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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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)?

"What issuses in medicine or outside of medicine are of interest to you? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your high school." Report Response

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

"What were you leadership, volunteering experiences; did you work while in school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your high school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do I predict will be my biggest weakness in medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS and SIU secondary, AAMC website advice, Went through the Viewbook, researched my interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital, Memorial Medical Center, has very new facilities. The people I passed in the hallways were very nice - both students, staff, and a few patients. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The actual instructional facilities are rather outdated. Although the technology is there (computers and stuff), the research labs and buildings need renovating. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There aren't many choices for lunch. The med student who gave us a tour said no one really eats in the hospital cafeteria b/c it's not healthy and there aren't other places to eat close to the campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview day went well. My first interviewer asked questions that were all on my AMCAS app. That annoyed me a little. He asked about my high school, about my parents, and how I was raised. Also, he was very honest with how my application looks and how the committee would view it. He made suggestions for a plan B in case it comes to that. The second interviewer was really rushed and he didn't seem to care much what I said. In fact, his beeper went off in the middle of the interview, right when I was talking about a really sensitive issue, and he returned the call without letting me finish my answer. That sucked. The financial aid session was very informative - they talked about financial aid as it would apply to any school we would go to, not just SIU. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/18/2004

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