show up and my tour guide who was also another interviewer had to interview me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like at other interviews, I was afraid that my interviewers would forget important detials before they got to wirte their evaluations because they interviewed one or two other applicants within 5-10 minutes of me, and I noticed that one interviewer did not even write anything down before he took the next applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"The UIC buildings were kind of run down. Not a huge deal - but it was freezing outside and some rooms were warm, and other were blazing hot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean's welcome message." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town itself. It's very rural and kind of in the middle of nowhere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings/classrooms are a bit old. But, it's downtown chicago (I think that's to be expected)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, I knew what the facilities were like beforehand and don't think that's an adequate reason to base a decision on the school. Sure it's great to have new facilities, but UIC actually reminded me of parts of my HS and undergrad institution. Older buildings don't bother me as long as the school offers modern accommodations such as lectures online. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at Rockford; the student tour guide did not seem to know much about the school or other campuses, and so the tour ended up being really short." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was unresponsive to my requests to change my interview date. My interviewers did not seems to have any interest in talking with me, and either were more interested in talking about themselves or nothing at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"We got out a little later than expected and I almost missed my bus back to school. : (" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were older, as to be expected, and the tour was lackluster because it was the first one and we had like 20 people led by one guide who had trouble fitting us all in elevators and then not talking loud enough... etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at the Peoria campus and it seemed like their focus in mainly on their students getting the best scores on board exams. That's what the students praise about the school as well, the fact that they do better on board exams than even the Chicago campus. There are also lots of lecture hours. What I am looking for is a campus where you get clinical training as early as possible and the Rockford campus offers this so I hope I get to choose where I'm posted. otherwise it is a very good school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is huge and has too many students. Close to 200 in each class. The lecture hall was a little run down. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a substitute speaker during the dean's presentation who was a very nervous, inarticulate speaker. Still everything else about the interview day was perfect." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day seemed a bit haphazard. No one was there to greet us when most of us wandered in. There was no signage regarding the interview. The tour was an entire group of ~30 interviewees--should have been smaller." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only negative aspect of the Rockford site is that you are not there your first year. Students in the Rockford track spend the first year in Urbana-Champaign, and then transfer to Rockford for years 2, 3, and 4. As for the campus, the area, the people, the facilities, the curriculum -- there is nothing negative to be said about any of them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Food wasn't that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was kind of shabby, but that's not a huge deal. I don't like the idea of moving after the first year (unless you choose the Chicago campus where they do all four years). There didn't seem to be a lot of technology integrated into the education system." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like the students who were apart of the admissions staff were not as interested as ones I have met during my experiences volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students don't really attend class and don't seem to have much interaction with each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students did not seem very happy or act as a cohesive group." More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings. Very very old, but then again so is most of Chicago. The anatomy lab was shown to us, and it reeked of preservatives and chemicals used in histology, but then again that is sort of to be expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities seemed dated" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer had to be 95 years old. He had two pairs of glasses and at times, I swore he fell asleep during the interview. Because of his age, he only asked about 2 questions, and spent the other time trying to get out his rants about certain topics. This took a large amount of time because of his old age. I was concerned as to why this man was interviewing at all. Does faculty not wish to interview their potential med students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Regional campuses are really rural and most people match into midwest residencies" More from this Member | Report Response

"older facilies, large class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is a little bit out-dated and there was lots of down time during the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities weren't as nice as some of the other schools I interviewed with." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was really uninformative - they showed us a hallway in the hospital, the gym, a classroom, and the student center (which felt like a tunnel). I really wish they had shown us labs and more of the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"First year in Champaign/Urbana, small campus, a little outdated, but they just got a donation and are building more soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"While two of the interviewers were very nice and asked basic interview questions (tell me about your research, how did you get interested in medicine, have you had any healthcare experience, tell me about a time when you helped someone, etc), the third interviewer was rather abrupt and asked questions that some people would probably find adversarial or even inappropriate. He wasn't intentionally mean, but I couldn't tell if his questions and responses were meant to evaluate me as a person or merely judge how I would respond to a stressful Q&A session. The questions were initially benign and demographic in nature (how old are you, what do your parents do, do you have any siblings, have you applied to medical school in past, etc). They then moved to the classic ''what would you do to fix healthcare in the United States.'' At this point, however, the conversation basically became political and it was easy to tell that he was very much in favor of a universal or socialized healthcare system. I tried not to completely agree or disagree with him, but I didn't want to start a political debate either. I just hope that I wasn't given a negative assessment because I didn't always agree with his politics (by the way, if you're a hardcore conservative, God help you if you get this interviewer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were not happy. Supposedly, the administration is extremely understaffed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Before I arrived I read on SDN that the facilities weren't the best so I came in expecting it to be worse than it was. It was my first interview and tour so I don't really have anything to compare it to so to me it wasn't that bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself. It was a panel interview in a tiny room. It was really very uncomfortable and one interviewer kept asking me incredibly hard questions that I stumbled through." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are very old, no one goes to class, M1 is overloaded with too many classes (unnecessarily hard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are a bit old and need updating." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were supposed to get an introduction from the dean, but did not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Price to attend as an out of state resident." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - the classes are large lectures, though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was average. The guide showed us some facilities but didn't give us an idea of the type of teaching technology they used." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, people seemed a bit standoffish, I visited the Rockford campus last semester and the atmosphere was a little warmer, I expected it to be this way though" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is small, literally just one building but that's not a big deal for me...students graduate very well prepared according to their Step scores and residency placements" More from this Member | Report Response

"That we didn't get to see the library on the tour but saw the gym. It was nice but not a top priority to me. They have a co-op note taking service that you can buy into (about $100) in case you miss lecture. Most schools have lecture available via video or audio for free for their students. Also, the 1st year seems very lecture heavy and there's no ''formal'' PBL." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although they have a great gym, I wish we cuold have seen more dorms, libraries, etc. And nothing on financial aid (just a packet)" More from this Member | Report Response

" It was a bit disorganized though I understand it was the first day of interview season. My first interviewer, an M2, didnt show up because she didnt know she had me at the time. Had to wait around over 1.5 hrs while everyone else went through 2 interviews b4 I had mine, my 2nd interviewer left so I had a replacement interviewer and then i had to stay late to make up my missed 1st interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"that some of the interviewers were late, which shortened the interview sessions toward the latter part of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like the first 2 years at UI-Chicago are not that great, but it is made up during M3 and M4 with the wide array of clinical opportunities available. M4 student interviewer said that school is slow to use criticism from students to change curriculum. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities could use a face-lift." More from this Member | Report Response

"The information session gave a lot of statistics, but I got the impression that this school was slow in responding to suggested changes to its curriculum. The facilities aren't that great, the students talked a lot about how they didn't need to go to class, they emphasized how the last two years of studies were great at the university, giving me uncertainty as to how good the first two years of studies are. There is very little problem based learning (PBL) offered at this school, which seems to be out of step with national trends." More from this Member | Report Response

"MD would be a pretty dismal place to live. Little Italy is pretty small. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were old and there was only one building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide focused more on hitting the bars than the facilities and academics...I had to interview with my tour guide because my interviewer didn't show up...the student facilities are very old, in the basement, falling apart...no one interviewing that day seemed impressed or excited to be there... Alot of the students said that they didn't attend the lectures (which are held in a concrete pit) because they aren't helpful...they are only affiliated with one free clinic and they didn't know how many students were involved, there wasn't any big emphasis on research....I think that the most dishearting moment can be summed up in the comment, ''all you have to do is memorize enough of the lecture notes to pass, then everyone goes and gets drunk on test days''...personally, my goals aren't just to pass and get drunk..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students didn't seem that happy about the school. The lecture/lab schedule is mostly 9-5 the first two years" More from this Member | Report Response

"chicago's very cold, not great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"age of buildings, although not too bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 on 1 group interviews were a bit disconcerting (faculty, administrator, and M4 student). My interview was dead last and the student interviewer seemed tired. Computer facilities are somewhat dated. Library is on the small side. Peoria lacks some of the perks of big-city living (a plus or minus depending on one's tastes). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewed at satellite campus (not in Chicago) and the facilities were old and small." More from this Member | Report Response

"Supposed to be a partial blind interview. they don't know your GPA, MCAT. But one of the rude guys ask me about that... so i have to answer" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview portion was short, only 20 minutes, with 4 interviewers and myself. The tour took all day, but the interview seemed over in an instant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't prepare a presentation that throughly explained financial aid or housing, which are two very important issues for students to know about in my opinion. The tour seemed a bit short and could've been a bit more thorough through including the bookstore and other miscellaneous places." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at Peoria (and I'd like to attend the Chicago campus) so the facilities were pretty small. The students indicated that the Peoria curriculum is the most lecture-intensive of any of the UI sites. Lectures 8am-4pm for M1 and M2." More from this Member | Report Response

"the student interviewer acted like he was hot sh#t." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tourguide didn't have a whole lot of positive things to say about the school. Same for the med students we ran into in the halls who all kept urging us to ''turn back while there's still time,'' haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"From what I read on SDN most people say that the lecture rooms look old, but they were similar to what I had during my undergrad so that didn't really bother me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are old, but given the low tuition it's a minor complaint." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really that stands out in my mind" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. No information given to help plan the visit. 2. The informational component was not structured. 3. The facilities were not impressive. They need some updating. 4. The cost for out-of-state residents is ridiculous (over $50,000 per year). 5. Poor financial aid package. 6. The town is not as urban, as expected (Rockford, IL)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a little bit old and need some remodeling. But not too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The age of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were a bit old (apparently histo is still on microscope boo), and the student lounge was a bit rundown." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was something about the students in the program that rubbed me the wrong way...not sure what it was, but I didn't feel like I would fit in there." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities seem...not the most modern, but hey..." More from this Member | Report Response

"disorganized; the opening session was boring and unimpressive- i suspect largely b/c the dean was out of town; my student tourguide didn't seem to take school seriously. i simply felt bad for those interviewees for which was their only impression of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A total stress interview with one of my three interviewers--this man was both critical and unfair with his questions. Also, after visiting other Chicago schools, UIC was disorganized in comparison. Instead of being greeted individually, we followed signs and wandered down a hall, to a big table where there were packets with our names on them and no instruction about what to do. It was good to have a schedule but mine was wrong--had different interviewers than those admissions took me to interview with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was unorganized and the interviews were not very enlightening." More from this Member | Report Response

"The study lounge seems small compared to the class-size (roughly 300) and the desks are super tiny in the classrooms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The histo lab are still done with microscopes, which you have to rent on your own. All the students seem to hate histo. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a little older, but I don't think there was anything particularly negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing that I could think of was that I didn't like the student lounge." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer, lecture hall, seems really uncomfortable, its like the chairs which you pull the desk up from the side." More from this Member | Report Response

"The directions to one of the interviewer's offies were poorly written and I had trouble finding it, and also one interview ran over because it started late, making me late for my last interview. The tour guide was in a rush to get to the hospital, and a number of the tour guides (M4s) didn't show up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I knew the facilities weren't going to be brand new (very few schools' facilities are), but I liked the rugged, mature look. You can tell the school has a lot of character." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some construction around the area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. While everyone complains the buildings are older, it's a homey feel, and on top of that, it's a med school, you shouldn't worry about comfort, you'll fall asleep :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing significant comes to mind. I just wish there were more interviews at the UPR campuses, since the likelihood of attending the Chicago campus is slim this late in the season and it would be nice to be able to have a look around of where we would ultimately be attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is basically located in downtown chicago. if you're not used to a big city atmosphere don't come here (i.e. the people, etc...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are not as new as other med schools in the area " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were activly hostile. Don't know if it was a good cop bad cop thing, but I wasn't aticipating such a hostle interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings are fairly old and need a good makeover, but that doesn't affect learning medicine at all! I also wish the directions had been a bit clearer on how to get there. Once you arrive, they were great; however, you have to arrive in the first place!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the student tour guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that since the incoming classes are so huge, faculty-student interaction is not the best. Not the most flexible curriculum either. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think I had any negative impressions during my visit. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get a good picture of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I encountered were so full of themselves. The level of their inflated self was just too much for me to handle in a large dose. If it was from only two individuals, I would have wrote it off, but EVERYONE was pretty snippy and uppetty. They didn't speak like human beings. This was the major and pretty much the only turn off from the school. Also, a very high strung, competetive environment. After the interview, this school fell to the bottom of my list. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the library supposedly sucks so everyone uses Rush's library. they didnt go over the other different campuses at all. i dont kno how i will really pick which campus to attend if i get in" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities seemed old and run down, due to the large size the school had a bit of an impersonal feel to it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as when I had interviewed before for GPPA- the facilities are not as great as at my undergrad inst. However, this time around, I did see some improvements- new research center, new athletics complex, so really, not many negatives." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are a bit run-down." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students told us that 60% of the first year students at the Chicago campus fail at least one course and have to make it up during the summer, facilities are old, students in the tracks outside Chicago take 11 courses during their first year all at the same time, the school is very sink or swim due to its large size...also, despite students at Rockford saying they were happy with their choice of school, they seemed less than enthused to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing I didn't like about the interview day was having to run around from building to building to find my interviewers. It makes the situation kind of stressful if one of your interviews runs a little long, and you only have 10 min. to rush to the next one. It all worked out, though, so no real complaints." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of interviews - several tag-team style interviews plus even more individual interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interview only lasted 15 mins and the guy didn't seem to really care. But I still got into the GPPA program so it's all good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They need to remodel!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How old the computer labs were and the "green house" is the only "fun thing" in the campus - no place to exercise and de-stress; the fact that the cafeteria closes at 1:15pm" More from this Member | Report Response

"On the tour, the med students seemed immature...as if they had never been exposed to the world outside academia." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at a regional campus that was most convenient for my travel accomodations. Unfortunately, this campus is not the one in which I would like to attend, and facilities were VERY sub-par. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school building is older and small and the tour was a bit disorienting. I'm from the area and when I asked what there is to do for fun as a young professional in Rockford they listed off a bunch of stuff, but it just sound like a lot of public relations stuff meant to 'sell me' on the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is in one building (as most med schools are). Rockford feels somewhat isolated and does not have the campus feel of many other med schools that feed off undergrad campuses or large teaching hospitals. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a panel of 17 people ranging from doctors to agricultural specialits to anyone you can think would be related to a rural area. Although I can see how this would be the best way for them to decide who is suited for the RMED program, it certainly was extremely intimidating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long lecture hrs." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are old, barely have an ethics class, no real campus feeling, have to take a HUGE coarse load in M1 year at Chambana, and there is no 24hr study space. the library closes at 10pm. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was some down time because there are four interview time slots but only three interviews/candidate. As a result, I had about 30 minutes in the middle of my interviews where I just sat around in the lounge area. I could brought a book or something! Still, that's not a big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"the building "has character" which is code for "old" and i hear the administration has a bad reputation for turning a deaf ear on problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing...but one of the med students said the school lags on technology (they are just about to get wireless this year) and sometimes professors don't give out notes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. Perhaps the only negative thing are the old facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities not great, but I've seen worse." More from this Member | Report Response

"med student facilities seemed old and crowded. not very nice or new computer labs. cadavers were REALLY old and one i saw was left laying out... with a big textbook on top of it and a pen jabbed into the styrofoam next to it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A really annoying girl from NU" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers were unwelcoming, facilities are old, area is really bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"The outdated curriculum, classes 8-5 everyday, some of the rotation sites are known to be crappy hospitals," More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of innovative curriculum (PBL)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the town of Peoria was small" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy room is kind of cramped. Some days, students are stuck in class ALL DAY LONG. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is isolated. If you go to rockford, you have to spend the first year in Urbana, then move to rockford for the second, third, and fourth years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities seemed old, which probably doesn't matter. Also they did not provide lunch so I would make sure that you eat something before you get there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Their facilities were old. You probably will see this at many places. But I don't think that old facilities would be a major factor in my decision. I guess we all like new facilities, but there is nothing wrong using the old facility if they work fine. In anatomy lab, students were not careful while handling formaldehyde. Some of the students had gloves (w/ formaldehyde) on while they used door handles, while others opened the doors without any protection." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first 6 weeks students take 7 exams. The students say it is the hardest part of the 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, it was a really organized, relaxing visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"At times it appeared disorganized. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The building really was a lil' old." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got mixed messages regarding the school's commitment to diversification. The staff informed us that one of the school's missions is to diversify their student body. However, when I spoke to one of the students she commented that the student body truly wasn't as diversified as the school made it out to be. In particular she commented that there truly aren't as many African Americans in the classes. That was a bit disconcerting for me because I am an African American." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour was not that efficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"some areas of the school were worn down and needed renovation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rather old facilities in Chicago and Rockford. Rockford site is really too small for a med school environment, even though the people are great (only about 150 students total). I just feel like I would be missing out on the collegial med school environment because few schools have fewer than 350 students. The campus in Chicago is a little like a prison. The students seem to think of med school as just four years of torture they need to get through. Also, it's amazingly difficult to get placed at the site you desire even though I interviewed in January and was accepted by February. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are very old " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing.. they were down to earth" More from this Member | Report Response

"on average it takes 9 years to finish their md/phd program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Buildings/facilities are generally on the older side. It was a bit worrisome that one could potentially spend every waking moment within the building (I think they said that even housing was attached to the medical school building)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview. It seemed as thought the interviewer were tired and put words into my mouth." More from this Member | Report Response

"tone of interview - seemed like they were out to make me feel uncomfortable, very argumentative, putting words in my mouth." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC has a very inefficient teaching method - about 8 hours of lecture a day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much at all. More expensive than some state schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were a bit old, and the student body didn't really blow me away. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Facilities are kind of old. Also, during the tour, a medical student in an elevator jokingly said, "don't come here." It made me wonder whether the students are happy with their school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student-lead tour could have been better organized; didn't get to see the cadaver room." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the students I met seemed to be extremely stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Interview. I had already been on a few interviews, but this was one very UNPLEASANT. It is the luck of your panel, mine was very abrasive and unfriendly for no apparent reason. No one really smiled or seemed interested in learning about me. Rather one doc asked me a series of difficult health economics questions and was unrelenting. He seemed bitter and tired and not interested in being there, more interested in being condescening towards me. Another M4 student asked me if i supported the US in Iraq. But when I tried to give a moderate answer, he cut me off and said he only wanted a "YES or NO" answer. I found this abrasive and irrelevant. I have middle eastern heritage so I felt very uncomfortable about this. I also have an advanced graduate degree, I have papers published, however they never asked about anything. Instead the doc berated research and claimed that he "is on the front lines of medicine actually seeing patients". I found this to be quite immature as he minimized my work in research and I had to defend the integrity of my work. This interview tested my patience and questioned my desire to attend UIC. The interview was anything BUT a "get to know you" opportunity like the nice people in the admissions office like to tell you. They did not leave me any time to ask questions. No one gave me feedback of any kind. Other students have had pleasant experiences, but I probably had the same panel as the other NEGATIVE posts for this School." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was done in a large group by a woman who was rushing because she had a class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Comfortable environment and friendly students and interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were a little run down, but I don't think it's anything that would impede my success as a student or doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was in Peoria, a very boring town, and not a place i would enjoy living." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that the staff did not realize the cafeteria would be closed over the holiday break, but they took us out to lunch at a nearby restaurant instead which had good food." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The format of the interview was Horrible! Because it was closed file, we wasted a lot of time talking about stupid things they really should already have known about me. Also, the interviewers were really just reading questions from a list- generic medicine crap that we all have formal answers for. Didn't seem like they care to get to know you. They more want to know if you're qualified rather than fit in within a community." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms and facilities were a little on the older side." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's easy to get lost in the building. They accept 300 students (although they are distributed among various campuses)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was incredible warm. We were all dying on the tour and because of the heat, it was tough to concentrate. Also, there is a lot of waiting downtime that added some anxiety to the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are a little old and the library is shared with undergrads" More from this Member | Report Response

"That one of my interviewers didn't show up, thus there were only 2 of them and there was another room of interviews going on with 4 interviewers...It didn't seemed equal/fair. They didn't seem to know alot about the other campuses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"lot of lecture time spent during the first two years - especially the first year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much to complain about." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't like the fact that I had to interview at a regional location. I wasn't interested in attending medical school at Rockford but I had to defend why it would be a good school for me. They didn't know much about the other campuses so I couldn't get a feel for what it would be like if I were to attend the Chicago campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are run down" More from this Member | Report Response

"It feels like a state school. (facilities a bit old, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole med school consists of one very run down building. Aside from the interview, most of the day was a complete waste of time. Although our tour guide was very nice, the tour was terrible. Most of the time we were just wandering around the building getting in everyone's way. The tour guide was so confused- it felt like she was just trying to distract us for an hour by dragging us up and down the elevator in the same building we were in all day. This was especially annoying since I didn't interview until 4, so they basically wasted my time all day before that with really pointless stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Run-down facilities. Sense of not being the best med school in city. Relatively little tuition break for being a state school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Labs were older and didn't get to see lecture halls." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Chicago campus might be full already, also their support services aren't too strong-meaning your pretty much on your own at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are pretty nasty and area is really run down. Attitude. While it is true that you should expect students to be adults & self-sufficient, I think it is still reasonable to expect professors & staff to actively contribute and facilitate your education. Otherwise, save me the tuition for the basic sciences portion of the education and I will prepare for the boards myself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The site I interviewed at was very small and there weren't a lot of activities around. Still, everyone seemed to be pretty happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a bit antiquated, but I'm sure I'd learn what I need to know whether or not the facilities were new." More from this Member | Report Response

"school is kindof in the ghetto, the two-on-one interview was intimidating, especially because the doctor wouldn't look me in the face during the ENTIRE interview and the med student seemed more interested in impressing the doctor than interviewing me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were a little old, but adequate. I was informed the Chicago campus might be or is already full. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The cold weather and the large lecture-style classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The long wait to be interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Chicago campus fills by early December; all others spend M-1 at Champaign and are then spilt between Peoria and Rockford (~50 each)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student lounge in the basement is like a sauna, and most of the facilities are pretty run down. It's expected at a public school, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't talk about financial aid. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities seem a bit old, but not that bad really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rockford kind of sucks. The student who showed us around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really...it's a change from the chicago urban lifestyle but it's nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"no more Cook County affiliation" More from this Member | Report Response

"i had 2 separate interviews and the 1st one was fantastic and the 2nd one, though ultimately positive, was with a very akward socially inept doctor so was a major strain. unimpressed also by the lack of organization for interview day (meeting with more people, etc.) compared to other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"the library was disappointing - pretty old, with slow internet and not many good places to study. the student center in the basement was pretty crappy too." More from this Member | Report Response

"cadaver lab--seemed too small and cramped for the large number of students; the building we were in was HOT!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some facilities were not too clean, but it wasn't anything too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quite a bit. The day was horribly organized. I was told the wrong time for the interview and arrived two hours early. (They were aware of this problem, but did nothing to correct it.) The dean never showed for the opening presentation, though he did answer questions later. This location doesn't have a cafeteria or financial aid office. There is a very small class size." More from this Member | Report Response

"How small and somewhat antiquated the facilities were." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities seemed antiquated" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities seemed a bit old." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that the environment is more competitive than cooperative. The administration does not seem to be very involved with student's concerns." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that many of their interviewers didn't show up, so they had to improvise" More from this Member | Report Response

"the basement was warm- it seemed like the ac was off. The lab where they meet for histology and small groups seemed really run down. " More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of AC in waiting room and in parts of the building (very humid and warm)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told about the excessive bureaucracy factor and red tape that students have to deal with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had met at least several medical students." More from this Member | Report Response

"rockford" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The responsiveness of the administration to the concerns of students. The quality of 1st and 2nd year lectures was something many students complained about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not MSTP funded yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities, such as the anatomy labs seems a bit run-down. Also, think Labyrinth." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You will be outside, so definitely bring a coat" More from this Member | Report Response

"How chill the interviews were" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much" More from this Member | Report Response

"think of things interesting about myself not included in the essays and research more in ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be a negative experience. I had an open mind going in but I really did not like what I saw." More from this Member | Report Response

"My chances of getting the Chicago campus were lower than I thought" More from this Member | Report Response

"lunch was provided" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very chill. Lunch was pretty decent. Everybody was really nice there (I did Urbana campus)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was well-prepared and informed ahead of time by the adcom about what to expect at the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how much some interviewers pick through the application essays. I should have carefully read through my essays at least 2 to 3 more times." More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum is going through vast changes to reduce lecture time. AS far as interviews. Most of the SDN questions were not asked. They tailored the interview based on what you wrote on the secondary essays. everything else is based on the interviwer." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers only had access to my essays. It was also apparent that they didn't really read them; they glanced at them quickly." More from this Member | Report Response

"-i overprepared for this interview. it was extremely laid back!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. All the questions they ask are on SDN's interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school doesn't do that good of a job selling itself, but the medical students give great advice. And I'm not entirely sure how to interpret the odd facial expressions of one of my interviewers..." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was only going to get a little time with current students. I wanted to ask more questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was not really a tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just know that the interviews are very relaxed and that afternoon interviews are the best because you have a dean's presentation, lunch and tour first before the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pretty prepared after reading others' comments on here. It truly was very laid-back." More from this Member | Report Response

"What time the day would end. Where to park. The schedule for the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't Panic, its a really low key easy interview. It may take some time before you are accepted though" More from this Member | Report Response

"That (at least at the Chicago campus) interviewers would only have a few of your essays. NO numbers whatsoever- if you have gotten to the interview stage, you deserve to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to better prepare for the lecture style "interview" of my first interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"What time I would be done. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Believe it when others say that this interview is pretty stress free. : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking is an absolute nightmare. Go really really really early and read their travel page to find parking if driving there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the afternoon interview began at 11:45 and not at 11:00 like they told me. I ended up waiting for an hour in the huge waiting room feeling nervous. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That these interviews would actually be FUN. Also, I had heard through SDN that UIC's Chicago facilities are run down. I disagree. At worst, they are charmingly old-fashioned but still more than adequate. But does anybody really need to pay $50,000 per year for a pretty lecture hall with Chanel drapes and Versace seats?" More from this Member | Report Response

"That parking is so expensive. It cost ~$18 to park in their garage." More from this Member | Report Response

"Having an interview this early has a huge probability of acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers would rely solely on my secondary and personal statement to ask questions (it is much different at the Chicago and Peoria sites), that it would be just one 30-minute group interview with me and three interviewers (at Chicago, its 3 one-on-one interviews that each last 30 minutes), that there would not be any lunch (I don't know if this applies to the other sites)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are really not stressful at all" More from this Member | Report Response

"To relax and not try to come up with memorized answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The names of my interviewers before the day of the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A box lunch was provided, and current students joined us and talked about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview I had with the student would be the most challenging." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought i was interviewing in front of a panal of 3, but instead was 3 separate interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to specifically use the train system and how to get to office once you get off the train." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, really" More from this Member | Report Response

"I drove to the school, and the street leading up to the entrance wasn't very well marked. Plan on setting a few more minutes aside in case you get lost. The Chicago campus was nearly full, and they said to count on getting to the Peoria or Rockford campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was glad I'd read SDN the night before. I read about the ''3 medical break-throughs'' question, and got asked it at my first interview! If you say ''stem cell research,'' be sure to be able to answer some questions about the technology itself! I winged it, and think I did fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there are three seperate interviews and they are all closed file academically, meaning that they have read your personal statement and your supplementary application but have no idea what undergrad you went to or any specific extracurricular activities/medically related experiences unless it was mentioned in one of those. " More from this Member | Report Response

"After the interview you are free to go. Other schools had me stick around for tours, presentations, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little more about their admissions process (although I doubt it would have had an impact on my performance). At the morning presentation they told us that they interview around 800 people, accept around 600, and enroll around 300 once everything is all said and done (about half the people they offer acceptance to either decline the offer or accept the offer only to decline later)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"To come with more questions. Between the opening welcome, tour and 3 interviews, I should have had some more questions prepared because by the end of the day I ran out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the above was going to happen." More from this Member | Report Response

"The exact location of the office- it is somewhat confusing to navigate yourself around the medical school building. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish someone would have told me that the cook county hospital garage across from MCW was closed off to the public. So I had to park at the garage near Taylor and Wood." More from this Member | Report Response

"All three of my interviewers seemed to be very concerned about the uninsured, underinsured, I felt I was adequately prepared, but wasn't expecting quite the level of interrogation about the issue that I got" More from this Member | Report Response

"probably that it would be so relaxed and conversational....i worked myself into a frenzy reading too many SDN horror stories." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wouldn't be asked any of the questions I read about on SDN so I was definitely over-prepared. Better than under-prepared I guess. Also, that Cook County Hospital's parking structure is directly across the street. I wasn't entirely sure if I was allowed to park there but when I left, there was a list of prices at the cashier's booth and public parking was listed ($8). So it's an option for those that are driving but park there at your own risk." More from this Member | Report Response

"I pretty much knew everything there was to know..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Theres a lot of downtime if you do the afternoon interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, from the area and have toured the school and area numerous times" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the spots for the Chicago campus are filled, but spots will free up when people matriculate at other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers only have your essays (secondary and AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to find parking." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When you get accepted to the UIC system, you express a preference as to which site you would like to attend. 175 students are in Chicago all four years and 125 students go to Urbana-Champaign for their first year, then 25 students (MD/PhD) stay in Urbana-Champaign, while 50 go to Peoria and 50 go to Rockford for the next 3 years. Also, the Chicago campus tends to fill up early." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no space left at the Chicago Campus left even if I am admitted..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Chicago campus is full currently. They say there is some turnover in May, but it looks like I won't be able to go to the Chicago campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"how cold it is with the wind chill in Chicago" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and hosts were able to reinforce many positives regarding the Peoria campus which I felt would have been nice to convey in amore accessible manner beforehand, e.g. on their website, through a brochure, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"First you're accepted to the school and then you rank your choice of location between the four campuses and they let you know what you get." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are an OOS, you have to pay $ 50 k a year for 4 yrs" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview would be so short. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The the interviews would be so laid back. UIC does a really good job of trying to get you know you beyond what you wrote on paper, and show genuine interest in their applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and guides would be from Peoria and not have too much information on the other sites. I figured they would be from Peoria but it was frustrating to get answers like, ''I can't really speak for how it is in Chicago/Rockford....''" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Though the CTA trains allow you to skip the crazy morning traffic, they still take about 1.25 hours to get you from O'Hare to campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"We had to be there exactly at 1pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"To show up at 1pm. I showed up early to look around. but there was nothing to see, except the one building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not so much discover as thought ahead, but scheduling for the AM session. Having a morning interview means not driving out in rush hour. Although I guess you'd be driving in during rush hour for the AM session." More from this Member | Report Response

"not a thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would've known that the second day of the interviews was not necessary. All the interviews were conducted on the first day, and the second day was devoted to talking more about the program and seeing specific parts of the school, which we pretty much did the first day of the interviews anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do the morning interviews--you get them over and then just chill. Otherwise, you have to wait wait wait wait..." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be more disorganized than other schools. That I would get the full-court press from one of my interviewers and that I would feel very uncomfortable after talking to him. It would be better if the school would send out a packet with parking instructions, and maybe an informational sheet about our day at UIC, that we were supposed to just walk in and take a seat, etc. Perhaps with a little more prep, I would have felt like I was more valued by UIC despite the fact they have such a big class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It was a really easy interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked it at UIC- the students are great and I would definately want to go there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"To take the cermack train not the forest park train (blue line) and get off at polk street and the medical school is 5 mins away. You cannot take the UIC shuttle if you are not a student. Also, do not get off at UIC medical center." More from this Member | Report Response

"that chicago campus was full, it gets full before december. If you are looking to go here, I suggest you go to the champaign campus, they have better grade average and pass rate. I went there for undergrad/grad and it was the best 5 years of my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you apply late, you can pretty much forget getting onto the Chicago campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to park. The UIC lots are cheaper than the Cook County lots. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just wish I had known a little more about there decision timeline and that I wouldn't be hearing about whether I get in or not until after the May 15th deadline due to the late interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"they have a rolling admissions policy!!! send in your secondary as soon as possible. not in late january bc you might get stuck in peoria." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it would be so laid back and lunch was going to be served" More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have a hemotologist on the panel" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was Christmas break and so many students were not around. The campus was empty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. OH..i heard that they interview upwards of 800 people and accept something like 600 people so if you made it to the interview...you have a good chance of getting in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The process of ranking the four campuses once accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wouldn't be seeing any of the surrounding hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"That none of my interviewers would be running on time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether they had a preferred protocol for students to send thank-you notes. I ended up emailing those whose emails I got and snailing the rest." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would be grilled on health care problems in the U.S. AND how to fix them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Rockford and Peoria tracks are a sharp contrast to the impersonal feel of the Chicago campus. These tracks are much more geared towards students who want some personal attention, while the Chicago campus has the research dollars and opportunities, but very little personal attention from faculty. The 60% retake rate at the Chicago campus was also very surprising." More from this Member | Report Response

"Chicago is much colder than I expected. Bring extra coats if you are from the south like I am." More from this Member | Report Response

"How ugly the undergrad school looks." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the first year you have to study in Champagne or Peoria - you go to Rockford for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewer would compare me to other (presumable successful) applicants during our interview process...in a harmless yet nerve-wracking way!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The University of Illinois regional campuses/facilities seem to be in worse condition than the main campus (downtown Chicago)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a dozen of us and only 3 sets of interviewers, so if you were last on the list you had to sit around for almost an hour and a half before your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not expecting the 3-Panel(2MDs and 1 M4)interview until the Dean mentioned it. Apparently, only the interviews held in Chicago have adopted the "new" one-on-one style. So if you interview at a regional campus be prepared for one shot (and about 25 minutes)to make a good impression. It's somewhat intimidating to face three people at once, make eye contact with all three while answering their questions in the most concise yet informative manner in a dimly lit conference room setting. Retrospectively, I felt like a contestant on 'American Idol'. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to be interviewed by 17 people. I was so nervous for the first few minutes that I must have drank three glasses of water and my hand was shaking the entire time. Also these guys read every word you have written in the application as well as your AMCAS. So make sure to review what you have written." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews at Rockford are in a group whereas at Chicago the interviews are now 3 one-on-one interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing--I volunteer at an affiliated hospital, so I've picked the brains of several UIC med students and residents. UIC kind of has the reputation of being "correspondence school". Since it's all lecture, and since many of the profs aren't so great, many students don't even attend lecture. They form study groups and learn that way instead. You really need to be proactive because tuition isn't high enough to have anyone hold your hand. It probably makes you a better doctor in the long run though." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview would be 3 seperate interviews. from the previous posts on student doctor net i thought it was going to be one 3 person interview. for me, it is 3 seperate interviews with interviews I II III having 1 2 1 people interviewing me, respectively." More from this Member | Report Response

"check flight status if it's snowing!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was so much more laid-back than I originally thought!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where to park." More from this Member | Report Response

"lunch not until 1pm - i was hungry by then! it was good lunch tho -- italian food: pizza, ravioli, salad, pastries, soda. catered! " More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interviewers fished for their answers and some were inexperienced and asked lame questions for the sake of asking questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked UIC more than I thought I would. It's not the best school in Chicago, but for a state school it's pretty good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch was not until 1 PM" More from this Member | Report Response

"no lunch was served" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there are 2 parking garages and that one is really close to the school and one if far away (I parked in the one that is 6 to 7 blocks from UIC)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It doens't matter which campus you interview at...if you are accepted you can choose where you want to go (but it is on a first come, first serve basis)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They don't provide food. I had to go find a vending machine :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day starts at 9!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not going to be a panel interview. They decided to change it to 3 one-on-ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch was later in the day than i thought. I was very hungry." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I could have parked closer to the building the interviews were held at." More from this Member | Report Response

"Volunteer programs avaliable to students to gain more clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"hotel and cab fares in chicago are on the expensive end" More from this Member | Report Response

"How Rockford is not really a city -- it doesn't have a vibrant downtown area and is more a suburb with one main road with lots of strip malls. How important it is to schedule your interview as early as possible to be placed where you want to. (Probably before Christmas in order to get a Chicago spot.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the class was already filled, even though they were still accepting students." More from this Member | Report Response

"hummmmm, the cost for out of state!!!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"for the neuroscience program for the phd, you have to pick a "match" during interviews because you don't get rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really; reading the other feedback and the catalog helped me get to know the school pretty well." More from this Member | Report Response

"That this might be a closed interview, but they do have half of your personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"parking is tough to find/not free. The interview is quasi-closed file; they have your AMCAS personal statement and nothing else." More from this Member | Report Response

"That most people desire to do their four years at the chicago campus. I was told that the chicago class was already full. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew a lot already, I work at UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing negative" More from this Member | Report Response

"a whole bunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"The public transportation system in Chicago is very good and cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers would be so interested in letting me talk instead of asking difficult questions. It would have put my mind at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known just how easy going the interview process was, so I wouldn't have been so nervous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"thanks to all of my prep work, I was fully prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"that i would have to visit the anatomy lab before my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure to find out about how you can end up at either Peoria, Rockford, or Chicago, and which one suits you best." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I might end up going to school in Rockford or Peoria depending on when I get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition for out-of-staters is 46K+" More from this Member | Report Response

"No leftie desks in the MS2 lecture hall. Certainly not a deal breaker, especially since I'm a righty." More from this Member | Report Response

"the later you interview, the less likely you are to be accepted at the Chicago campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"All they have is your personal statement and they said that the rest of the AMCAs had been prescreened. (ie. they assume everyone is equal at the interview point). " More from this Member | Report Response

"the campus is huge" More from this Member | Report Response

"The catalogue is very helpful. If you read it, you will know pretty much everything there is about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known more about the Rockford campus (curriculum and students). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of downtime: my tour ended at 1:30 and I wasn't interviewed until about 3:30." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask about teaching style, student attendance in classes, and the note taking service." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't really any surprises" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had researched school well - so no real surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"I might have to leave Chicago and go to Urbana, Peoria, or Rockford if I get accpeted" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were 5 students short in last years class - and I was still on the wait list! I wanted to slap the whole admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Info about how they assign you to a campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Waiting time is annoying." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are two-on-one." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was informed the Chicago campus might be or is already full. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The waiting period between interviewees is pretty long." More from this Member | Report Response

"That each campus had different types of curriculums." More from this Member | Report Response

"Chicago was probably full." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are scheduled in the morning, you have to wait for everyone else to finish their interview and then you will go on the tour with the afternoon group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew more about Rockford and its area." More from this Member | Report Response

"that is was a panel interview not one-on-one" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the potential for long waiting periods before/after interview; the interviewers only had the personal statement for reference" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any of the above things, that way I wouldn't have been so disappointed. If you interview there, CALL ABOUT WHEN YOUR INTERVIEW STARTS! DOUBLE CHECK!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave us the wrong meeting time, so everyone showed up about 2 hours early." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"i wish i had known that their 1st 2nd years are set. no flexibility and no chance to take other classes like public health.. you can do dual degree, but you can't drop one class and take a different one." More from this Member | Report Response

"none-talked to a couple of students who are acquaintances of mine." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. there were no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't know it was a 3-on-1 group interview. I talked extensively to a student during lunch and then he turned out to be my interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 1 faculty, 1 physician, 1 student. You may have no students or no faculty, so it's just luck of the draw. Had a good hot lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe I just had a bad day? However, all the other interview days I had at other med schools were super comfortable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it is a good school. The staff could do a better job in with the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"in general i have a good impression of the school- great transportation and access to a wide variety of patients- appeared to have a family environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"i interviewed at the peoria campus and absolutely loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wish they could make the dates more flexible so that people can interview at the sites that they would like to attend. As OOS I ended up having to fly into Chicago and then drive to Urbana because that's the only day that was left. The panel interview was interesting. It went by pretty fast." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved it. Large, public school with many opportunities and organizations, plus collaboration with other Chicago institutions. Happy, close, and social student body. Reputable clinical training and great match list. Outstanding biomedical research. Quality without pretentiousness." More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interviewer held a completely blank stare the entire 30 minutes. It was kind of unsettling, and I had no idea how I was doing. The other two interviewers, however, were both very friendly. It seems like UIC gives each interviewer a packet of questions to choose from, because my interviewers would look down at a sheet of paper each time before asking me a new question, and I also got asked the same questions by multiple interviewers. They asked a bunch of ethical questions, combined with some personal ones." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome admissions staff and faculty (MSTP). Awesome current students. On the next section, the amount spent is low because the MSTP pays for hotel and reimburses airfare up to $150, and provides your meals and subway tickets. The money I spent was just on taxi rides and toursity stuff I did on my own." More from this Member | Report Response

"The general info session presenter said that the accrediting agency suggested for UIC to update the curriculum at Chicago and better unify the curriculum among the campuses. There is a possibility of multicampus standardized tests to measure and compare performance among the campuses. Expect curriculum "transformation"." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school does a poor job of marketing their campus and program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved my interview day, felt like I did a good job getting my story across and learned alot." More from this Member | Report Response

"This seems like a fairly good university. The biggest downside is the out-of-state tuition cost." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the location of the school and the current students are really nice and chill. This was my first interview so I was probably more nervous than everyone else but the interviews are pretty laid back. Lastly, I would not pay too much attention to the complaints about the school being old. The anatomy lab looked nice and the buildings were not unbearable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved this interview day. Very low stress, very fluid. Definitely liked my interviewers. The location is amazing, 7 affiliated hospitals practically envelop the school itself. Plus it's hard to argue with that in-state tuition :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"COM class building is old but Illinois medical district makes up for it.. it has four major hospitals in one square mile of the school. You can't beat that." More from this Member | Report Response

"After my interview, UIC became my top choice" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was the Chicago campus of UI. The admissions process is rolling, so the sooner you get your interview done, the better. The Chicago campus is quite big, and there are a lot of hospitals that are very close to the school. The students seemed happy, and the student population was very diverse. Living in Chicago seemed to be an issue based on cost and commuting, but the students seemed very happy living there. Lots of research opportunities are available for the students, both clinical and wet lab (too bad medical school is so time consuming). Also lots of opportunities to do additional degrees (MS, MPH, PhD) with an MD, and innovative ways to work with underserved populations (Umedicine, and Rmedicine programs)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The food was great, the staff friendly, and the interviews easy and not combative" More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview feedback is only for the Rockford Campus. Coming from a Chicagoland suburb, I was not very excited about coming here for an interview. When I arrived on campus (or lets just say in the building), I was very disappointed. I had an afternoon interview and while all my fellow interviewees were very friendly, I knew that I would not be happy if I had to spend 3 years at the Rockford Campus. I had an afternoon interview and was supposed to report to campus at 12:45. The Dean of the Rockford Campus gave a brief overview of all the sites. Yet, he was not informed about the specifics about the other campuses. After that, we had an tour of the building. We literally saw the library and one classroom (where the majority of classes were conducted). There was no anatomy lab (anatomy is taken at the Urbana-Champaign campus during the first year). Following the tour, we waited in a conference room for our interview. Many students came in to answer some of our questions but even then, they weren't very knowledgeable about the interview process. I luckily had my interview very early in the afternoon. The interview is panel style with 2 faculty members and a medical student. It is closed file; they only have your personal statement and answers to your secondary application essays. The interview was very relaxing and my interviewers were engaging/easy to talk to. The time flew by...Immediately after the interview, applicants are able to leave the campus. I was very happy to have the opportunity to tour the Chicago campus a few weeks prior. Because my interests lie in urban medicine, I will not attend UIC if I do not get placed in Chicago. Nevertheless, both Peoria and Rockford seem to provide excellent opportunities to students interested in rural medicine. In addition, because of the small class size, students receive more personalized attention. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTE that all of this feedback is for an interview at the Chicago campus- I cannot speak for the other campuses." More from this Member | Report Response

"the opportunities you get through this school are amazing. Most of the interviews are very relaxed. The interviewers really only have your essays (primary and secondary). If you do get the lecture style interview, it is really important to 1) relax 2) if possible discuss both sides (as best you can) 3) smile. Do not get flustered/angry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience with very friendly staff and happy students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the interview! I actually had a nice time which I thought was unusual but still great because it really made me relaxed for my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was impressed with the school. No one really talked about the faculty so it was hard to tell how the quality of the teaching is, but the students all seemed satisfied. The interviewers have no intention to grill you, they simply want to get to know more about you (although my student interviewer was just firing away questions from a list so it was a little intense. But they were all standard questions.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed everything about this school and can't wait until classes start this fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I really enjoyed my time at UIC. The interviews weren't too stressful--but they were meaningful. I surprisingly liked the campus a lot which I didn't think I would (having heard that the facilities were run down). Everyone seemed friendly and happy to be a part of UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"I will preface my comments by saying that I am a Chicago native, and want to take the Chicago track. My interview, however, was at the Rockford site, which I knew almost nothing about. It should be noted that if you are interviewing at Chicago or Peoria, reading this feedback will most likely be a waste of your time; the interview style/format at the other sites is quite different. The University of Illinois at Rockford gave me the impression of a school that is genuinely concerned about its students. The M2s and M3s that we had a chance to meet had nothing but praise for the curriculum and the school. The curriculum at Rockford is unique in that students get REAL clinical experience starting their second year. Now, the students at Chicago can boast and say that they get clinical experience their second year too, but the students at Rockford are trained to take patient histories and assess basic symptoms by the time they are halfway through year two. By the time they start M3, they've already got as much skill as someone who has done a family medicine rotation, making their transition into a hospital setting a very easy one. They continue to spend one day a week in a Family Medicine setting, and during the fourth year are completely responsible for the well-being of dozens of local families. Rockford only has one residency program: Family Medicine. Therefore, while students at the Chicago and Peoria campus are receiving training from residents during their rotations, and also competing with residents to be able to perform procedures, the M3 and M4 students at Rockford are working directly with the Attending Physicians and performing "front line" procedures that they normally wouldn't be able to perform until residency. As for the interview, it is a very quick and easy process. The interviewers are generally very courteous, and the entire interview only lasts 30 minutes. This is in stark contrast to interviews at the Chicago campus, of which I have heard several horror stories. The interviewers here had access only to your secondaries and personal statement, they did not have any GPA/MCAT information. They did not ask too many of the standard questions (why do you want to be a doctor, why do you want to come to school here, etc), rather they asked a question from your PS or secondaries, and then used your answer to lead into more questions. In a way, this style of questioning makes it impossible to "rehearse" your answers, because you never know what they are going to ask. But, the questions usually are not difficult ones. Overall, the interview day was a good experience. Although I prefer the Chicago site due familiarity, I came away with a new appreciation for what the University of Illinois is accomplishing out west in Rockford." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a pass fail honors system and it seems as if many student don't show up to class since most of the classes are recorded or videotaped and you can download them on your ipod. They did a good job of finding out about you as a person and not trying to make you feel nervous. The interviews were very relaxed and they really tried to promote their school. It was great that the tour guides took us to all of our interviews throughout the different building so we didn't get lost. All they have is your personal statement and two of your secondary essays so they don't know anything else about you. The M3 student I interviewed with was very laid back and seemed to be very much on my side. They review their interviews on the third Thur of each month and we are supposed to hear back by the end of the month w/ an acceptance, rejection, or waitlist. Good luck everyone, it's really not as stressful as we all imagine!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Between all of the campus locations, this school accommodates a ton of students. The interview day was simple enough, and depending on where you fall alphabetically you can be done as early as 2:30. The interview was with a local doctor, and M3, and an M4 (none was on the actual admissions committee). The doctor was especially nice, and he ended by giving me his card and welcoming me to the "brotherhood" of physicians because we all need to band together. There were about 14 kids interviewing that day, so they tried to be efficient with the interviews. The only information they had was my personal statement and the secondary essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good location, some nice people, but a lot seemed disgruntled. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a school that didn't really change my views about it too much. Still relatively neutral about it. The day (for afternoon sessions) starts with the Dean's Welcome (about 30-45 min), then you have lunch with some students (M3, M4s), then you have a short tour for about 45 minutes. Then you are all sorted off individually to interviews. The admissions staff take you to each of your locations, so you're never lost. :) For some reason, I got many more questions than what seems to be the standard (3) per session. It was rapid-fire question and answer for all 3 interviews. Here are some more questions, that I didn't list below: 1. What recent advances in science do you think will change the face of medicine in the near future? OR Which field of medicine do you think will change the most in the future? (I had to pause for a few seconds to think about this.) 2. Does your school offer courses that teach you how to do research before you actually go into lab? (My answer was no, but for some reason the interviewer decided he wanted to debate the usefulness of the class for 5 minutes.) 3. What do you do to relieve stress? 4. What do you think will be the most difficult part of medical school? (Got drilled on this by 2 out of 3 interviewers.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was very warm and kind, and seemed as if she really wanted to get to know me as a person. My second interviewer was too old and it was a big disadvantage to have him because he only got to ask me about 3 questions because he asked them so slowly. After I did answer them, he would also rant for a good amount of time and this cut into my interview time as well. He also asked what my MCAT was, which is on the lower side. He then went on for a while about how I should retake it, enroll in a post-bac program and take UIC's MCAT preparation course and THEN I might get admitted. I thought this was completely unncessary considering I had already passed the preliminary "screenings" so to speak to make it to the interview. He should have used that time to get to know me as a person. My last interviewer was very intellectual and played the devil's advocate with every answer I gave. This added an undue amount of stress to the interview. He also was very hot and cold with me as to how he perceived me as a future physician. At one point, he'd nit pick every part of my application, and at the next he'd commend me on my character. So, it was hard to gauge how any of my interviewer's felt about me and my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i was in the morning group, it was done by 2. i recommend the morning since the interviewers are first and then the tour and presentation. we had lunch at the end. there were 3 interviews. there were 2 faculty and supposed to be 1 student, but student couldn't make it, so an admissions staff member did it instead. all were closed-file. they were all nice and inviting and all asked if i had any questions for them. i had 2 biochem professors. the first guy, dr. vary, was retired. he asked about why i wanted to go into medicine, what problems there were in healthcare, what technological advances were important recently, how to solve healthcare disparities, nice guy. the other one was dr. ho, awesome guy, he teaches biochem for M1s. he asked about my hobbies, what i would do when i faced an ethical problem with a patient, what i was interested in besides biology and medicine, the last was a lady, linda singleton, she asked about why i picked uic, where is saw myself in 10 years, what would three of my closest friends say about me, they all ask if you have questions so make sure you do, and they all liked the fact that i was from uic undergrad, so if you are, make sure you mention that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Upon arriving at the med school the group of interviewees sat in a common area and had a welcome/intro from the dean. This was followed by a tour by 3 med students around the building. Interviews were done in 3 separate rooms and were conducted infront of a panel of 3 interviewers. I was the 3rd up in my designated room, so I had some down time before it was my turn. I was only interviewed by a MD and 3rd year student - the other MD could not make it. The actual interview was very conversational and laid-back. There were mostly the typical ''why medicine, etc.'' questions. Hardly any relating to my personal experiences from my essays which I was surprised about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was one interview in front of a panel. It is supposed to be in front of two MDs and a medical student, but I had only two that day. I thought it would be intimidating, but it was actually very conversational and interviewers were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty I met were nice, laid-back and friendly, and the clinical training amazing. I also loved the location downtown. However, the facilities were pretty worn (1930's dark musty building, microscopes for histology instead of online slides & computers, etc.), and didn't stand up so well in comparison with other facilities I've seen. The student resources/computer lab/lounge area is in the basement. While the facilities were lacking, and the curriculum pretty lecture-heavy, the clinical training is great the first two years, and amazing the last two years. I felt like UIC probably offers some of the best clinical training opportunities around. If you can see past the facilities, I think this school offers a great medical education. I recommend the afternoon interview slot since you get the dean's presentation, the tour, and lunch with other interviewees first, and then your three interviews (one was a PhD, one an MD, and one a 2nd year student). If you do the morning interview, you have your three interviews first, and then join the afternoon interviewees for the presentation, tour and lunch. Going for the afternoon interview gives you a lot more to talk about during your interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at the Chicago location. There were about 8 total interviewees in the morning and they didn't really welcome us - they just handed us folders and took us to the first interview. Also, the tour was just not that great or informative, some of the students seemed disillusioned (although I was glad to hear honest opinions) and the dean's welcome never happened because the dean was busy." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was for the RMED program. Interview was 30 minutes in front of a panel of 15. I knew this ahead of time, but it was a little intimidating at first. The panel was nice and asked questions mostly to find out how well you would fit with the program rather than academic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was pretty positive. I definitely felt reassured that while the school was working to increase the amount of research it is doing, it isn't at the expense of teaching or clinical practice. The day was fairly laid back. I was in the afternoon session so my day started at 11:30am. There was a presentation about the school from the Dean of Admissions, and the Dean of the Medical School stopped by briefly to give a short talk and answer questions. Everyone was extremely enthusiastic and helpful. After this we were broken up into groups and went on a tour of the school. My group was led by an M1 and an M4. Both were very nice and answered all of our questions. They both had a generally positive impression of the school. We toured some of the classrooms and buildings (which were obviously old and could use some renovation but probably no more so than any of the other older medical schools in Chicago), and we went through the student recreation center (which was pretty nice). After the tour we had lunch (which was actually pretty good), and then we waited for our interviews to start. There wasn't a whole lot of downtime between interviews; there were a total of three interviews, each one-on-one. They were supposed to last about 30 mins each but two of them finished early. I was interviewed by two MDs and an M4 (the candidates in the other group were interviewed by a PhD, an MD, and a DO). They didn't appear to have access to my full file, but it did look like they at least had a copy of my supplemental application. While I found the political interview questions to be adversarial (see above) I was a little surprised I wasn't asked any ethical questions (perhaps the candidates in the other group got those). Since my interviewers didn't always take the full 30 mins, my day ended a little earlier than everyone else (~3:00pm). Overall I found the interview experience to be enjoyable, informative, and only a little stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews themselves were more or less pleasant. However, the school did not do a good job selling the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great! I was very pleased with everything. I felt very prepared and went in there feeling confident. Although some of the questions first threw me off, if you prepare well there is nothing they will ask you that you haven't already thought about in one way or another. Just make sure you have thoroughly thought about 1. why medicine? 2. the tell me about yourself question 3. medical innvoations 4. what you would do in ethical situations and you will be set. I left the interview day absolutely loving the school! They did a great job of proving to the students that it is a great school to attend. Also a tip to the girls...don't wear stilettos...one of my interviewers (an older guy) commented on a girl that could hardly walk up the stairs because her shoes were so ridiculously high. You don't want your interviewer to notice that about you :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A really great school that I would be happy to go to. Definitely one of my top choices. However, when you go for your interviews, watch out. Panel interviewing is WAY different than one-on-one, and I didn't expect it to be as difficult and unconversational as it was. Overall a great experience though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great! Pretty relaxed, the interviewers were nice and put me at ease. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Although I was nervous about the three closed-file interviews, they were really straight forward, and the interviewers were nice and down to earth. The admissions staff are great, and escort you to each interview. Overall, the day was well structured and I learned a lot about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The best part of UIC is the incredible clinical training. Students love it for that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was impressed by the amount of clinical exposure and independent attitudes the school fosters. On the tour, all of the medical students seem very friendly and are willing to share their good and bad experiences at UIC. The tour was okay, but did not show the learning facilities to the extent that I would have liked. After the tour, we received lunch which was a sandwich, soda, chips, and a small cup of dessert. The lunch was fun because we ate with medical students and they did their best to field our questions. The interview session was great. I was interviewed by two M4 students and one faculty. Both of the M4 interviews were very conversational and my interview with them went a little long. The professor that interviewed me was a nice man, but a bit of a low-talker. That and he was a bit irritated since I was late to his interview. But after we started talking, he livened up and we had a nice conversation regarding science and research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a well-run event, one interviewer grilled me on big picture issues for awhile until he found an issue I didn't know the answer to. He seemed to appreciate that I was honest when I said I wasn't familiar with the issue. Other than that is was a positive overall experience " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think it was great. I interviewed Asst. Dean for student affairs and an M3 and both were really relaxed and positive. I just hate that I was so nervous, it was great and after visiting I'm really interested in the Peoria campus and their rural program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I wasn't as impressed as I could have been but nothing that would keep me from attending if I'm accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had the afternoon session which was nice because we got the tour first, and got to mingle with the other intervieews. We had a delicious lunch, and then awaited our interviews. The interviews were a bit unorganized with some people going out of order because of the interviewers, but overall it was laid-back and non-stressful. Everyone is very nice and really wants to make you feel comfortable. Awesome school, I definitely want to go here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I could only laugh about missing my first interview, it didnt really stress me out but it was kind of annoying waiting around while people finished all of their interviews b4 I even started. Overall, the actual interviews went well and I was talking with all of them until time ran over. Surprisingly, my M2 interview was the hardest, though it could have been that I was so tired ( I got there at 11 and my last interview wasnt until 5pm). SDN was dead on, all my questions were questions I had seen on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was not as stressful as I fathomed it would be. However, I did leave not really knowing what to think of my performance. It was one of the situations in which you just ''don't know''" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was no food in the morning at the Chicago interview, so make sure you eat a big breakfast or bring snacks if you do the AM interview- lunch isn't until about 1:15pm! The AM interview at the Chicago campus was very badly organized. We were moved at the last minute to another room first thing in the morning, the interviewers were late throwing the entire itinerary off, it was difficult getting between the 3 interviewers. Don't take the M1 tour guide- mine was excited to tell us about the post-exam parties and how he parties more in med school than in undergrad. And for the dean's talk at Chicago, sit in the front- he's a low talker. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i interviewed at the Peoria campus: there's a ton of construction work and you WILL get lost a little- give yourself enough time. They don't give you ANY refreshments, so bring your own bottle of water. Dress impeccably and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview experience was satisfactory. I thought it was very well coordinated and organized, and the interviewers did a great job. The information session given by the director of admissions did not have a big impression on me. He gave a PowerPoint presentation which was presented well, but he went too quickly through his slides. The tour was decent, but left me with some doubts about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like a well oiled machine, but not a lot of personality. The Dean speech wasn't until the end, which was a little odd." More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview experience was very positive. I was a little concerned about going to Peoria for the interview, but they did a really great job of selling their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I wasn't impressed, the only thing that students seemed happy about was the fact that they can get drunk often...the facilities were cave-like...very disheartening" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was definitely more impressed than I thought I would have been. The students seemed nice, but not overly enthusiastic about the school, but the medical district would be a great place to learn and go to school. I was dissapointed to hear that the Chicago campus was full, as I had specifically asked the admissions office 2 weeks prior if the campus was full and they said no. My interviews were all really conversational and laid-back. I'm definitely considering this school, thought I'm not sure I'd want to attend the Champaign-Urbana campus. The day was really smoothly run and the admissions officers were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"go for the AM interview, much better to get it over with." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by the school, but if I get in I hope I do not end up at one of other campuses" More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC-Peoria made the interview session as low-stress as possible, with plenty of time to ask questions and converse with other interviewees. Afternoon session consisted of introduction, tour, then interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed. Stayed with a host. Interview was completely conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"I chose the morning session. My first interviewer was old, late, blunt and rude. The second one is neutral, he's a student. The third one is faculty and he's ok." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good considerate people, most of the day spent recruiting you, and very little time spent actually interviewing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"1st interview was hilarious with an enthusiastic retired Biochemistry professor who was a really nice Indian woman. She spoke a lot about herself, how she worked with obese people, and other things. We talked about my favorite TV shows and music and she asked me to sing some Prince for her before I had to go! 2nd interview was with an M3 and was very chill and she asked mainly about my motivations, personality, convictions, and desires. 3rd interview was with an Indian pediatrician. At first she seemed a little mean, but perhaps it was to see how I would react to her, but eventually we just had a great conversation about various health issues, what I do for fun, and what I liked about UIC. The interviews each went rather quickly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a 25 minute interview with myself, 2 doctors/professors and a 3rd year medical student. The doctors asked questions regarding professionalism in medicine and problems facing health care while the student asked about my hobbies and some experiences I mentioned in my essay. The interview would have been much more stressful if not for the med school student asking the lighter questions and making me more comfortable. The doctors weren't mean or intimidating; they just asked more serious questions and weren't as conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, it was an awesome experience. Had interviews with an M2 and 2 admissions counselors. They were so laid back and conversational, I found myself forgetting they were formal interviews. Morning session started at 9 A and went until about 2-2:30 P. Although they give you a fatty lunch at the very end, I suggest bringing snacks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had my interview in Peoria. The interviewers very realy nice and just wanted to get to know me. My interview was fine and i got accepted 2 weeks after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"3 interviews, 2 doctors and 1 student. Interviews were mostly laid back, the student was very nice! Last interviewer was an old doctor who asked about my GPA and MCAT (even though it is a closed-file interview, I don't know if this was a test to see if I'd say ''but this is a closed file interview!'' or what, but both of my scores are, Thank God, good, so I told him). This man also asked a lot of health care questions to get an idea of what the current state of medicine is like. There are 2 sessions, morning and afternoon. Each consists of about 7 or 9 students. Morning sessions' interviews start immediately and the morning is split into 4 'blocks,' you have interviews in 3 of the 4 blocks and a break in a 4th (so you can have 3 interviews straight, or 1 interview, then break, then 2 interviews, etc..). After interviews you have a small presentation about UIC (at this point the afternoon session has joined you), then a tour, then lunch. Then morning session is free to go and afternoon sessions' interviews begin, not sure when they get the tour though, probably while morning sessions' interviews were going on." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was kind of long, but I had a good time learning about the school and the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Depends on who interviews you. Seems like the other interviewers were more laid back. My interviewers looked in your application and asked related questions. I recieved more ethical questions than expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was very positive. The faculty, staff and students were really friendly. There was even a professor who came during her lunch to talk with the interviewees that were waiting in the lobby their next interviews. It was great because it was very informal and she was there to just help with any questions we had. In addition, it was great how you can sit and eat lunch with M1s and M2s to ask anything you would like in an informal setting. You got to get a feel for the type of students that attend the university and actually see their personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the day was pretty low stress. The little bit of down time during the day is in waiting for the information session and then between interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I very much enjoyed the interview process as well as meeting some M1's and M2's. It was low-stress and a positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I loved the facilities and the city. I was not impressed by the students or faculty. I didn't have one interview that really stood out and made me really want to go here." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was fine, I took the red line to the pink line in (If you try to take the 54/cemark blue line, it only runs like once evrey half hour). Honestly, just be yourself. They accept more than half of the people they interview--as one of our guides said, just don't say anything crazy!" More from this Member | Report Response

"i think uic can and should do a much better job of selling itself. i was impressed with several of the students i spoke with and one of my interviewers, but not terribly impressed with the overall experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall, fine. My other two interviewers were friendly and positive, but I was upset by the third interviewer's manner and behavior. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Bizarre. Not very professional. UIC was presented as a second-rate school. They didn't do a good job of selling the school or highlighting the stregths. Part of this was b/c the Dean had another commitment on this day..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The afternoon interview session started at 11am and the Dean formally welcomed us with a Powerpoint presentation. We then took a really quick tour of the med school building, saw the lecture halls, and had lunch. I had three interviews (one with a med student, one with a retired surgeon, and one with an advisor from the Hispanic recruiting office), all of which were super laid back. I was not stressed at all. None of the other perspective students including myself seemed stressed and there were zero curve ball difficult questions in either of my three interviews. They seemed to only have access to our secondaries and Personal Statement. I spent two of the interviews talking about what was on my Personal Statement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really good experience- the interviewers were really nice and responded well to all my questions. The dean seems to really care about students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I definitely stressed over this a lot more than I should have, but I guess that's ok because if I hadn't, I wouldn't have been as prepared. I like that they try to sell you the school too, not just have you sell yourself. It was also fun to talk to the other interviewees, and four of them were actually from my college. The questions were definitely manageable. And during lunch, you could sit and talk to med students, which was great. One thing that surprised me is that no one asked me why I wanted to be a doctor, and I was definitely expecting that. One of the reviewers also showed me the evaluation sheet and said he only had access to my essays and PS. So I don't think they see your grades or scores. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like UIC. I don't know why they are not ranked higher. 88% of the studerts get their top three residency choice and 98% get their top 4. The average boards score is 2-3 points higher than the national mean. They also built a new research facility and are in the process of building a new gymnasium. I also liked the students. They were very helpful and seemed normal and easy to talk to. The interview is laid back, but I was still a little nervous anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"the first interviewer was really easy, I didn't get asked anything hard just personal questions like why do I want to become a doctor etc. Second interviewer was also easy, how many people are uninsured, what do you think about socialized medicine etc. But, he then asked me which other schools I applied too. Ok so I start listing them off and for each school he made a comment i.e. if the school was " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very positive. MD faculty and students were wonderful, and they answered all of my questions. My last interview was with a faculty member who did research in the dental school - not sure why they had her interviewing for the medical school. Questions were drawn mostly from my essays and filled in the blanks about who I am as a person (closed file interviews)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview. The students and admin seemed very enthusiastic about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, administrators and admission staff were welcoming and very helpful. I really felt that interviewers wanted to get to know me as a person. They tried hard to make me feel comfortable, and I really appreciated it. I really hope that the closed-file interview plays in my favor." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were nice, an MD, a PhD, and a med student. Overall pretty relaxed and quite nice. Got a few tough questions but I had prepared for them to some degree so it wasn't too bad. Definitely puts UIC near the top of my list if not the top and if I get in, I will probably attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC-COM really impressed me on the interview day. Not only were the facilities better than I had previously thought, the people were much more friendly and caring than I had preconceived from hearing stories about an apathetic administration. The buildings may have some dreary hallways here and there, but there are some comfort zones to be found. Overall, I got a real good gut feeling from the school, something that has heavily influenced my decisions in the past and made me happy so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience overall - the University of Illinois became my top choice (it was top 3) after the interviews at other schools on my list. By far the best food provided as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"one interview was with a couple of the students, they were interesting. but they were trying real hard not to show a dislike for the school. the second interview was with an MD faculty and this was an awsome interview, very inquisitive and asked compelling questions. the third interview was with someone in admissions, this person did nothing but tell me about their education, weird interview. but all in all not too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being from a suburb of Chicago and having attended UIC for my undergrad. degree, I was very optimistic about the interview and I was not disappointed. They treat every candidate with respect and they try to sell the school to the candidates instead of us selling ourselves. It is a very casual experience, more like a friendly conversation about politics and social issues. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience for me, I had great talks with my interviewers, they were so wonderfully interested in me. They were really trying to sell the school to us,and that was a change from how other schools treat their applicants. Facilities are old,but still okay; Dean gave a funny and engaging presentation; " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything seemed to be going well at first, but then I was asked a couple of questions about my hemophilia that put me on tilt for the rest of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, this was a great interview experience. VERY low stress, and very accommodating and understanding of applicants' positions in this whole med school app process. Everyone stressed the importance of just being yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three interviews but each one was short. One is with a person on the admissions committee, one a counselor and one a student. Very low key, " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day exceeded my expectations. My view of UIC was that the med school was in a state of disrepair and that the admissions office was disorganized...not the case. The students seem content with the school, not exactly ecstatic but not whiny either. Clinical exposure is great cuz you are in the city. No breakfast was served so eat before you come, trust me. I had 2 great interviews with faculty, who were quite interested (surpisingly) in what i had to say so I thought it was a good day overall " More from this Member | Report Response

"All three interviews went well. I don't think any of the questions deviated from my application and they were just seeking elaboration of it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind of disappointed. Flew all the way to Chicago and still don't feel like I have any better idea of what the school is like." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not bad, just did not flow naturally. Very structured and very antagonistic." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty laid back. i was nervous about there being 3 interviews but the attitudes of the interviewers are easy going. i met with 2 M2 students first who were nice and also allowed me to ask them questions, then a pHD who was tricky but conducted a solid, fair interview, then another pHD that didnt really ask me any questions about myself but more about what came up in our conversation to start with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very laid back. I had a great conversation with an admissions faculty member who was very interested in getting to know me, and she explained how their admissions process works. The next was with a retired MD who was somewhat opinionated, but he assured me I was a strong candidate. Finally I had an interview with an M2, which was very conversational and I asked him plenty of questions. The presentation and tour were pretty standard- the M4 who gave the tour was really cool and laid back. The lunch was nice, and then the morning ppl were free to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although my interviewers were all nice, I did get asked quite a few tricky questions. It didn't help that they were all running late, so I ended up having to cut one interview short in order to make it to another. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Easy, breezy, beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a good experience, but this was my first interview, so I have no baseline to compare it to. If I get accepted, I will probably attend. I love Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was held at the Rockford campus, and was only a half day, starting at 1pm. The day started off with short presentations from two deans and then a short tour with a student (the campus is tiny, so the tour is about 15 minutes). After that, there was some downtime, and then a short panel interview with an MD, PhD, and a student. Then we were free to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"My day started out early, with a morning interview schedule. They were back-to-back, 30 min. long, with a Ph.D., medical student, and an M.D. It was pretty low-stress, as the interviewers just wanted to get to know me better. Afterwards, there was a talk on the various tracks, and then a great lunch. Susan Steucheli was very kind and *surprisingly* remembered my name (an amazing feat given the fact that so many people apply to this school). The random students I talked to gave unsolicited comments that really helped put this school at the very top of my list -- they're honest, REAL, and truly satisfied with their medical school experience. This school is as tightly-knit as you want it to be, but nobody is going to hold your hand. Sounds good to me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed seeing the school, learning about the program, and exploring Chicago. I was accepted to the program only a few days after the interview, and will be starting the MD/PhD program in June. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering that this was for the GPPA program, the interviewers may have been a little easier on us than traditional students. Overall, I was impressed with the first interview and disappointed with the second one. But it all worked out in the end. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the enthusiasm and friendliness. The interview was fairly laid back and the interviewers were friendly- they seemed interested in my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience during my interview at Rockford. After talking with the dean we took a tour with a medical student and she was really nice and honest. We then waited in a conference room until we were called for the interview. There were 8 people having their interviews on the same day and I ended up being the last one to be called, which was not so nice because I wanted to get the interview over with, but on the other hand, I had a chance to ask tons of questions to the medical students while we were waiting." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to the morning session of the interview. We were greeted with a brief explanation of our schedules before our interviews. After our interviews were over, we were given a powerpoint presentation of the school by the dean. Then, we were led on a tour of the school. The day ended with catered lunch at 1pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"After the initial icebreaker, I was asked a very difficult question (see below). As I didn't know exactly how to answer it, I became VERY nervous which probably permeated through the rest of the interview. I didn't think I had done very well. Plus, because the interview was only 25 minutes, I felt like a had an extremely short amount of time to "sell myself", making me even more nervous. However, I was accepted to the medical school. Students that interview at regional locations and are accepted aren't bound to attending that particular campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day started at 1:00 p.m. ended at 3:30 p.m. No lunch, lots of downtime. There were 12 students. They split us into three groups. Following the deans discussions we went on a tour of the building. We then sat in the conference room (and cont. to talk to med students) and waited our turn to interview. The earliest interview as at 2:00 pm and the latest at 3:45. Pros- no fancy presentations, lunches or rhetoric...what you see is what you get- just lots of informal/straightforward information. Cons- You don't get that "special" feeling that you get at some schools where you feel like the 'red carpet' is being rolled out." More from this Member | Report Response

"I found that I was going to be infront of 17 people before I walked in. It feels like you're surrounded by the interviewers and although they were supposed to 'make me feel at ease', I felt like I was being interviewd by Robot Gestapo Police, with very few people responding through body language to my answers. I am a great public speaker, but I did not anticipate this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back, just RELAX. I know its hard but its all you have to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, it was one interview that was supposed to be scheduled for 25 minutes, which is really really shory. i had two MDs and a MIV interviewing me, all at the same time. One MD looked like she did not want to be there at all, and even asked me what undergrad institution i was from; clearly she had not read anything from my application. The other MD was a bit more prepared, but it was the student that asked most of the questions. They all seemed fairly stone-faced and not very welcoming. Don't know if they meant to be that way. The interviewee before me said she experienced everything that I just said above, so it wasn't just my interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very organized--Susan Stuecheli is really on top of things. The only reason I gave a 3 to the stress level was because my final interviewer gave some tougher questions and really tried to pin me down on "what would you do" types of questions (as though medicine is a black-and-white profession--whatever, he was a PhD). Otherwise, it was very conversational because the interviewers had no access to my GPAs, MCAT score(s) or even the majority of the UIC questions. All they had were my AMCAS essay and my answers to those "pick two of the four" supplemental questions. You are a blank slate, so it's all about how your present yourself. Will your personality fit with the "feel" of a state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i like the school. i found out that i got in recently. they normally start the response process 1 month after your interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both MD's and the med student were very nice and willing to listen to what i had to say. They only have your personal statement and addendum, so they don't know what your numbers are. It was more like a coversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed! The interviewers (a person from admissions, an MD, and two M2's) were very friendly, and the interviews resembled enjoyable conversations more than strict interviews. The day was very informative, and because of what I learned from the Dean's welcome presentation, the tour guides (M2 and M4), and the interviewers, I really want to attend this school now. Great diversity and so many opportunities!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three one-on-one interviews. Two with some combination of a physician, admissions committee member, or vice-dean/dean. One with a M2 (mine actually had two M2s interviewing me)." More from this Member | Report Response

"i hadn't thought much of UIC before my visit. i applied because it was my state school and i hoped to get in _somewhere_. once i visited though, i was actually quite impressed! i could totally see myself attending this school. it's affordable, the people are down to earth, it's pass/fail grading, and holds a lot of opportunities. being in chicago is also pretty cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall positive -- they are trying to get to know you...but I'm never sure how relaxed it's supposed to be. The meeting with students was very laid back, as was the meeting with the admissions rep." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was terrible. I had two medical students interview me at hte same time, and they were really bad. They asked me lame questions that really only needed one sentence to answer, and they just looked at me for a good 3 seconds after each question. they were dour and seemed unhappy. the last interviewers was also really unwelcoming. he asked me questions about medicine and why i wanted to be a doctor (totally expected) and criticized my answers and asked me millions of questions to fish for his answer, which he obviously thought was right. students seem stressed out, facilities and area are bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was good, there were three interviewers who had very different styles. One asked me hard questions, but I didn't feel threatened at all, he was just trying to see my though process. The tour was really short, lunch was really good. The attitude I got from UIC was what I think of a typical state school, it's a sink or swim attitude. There are lots of good opportunities there if you seek them out and take advantage of them, but no one is going to hold you hand or even encourage you do to anything. For a state school, it's a good choice. It's probably one of the best "values" (as in bang for your buck) you can get for a med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Three one-on-one interviews that were 30 minutes each. All three interviewers were easy going (M.D., student, admissions officer). Some of the questions were difficult, but fine in the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were all really friendly. I had two PhD's and one 4th year--the 4th year was the most intimidating one. The questions were straightforward and easy to answer. I really felt they were trying to gauge me as a person. I felt really relaxed throughout the interview--we were chatting and laughing the whole time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back. I met with an admin, 2 med students, and a MD. All of the interviews were one on one. One of the med students was an M2 the other an M4. The interview with the med students was extremely, extremely laid back. All of the questions they asked me were nonacademic. The MD and Admin were also very pleasant. The school was great and the interview was low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was good, the students seemed very nice, but kept emphasizing how much they had to work. It seemed they were being required to study much harder than students at other schools. They kept talking about how hard it is." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed on the Peoria campus. The admissions staff said that they have no idea when I will hear back." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school. The school had students matching into all the competitive residency specialities (but not at competitive places). About half of the students go into family medicine, and the other half go into specialities. The school has opportunities available. A student who is a self-starter and resourceful can take advantage of those opportunities and succeed. I would seriously consider going to the school if I get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were 3 interviews but they were all really laid back. I interviewed with 2 faculty members and an M4. It's set up so that I was in a group with 3 other students, and we took turns interviewing with the 3 different interviewers. It really was a relaxed conversation about medicine rather than a grilling. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facutly and staff were very unwelcoming! It is a two way street. WE want them to accept us, HOWEVER, they need us for their school to surivive. The faculty seem to isolate their students and leave them on their own. Not supportive at all. Some administrators seemed very phony! Counselors do not help at all. With drew my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't not like the school. It is very old-looking. And the faculty were not welcoming at all. I withdrew my application from the school after being accepted to my first choice medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers did an excellent job keeping me comfortable and at ease. Everything was very organized and the tour was very informative. Do not stress about this interview. It was very laid back and simply felt like conversation rather than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was little late to the interview. DON'T BE LATE! I think because of the change in format to one-on-one interview, interviewers are asking tougher questions. I was told that other students were asked questions such as..."why are manholes round?" and "how many quarters stack up to the hight of Sears Tower?" But most importantly...be your self." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview questions were pretty standard and they were no surprises. I hope most of the faculty and students were as friendly and easy going as my interviewers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went really well. All members of the panel were very friendly. Most questions were based on my personal statement. Other Than that they asked the questions given in the question section. I wasn't asked this question but I heard that they asked the following: Would you turn in a fellow student that you saw cheating in a test? Hint: The answer is "yes". It may seem like your being a tattle-tail but you have to keep in mind that it is a "ethics" question. IE its testing your ability to make hard but ethical decisions. The basis for turning in a an individual that has been cheating would be that this person is passing their classes and obtaining their degree under false pretences and may be a hazard/danger to patients in the future (as they may not know the relevant material). The tour and lunch were nice and the tour guide (a m4 student) was REALLy cool! I also heard they asked questions like: Have you thought about doing the DO (docter of osteopathy) instead of the MD? (I'm not really familiar with the intricate diffrences between a DO and MD degree so I didnt have a good answer for this one). Good Luck ! and thanks for the Help!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really good exerience, I wasn't nervous and afterwards I reallized there was no need to be nervous anyway. It really was laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview went smoothly and was low stress. I interviewed with a Ph.D, an M.D. and a 3rd year medical student. After reading some of the comments posted on this website I was actually preparing myself for the worst. However, I didn't need to. I came away feeling that it was best interview yet (this was my 4th interview). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it seems like a good school. More affordable than other med schools. If this posting helped you out, please post one of your experiences online as well. We should stop competing with one another during this process, because the honest truth is that it is all random where each of us goes anyways. " More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewees met in alumni room and waited for students and lunch, then went on tour, followed by interviews at the end of the day. interviews were three-on-one and not stressful at all. interviewers go out of their way to just find out about you in a non-confrontational way." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student body is very diverse, both in background and also academic interests and capability. I like that. There is an opportunity to come to UIC and really earn one of the top residency spots in the most competitive specialties. In other words, it's really what you make out of your time here that determines what happens to you. The clinicals undoubtedly will be great in Chicago, although I think the first two years are not (teaching is not up to par and the environment is not great.) Chicago... great city, would be hard to pass up an opportunity to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"went very well, just waiting to here back." More from this Member | Report Response

"not sure that they hated or liked my answr..... will tell you in a few weeks...... also" More from this Member | Report Response

"interview was with a panal of 3 (one med, 2 others). For my panel, it ended up being 2 med students, and one admissions person, no drs. Interview asked basic questions. some ethical ones by the M4 student. Lunch and tour was okay. I'm writing this about a month after the interview. i just found out I have to go back for a second interview so that they can "get to know me more". Very big hassel since I live in California, but what can you do but go. It's annoying have to fly out for a second interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"incredibly low key, we stayed at student's houses and got lots of time to interact with faculty and other students, don't stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both faculty and students were great (we encountered quite a few students during the tour; some were preparing for an exam, but they took some time to greet the group and wish us well; it was a good chance to see what their lifestyles were like). They all seemed happy in general. The tour guide knew every face; showed that despite the large size, there's a strong sense of community among the students. And although it's a state school, the school seems to invest a fairly impressive amount in its program and students. As for the interview, I was extremely nervous, but most of was spent as a discussion of what I had done as a nontraditional student; no surprising or challenging questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the day with the medical students went well. The interview was the hardest part of my visit" More from this Member | Report Response

"the rest of the day was really good, i liked the campus, everyone i met, and had a good impression, although the interview was very unnerving." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the panel interviewers was this old man that spent a lot of time asking me to slow down and repeat things...he kept saying that young people "turned him off" with their speech. Also, he said I have a South Asian accent (which I felt was offensive because he told me this after I had only introduced myself...btw, I grew up here and have no accent). He was quite rude throughout the interview and the rest of the panel just sat back and watched the show. I also disliked the numbers of hour devoted to lecture. Anatomy lectures tend to be 3-4 hours long. So you could have 8-11 hours of lecture alone on a given day - pretty inefficient way of learning in my opinion. The students don't really get out much, the dorm is literally connected to the medical school so you don't even have to go outside. I didn't like the facilities either - they are very old and I think it would be nice to spend four years of your life in a building with windows which was very lacking. Also, the panel was talking crap about other Chicago schools which I found to be unprofessional. I guess this is a good school if you are only willing to go to school in Chicago and don't mind working your ass off for your first two years engrossed in books and with little clinical exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read a lot of interview feedback that said to expect cold interviewers who didn't smile and just fired questions at you, but I actually found that, while my interviewers did tend to ask very directed questions, they were also very warm and conversational....plus they laughed at my bad jokes. As for the school, it was passable and is still a great deal for the lower cost. As I said before, the student body didn't exactly give me the impression that I was surrounded by the greatest minds of my generation...but at least that means you can graduate towards the top of your class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty low stress. The interviewers were pretty nice and they were just trying to get to know the applicants. It was my second interview so I was pretty relaxed and confident. I think the interview went pretty well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was enjoyable; my panel was really good and asked me relevant questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back interview and a good first interview experience. The students that gave the tour were really helpful and the interviewers seemed really interested in getting to know about you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers had only read my personal statement. They seemed to start their questions by addressing what I talked about in my statement. The remaining questions were asked to just get a better feel for who I am as a person and what my background is like." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. the whole interview was bizzare and uncomfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back. We had lunch with a variety of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. The campus tour was worth it as you got to see some of the lecture halls, dining facilities and students hangouts." More from this Member | Report Response

"When they say their interviews are laid back, believe them. All the interviewers have seen is your personal statement, so it's really your time to shine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some interviews were held in the morning before the lunch and tour sessions. Other interviews spanned the afternoon. My interview was in the afternoon. I was one of 8 applicants that rotated through the interviews, each with two faculty and one med student. All three interviewers were asking questions or followup questions that were based upon my personal statement etc. My interview was later in the afternoon so I spent the time reading the school catalog and talking to the other applicants. The interview was very laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the questions were fair and straight forward. There were no surprises. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview so it was a little stressful than most other people. They asked me all the questions I expected them too. There is a good question and answer session with students that covers everything you would want to know about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I had a very pleasant experience. Students and staff alike did a good job of addressing my questions and concerns." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was an extremely positive experience. I met some other very talented, interesting, and friendly pre-medical students. I truly felt that the interviewers were interested in getting to know me on more than a surface level and were very welcoming and laid back. Be prepaed to have initiative during conversation. My interview didn't even start off with a question. It began with..."So, it is so interesting to see that you are a [non-science major]" and her facial expression and silence was my cue to take it from there. Great school, great staff, great students! Wear comfortable shoes and warning that the building temperature is quite warm when you're walking around in a suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive yet very thorough. the interviewers probed my motivations. probably because i am a non-traditional applicant" More from this Member | Report Response

"The reputation of the school is good, and academically it seems like it really will help you wherever you want to take your career. But, the attitudes felt cold and formal (see below), especially if you end up at Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a good experience. It was my 5th interview so there weren't any suprises. The campus was very barebones, I did not see a lot of state of the art equipment anywhere. The whole experience was positive, but there was nothing about the school that set it apart and made it special as far as med schools go." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was in panel format but was very laid back. The questions were tough but not impossible to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a really good interview day. The waiting facilites and the cafeteria they took us too were very nice, especially for a state school. The building is a bit run down, but seems to have up to date equipment. I loved my interview, but I think I just got very lucky - it was like they hand-picked my interviewers and questions just for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people I spoke to were really nice. The interview itself was a little intimidating with the 3 person panel but they try to relax you which is good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty laid back and lunch was decent. Pretty painless interview, mostly questions from my personal statement and some how I would react questions. So know your personal statement well and know what parts of it you can use to bring out your characteristics. The overview of the school they give answered alot of my questions as well. They also give you a catalog that tells all about the school when you get there. If you interview later in the day there is a decent amount of downtime. " More from this Member | Report Response

"positive experience overall, and i was impressed with the resources available to the students that go to this school" More from this Member | Report Response

" Had problems finding parking. If you don't know Chicago well, have a decent map before you go for your interview or take the train in. Once I got there, I was ushered into a reception area where a 2nd year med school talked to the eight of us who were interviewing that day. During that time we were individually taken out to be interviewed by a panel of three or four people. The interview was very laid back. Then we had lunch and a tour. It was a good experience and since it's a large state school, there are lots of services for the students that you can't get at a private school (gyms and such). " More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty intense panel of interviewers - fired question after question - tour was excessive, felt more like orientation - cafeteria food was poor" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't expecting the three-on-one interview format to be as laid-back as it was. They weren't out to GET anybody... they just wanted to get to know their interviewees a little bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to talk about your personal statement. It is the only part of your file they have. The day was brief and there is downtime before, after, or in-between interview times. Overall, great experience and seems to be a place where you have great resources but where your initiative will precede your involvement level." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the day was kind of annoying, but the actual interview was great so I can't really complain. UIC isn't a bad school, but the day could have been organized a little more efficiently. Despite all the negatives, I would still consider going to UIC med school since I did get a sense that the students still got a decent med school education." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview part is rather easy, so much so that I forget the questions. :) - if you've interviewed anywhere else and been okay, you'll do fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive - although had to wait a while for interview, I advise that you come prepared with newspaper etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was ok. Two medical students and a PhD interviewed me. Since there were a lot of people there, the interviews were limited to 30 min." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school definitely has it's rough points, but overall I think it is good. You can definitely get a good education - you just may not be happy while you do it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall very good. UIC is one of my top choices because it combines a solid medical education with a reasonable price. Students there also seemed very nice and down to earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience was okay, the two-on-one interview structure threw me off (didn't read SDN in advance, shame on me!). The doctor interviewing me was a little gruff. Students don't really find their lectures imperative to attend, I don't know how I feel about that. Even though I felt pretty ambivalent about my interview experience, I still got in! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Panel structure is more difficult than one on one. My suggestion is to keep composure and give honest, well thought out answers. Also, it helps to give eye contact to each panel memeber" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, pretty chill. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview was very laid back. The student that gave the tour was very informative and seemed excited about the Rockford program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is fairly laid back but interviewers are still very direct w/ their questions. If I get in but must go to Peoria I would give it serious concideration whereas before I might have not." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very easy. The interviewers (one student and one faculty member) seemed awed by everything I said, and they let me steer the course of the conversation for the most part." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great deal of waiting around. Good food. OK tour. Friendly people. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I liked this school. One of the members of my panel did not show up until about 5 minutes before my interview ended. The interview itself is very relaxed for a 3 person group (panel) interview. They only have access to your personal statement, so be prepared to talk about whats in it and what else you would like to share thats not in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low Stress, whatever you do, dont get nervous. They made it seem like once you got an interview there your chances for acceptance were excellent! Met a fellow SDN'er there which was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience, my first in-state interview and the tuition is dirt-cheap compared to the 50 G's on average for all the other medical schools I visited. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed interview.....don't stress it" More from this Member | Report Response

"overall very positive. seems like a FANTASTIC school - if you can handle living in springfield for 3 years. i interviewed at springfield but also checked out carbondale - recommend doing so if you've never been down there." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was pretty good. lots of sitting around, but it gave us a ton of time to ask questions of students and to chat with people. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i didnt know much about UIC coming into the interview, and was quite impressed by the school. the information presentation was ok, but the tour was good--given by M4's--which included a question/answer/advice period. my interview was with an M2 and an admissions officer (not an MD or PhD), but others had an MD or PhD plus a med student. the whole day was pretty relaxed and quite informal. ask a lot of questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great; very relaxed, very laid-back. My interviewers were even laughing with me. I went from not knowing anything really about the school to really loving it and hoping I get in...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I thought the day was pretty disappointing. There was a half-hour introduction, and then a half-hour tour given by some med students who also answered questions. Then the students were interviewed by one of three different three-person panels. I was lucky and went first, but some of the other applicants hung out in the student lounge until their interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, and it went well. Two docs, one M3 were my interviewers. Afterwords, the M3 fielded any other questions I had. Relaxed, somewhat informal atmosphere. Be prepared to go over your personal statement in some detail; this is the only part of my application that they had readily available." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was very laid back and being my first interview, I was very surprised and sceptical- i thought the interviewer was like a salesman and just waiting for me to mess up but he was genuinely honest" More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the day but my interview experience itself was very unpleasant. The people interviewing me did not smile at all and kept firing questions at me one after the other. Perhaps intimidation was their approach. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was great! The medical student was not very talkative and did not smile at all but I tried to communicate with him more when I asked questions. My other interviewer was a retired professor and it was really easy to talk to her. My advice to everyone would be--if you are at a lack of something to talk about and the topic comes up, tell them about a good book your recently read. I've done this at two of my interviews and it has really worked in getting the interviewers excited and involved in listening to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty normal, not too stressful, the students were pretty friendly too." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was great. i really enjoyed it and i think i'd be happy there. it's tough no matter where you go and you'll have to learn alot of stuff no matter what, so it's the clinical training that separates uic-- the anatomy professor is apparently very good as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very laid back interview. I even met a fellow SDNer at the interview. I really enjoyed the campus tour, and meeting the students. They are building a brand new research building by fall 2004 which I hope to be in when I am an M2." More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely a positive interview experience. I was really impressed with the student body and my fellow interviewees were really nice people that would be great to have as classmates. The interview was more conversational, "tell us about yourself", "your interests", etc. Low stress. The interviewers were really nice. The tour was good and we had a cool tour guide that gave us a lot of inside info about UIC. She seemed very genuine and eased a lot of my fears about UIC med. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The three interviewers were: one faculty who is a member of the admissions committee, one staff member, and one first-year medical student. They take turns to ask me questions. They had access to my personal statement, but not my academic records." More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY laid back interview. Don't stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed. Try to speak to the students. The student that interviewed me later joined a group of applicants for lunch. He sat there and told us every negative that he could think of and every gripe he had. That way, we could decide for ourselves if the positives outweighed the negatives. I believe they really do. State tuition still beats many of the private tuitions out there." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good interview, learned a lot about the program and hope to get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the school, but I want to be at a place with a more supportive administration. I had a great time at the interview. Talk to a lot of students." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 242
Faculty member 6
Admissions staff 5
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 114
Neutral 32
Discouraging 3

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.28 146

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 97
Out of state 49

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 60
2-3 hours 53
4-6 hours 31
7+ hours 5

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 52
Automobile 70
Train or subway 23
Other 5

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 58
$101-$200 12
$201-$300 18
$301-$400 15
$401-$500 7
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Peoria via O'Hare

Peoria International Airport

CMI

Ohare

Midway and O'Hare

O'Hare

Midway

PIA

RFD

mid

MDW

ORD

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 4
Friends or family 34
Hotel 36
Home 7
Other 2

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
7.63 156

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.59 155

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
8.70 153

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.51 75

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.26 76

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.03 65

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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