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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?

2 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?

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)?

"What characteristics do you feel a good physician should possess?" Report Response

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

"Have you had the opportunity to be the leader of a group where people did not want to do what they had to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why I would want to come back to Southern IL after living in CA?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS and Secondary essays as well as the viewbook they had sent me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How happy the students are and the cirriculum(PBL!)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Well, I already knew that I hated Carbondale but I was dissapointed to find out the Springfield is not much better." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were very laid back. The first doctor talked more about my application and motives while the second one just talked to me about med schools and Southern IL in general." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/06/2003

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