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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed 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)?

"If you don't get in, what will you do instead?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to UIC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None. All were pretty basic questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You say that you want to take care of people and help people. How would you feel about taking care of a patient who was a murderer? (i later learned that this was relevant because the university has a contract to care for the sick prisoners from Illinois Dept of Corrections.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the students. The residencies that graduates got into. Sensed a very cooperative environment. The clinical experience seemed second to none with a university hospital, a VA, a county hospital, and ~10 community hospitals each serving very different patient populations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The responsiveness of the administration to the concerns of students. The quality of 1st and 2nd year lectures was something many students complained about. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing. there were no surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Relaxed. Try to speak to the students. The student that interviewed me later joined a group of applicants for lunch. He sat there and told us every negative that he could think of and every gripe he had. That way, we could decide for ourselves if the positives outweighed the negatives. I believe they really do. State tuition still beats many of the private tuitions out there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2001

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