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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?

4 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)?

"Why SIU?" Report Response

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

"What do your parents do? Tell me about your family. Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Asked specific questions about some of my volunteer experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do we determine if medical school applicants are ethical people? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the SIU catalog, researched what my interviewers taught/practiced." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities seemed really nice and the tutor rooms seem very convenient. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour wasn't given by a student so it was difficult to get opportunities to ask questions of current med. students there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The 1st year is in Carbondale regardless. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a really nice day visiting the school and with my interviewers. The 1st interview was more traditional and asked questions like: why medicine, would you want to practice in a rural setting, why not another profession in the medical field other than a doctor, what do you do to relax. The 2nd interview was more laid back and we just talked about having a family and practicing medicine and about ethical issues. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2002

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