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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?

2 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?

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 do your siblings do for a living?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever been swimming in the Mississippi? (This was from the second interviewer too)" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor and why SIU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know what barometric pressure is??" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You mentioned in the application about some lower grades, can you explain this and discuss what is different now?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed application, AMCAS, looked at catalog, read over interviews on this website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student that gave the tour had nothing negative to say, and that the program is pass/fail instead of ultra-competitive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Only that there is no true lecture or textbook." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers were very nice, not stressful at all. My first interviewer had a list of questions that he asked and we talked a little in between some of them. The second interviewer had questions as well, but he didn't really ask them. He pretty much said that he just wanted to talk instead of ask the questions. He was extremely easygoing, and joked around a little, which made the interview a lot less stressful." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2004

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