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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

Open file

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

"Why is Southern the right school for you?" Report Response

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

"Are you happy with your grades and MCAT scores?" Report Response

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

"I noticed you keep a very busy schedule, what do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How many brothers and sisters do you have?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What role do you see yourself playing in groups?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I mostly reviewed my applications, the college promotional material, and the student interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone there seems extremely happy with the problem based learning curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Due to the way the grading is done (Standard Deviations), At least a handful of students are required to retake classes no matter what." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The guy who was originally supposed to conduct my first interview was out of the country..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My experience at SIU was kind of strange. My first interviewer wasn't even there and the school never bothered to call or email and tell me that. Instead they let me find out when I showed up at the guys door for the interview. Then, somewhat embarrased, they looked for someone else to interview me right there on the spot. The people looking for an interviewer didn't even know what I was supposed to be interviewing for (they asked a few minutes later). Eventually, they found a doctor to interview me and three minutes after the interview started, he said he had all the information he needed despite the fact that it was a completely closed interview. The rest of the day went much smoother and the second interview, which was an open interview went pretty well. I really enjoyed talking with my second interviewer. Overall, despite the lack or organization, I really enjoyed the SIU interview experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2004

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