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  • Rush University Rush Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
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?

45 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?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Who's to blame for the current state of healthcare in America?" Report Response

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

"How does one get medical care in America?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What I think of the current trend in herbal supplements and their lack of regulation by the FDA." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have 2 patients in need of a kidney transplant and only one kidney. All things being medically equal, how do you decide which one gets the kidney." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Rush Website, and my application materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are very happy with the school and the facilities are very up to date." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My open-file interviewer was rather brusque and cut me off mid-sentence repeatedly and essentially answered his own questions for me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How low stress it would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Rush is a very good school for training future clinicians. By their own admission, they put patient care above research, although many opportunities exist for research experiences. There were two interview sessions, one was open file and basically went over the standard "Why medicine?," ethics, and personal problem questions; the other was closed file and the interviewer's only prior knowledge of me was my name. The closed file interview was very laid back and was more of a meandering conversation. The tour and its guides were very informative and worthwhile. Overall I liked the whole experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/27/2004

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