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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?

45 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 medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why SIU?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school this year?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Elaborate on this specific point in your AMCAS personal comments section." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Would you be willing to take the MCAT again in order to get in next year?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over viewbook they gave me, thought out answers to general interview questions in Kaplan book." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Meeting students and seeing that the small group learning curriculum really seems to work." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"An office staff member (unknowledgable, not to mention) gave the tour - that was a letdown. My second interviewer really seemed to want to pursue the possibilities for me if I did not get into medical school - this was discouraging." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"SIU asks very pointed questions about academics and scores, even about relatively strong applications. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers were nice and straightforward. The facility wasn't to-die-for, but meeting students and talking to them, plus seeing the hospitals, convinced me that SIU is a great school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/25/2002

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