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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What draws you to Chicago for medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If there were not politicians, how would health care change?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students loved all the hands-on dissections (half of them are interested in surgery as a specialty) and enjoyed the rigorous schedule. That is not something that I particularly want but I was impressed with the hardworking students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"UIC has a very inefficient teaching method - about 8 hours of lecture a day!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"One of the panel interviewers was this old man that spent a lot of time asking me to slow down and repeat things...he kept saying that young people "turned him off" with their speech. Also, he said I have a South Asian accent (which I felt was offensive because he told me this after I had only introduced myself...btw, I grew up here and have no accent). He was quite rude throughout the interview and the rest of the panel just sat back and watched the show. I also disliked the numbers of hour devoted to lecture. Anatomy lectures tend to be 3-4 hours long. So you could have 8-11 hours of lecture alone on a given day - pretty inefficient way of learning in my opinion. The students don't really get out much, the dorm is literally connected to the medical school so you don't even have to go outside. I didn't like the facilities either - they are very old and I think it would be nice to spend four years of your life in a building with windows which was very lacking. Also, the panel was talking crap about other Chicago schools which I found to be unprofessional. I guess this is a good school if you are only willing to go to school in Chicago and don't mind working your ass off for your first two years engrossed in books and with little clinical exposure." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2004

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