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  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Springfield
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What kind of specialty were you thinking of going into?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me? (ask questions, because they expect a lot)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think medicine will have changed by the time you finish residency for yourself personally and all of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself.... They have all of your info sitting right in front of you!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the school's catalog, read my secondary and my AMCAS essay, looked up tips on the internet." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I like that they have integrated lectures (resource sessions) with the problem based learning in the last three years." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The buildings where the school was at was pretty old (although the hospital itself seemed pretty nice). This was in Springfield." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really surprised about both interviewing sessions, because they were more like conversations. I showed up 20 minutes early to my first interview, and he had me come in and we started the interview early. We ended up talking until the financial aid session for a total interview time of about 65 minutes. He was awesome and very friendly. The second interviewer was kind of boring. I was also sitting on the world's most uncomfortable and tall chair, so I was fidgeting the entire time. He didn't have a lot to say, so the interview was kind of boring and harder to do. It was still more conversational than question and answer of many interviews." Report Response

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