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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

10

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why MD/PhD?" Report Response

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

"Why UIC?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research (MSTP)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Older facilities. However, I was told renovations should be complete by 2016 and I doubt it will affect the quality of the education." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I was well-prepared and informed ahead of time by the adcom about what to expect at the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

8 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?

12/03/12

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

10 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing, great experience, really laidback, got to meet a lot of people." Report Response

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