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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Do you read a newspaper? What artistic talents do you have? " Report Response

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

"Why should we take you instead of all the other applicants? What do you have to contribute to UIC that is different from all the other applicants?" Report Response

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

"A bunch of stuff specific to my application (study abroad, previous career, research)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think healthcare is a right or a priveledge? I say right, interviewer says, "So you think we should amend the constitution to say that all Americans have the right to all healthcare? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if a woman came in with a breast lump that needed immediate surgery, but her new insurance wouldn't cover the surgery because she claimed to have no pre-existing conditions. She asks you to sign a paper which states that this wasn't a pre-existing condition (even though it obviously had to have been) so that she can get coverage and have insurance cover the life saving surgery. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"nothing really" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The price, my interviewers were great, the students we met seemed nice and normal, clinical exposure" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The outdated curriculum, classes 8-5 everyday, some of the rotation sites are known to be crappy hospitals," Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I liked UIC more than I thought I would. It's not the best school in Chicago, but for a state school it's pretty good." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day was good, there were three interviewers who had very different styles. One asked me hard questions, but I didn't feel threatened at all, he was just trying to see my though process. The tour was really short, lunch was really good. The attitude I got from UIC was what I think of a typical state school, it's a sink or swim attitude. There are lots of good opportunities there if you seek them out and take advantage of them, but no one is going to hold you hand or even encourage you do to anything. For a state school, it's a good choice. It's probably one of the best "values" (as in bang for your buck) you can get for a med school" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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