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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Are you married? Would your girlfriend be coming with you?" Report Response

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

"Are you interested in research? (Because they don't focus much on research at SIU)" Report Response

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

"Have you had a chance to visit all the Lincoln sites? (They're kind of obsessed with Lincoln down there)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you be willing to sacrifice for your education?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Could you stand living in Carbondale for a year?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over AMCAS essay and supplemental materials. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYTHING! PBL, early patient contact, self-directed study, laid-back atmosphere." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Springfield is a ghost-town at night." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much better SIU is than I thought it would be. Its by far the best Medical School (for me) that I've ever visited." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don't sell SIU short just because its in Southern Illinois. Its really an excellent school if you're a self-disciplined individual." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/17/2002

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