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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?

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)?

"Asked questions about my family relations and the kind of support I would recieve while attending medical school." Report Response

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

"Discussed MCAT scores, grades and volunteer/work experiences. " Report Response

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

"Decribe a situation that challenged your integrity." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If placed in a PBL group with a dominating person who may be considered rude and overbearing, how do you think you would handle such an individual?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, SDN, reading school catalogue, reviewing AAMCAS app and SIU supplemental." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was able to meet and have lunch with a couple of minority students, who also further introduced me to their fellow classmates. I was able to hear about the program first hand." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of student housing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was very impressed with the school. Everyone did an excellent job at making me feel at home and selling the school. PBL seems to be an effective way of learning and I was able to express how I felt I would be able to thrive in that type of cooperative environment. The key is to be yourself because they ask a million questions about YOU (they want to know YOU!)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/11/2002

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