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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

11

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"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." Report Response

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

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

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What does translational research mean to you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, reviewed my primary and secondary apps, reviewed my research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone I met." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

What airport did you use?

Midway

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Club Quarters

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/9/2012

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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