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  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Springfield
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Are you interested in working with underserved populations?" Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing the medical profession today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if your friend was contemplating suicide?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How has the fact that your father is a physician influenced your decision to pursue medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, reviewed primary and secondary application, SDN, talked to people who have been interviewed" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students satisfaction with the PBL curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Carbondale, Springfield" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I pretty much knew what to expect from the school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interview was closed file and I did not realize it until my second interviewer told me. The first interviewer had two pages front and back of questions to ask me with lots of ethics questions. She tried to make the interview conversational, but she kept going back to her list of questions. She also kept writing down things while I was talking which was a bit unnerving. The second interview was laid back and conversational. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/17/2002

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