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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?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"Have I worked in academic groups to solve problems?" Report Response

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

"What is my position when I work in a group? (leader, follower, etc)" Report Response

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

"Why SIU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What book am I reading? What is my favorite thing I've done in college?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none... maybe my weaknesses... how i work with groups..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SIU catalog, SDN site, current health articles" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was VERY friendly and helpful. I'm from Springfield and I really like it in the town. CHEAP compared to other med schools. ALL PBL with very few lectures." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Little unorganized.... trouble finding my interviewers... You have to be a VERY self motivated learner at SIU." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The PBL is so huge " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very good day. Both my interviewerws wanted to get to know me and were friendly, but still asked all the important questions. I had one PHD and one MD interviewer. Student tour was helpful and the student seem to love the curriculum." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2003

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