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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?

50 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)?

"When did you decide on medicine?" Report Response

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

"Was there any teacher that directed your interests toward science/medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe you volunteer work / other relevant health-care experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think will be remembered as the defining moments of your generation? i.e. 9-11, war in Iraq" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you consider the most important scientific discovery of your time?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, read pamphlets" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school, students, and program sound great. The students said that they like the curriculum and seemed to have a low stress level." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Springfield doesn't have much to offer as far as social life goes. They are obsessed with Lincoln." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was really laid back, and more of a conversation than an interview. I didn't need to be stressed about preparing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Financial aid meeting, student tour, and two interviews. It was a fun day, and being that it was halloween the atmosphere was very light-hearted. My first interview was with a PhD in immunology. He asked me questions about my application and we had a fun conversation. The second interview was with an MD. She was very nice as well, although we didn't get as much time to talk because she was in a hurry to go get her kids' costumes ready for Halloween!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/31/2003

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