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  • Rush University Rush Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why do you want to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"With 50 livers and 100 people that need transplants, how do you decide who gets the organs?" Report Response

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

"What are the causes of Diabetes, MI, HIV transmission, and Cancer?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the negatives for you in medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS, Physicians, Web Site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice Facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

" Bad Tour Guides, Interviewer Apathy, High Tuition" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Research projects can be carried on outside of Rush - sometimes sponsored by the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two interviews and a tour were conducted over a 5 hour period. The first interviewer did not speak English very well and was just filling out answers on a worksheet. When the interviewer did not get the "correct" answer in a certain amount of time, he would just tell me his answer and move on; a couple of times, his was an answer to a different question – again because a language barrier existed. The second interviewer seemed negative from the beginning. He spent half of my interview talking about the year I took off from college 16 years ago. The same questions were asked over and over again. The education portion of my AMCAS application was all that was covered. This interviewer did most of the talking and went off on tangents at every opportunity; he clearly liked to talk. I was not asked at all about the career that I have had for the last 10 years nor was I asked about any of my extracurricular activities or achievements. My research and volunteer activities were also not covered. I don’t think this interviewer even read my application; if he actually had taken the time to study it at all, it did not show. I don’t understand why I was invited to interview if they were not interested in me (the secondary application asks you to write 15 essays). During the tour, the two first year students spent all of the time talking to the pretty girls that were interviewing alongside myself. Neither tour guide spent much time with my questions. The facilities are beautiful - no doubt paid for by the high tuition. All classes are conducted in the same building so it is convenient. The medical students are happy with their school. After talking to many physicians in the Chicago area, I got the feeling that the school is not that prestigious. Also, there did not seem to be much credible research being conducted at the school that did not originate from other institutions or from outside physicians. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/08/2004

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