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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • 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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"What are your thoughts on the U.S. healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"What area in medicine are you interested in pursuing (if that is known now)?" Report Response

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

"Tell me what you do in your spare time." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you decide between allopathic and osteopathic schools (a question specific to my personal statement)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a situation that questioned your integrity." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, UIC website, bioethics and healthcare websites, practiced answering questions aloud, e-mailed questions to current UIC medical students (friends)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Definitely the diversity of the school, both the students and the patient populations that the students are exposed to during rotations. The way that UIC respects minority and underserved populations convinced me to want to go here (because these goals align with mine)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. Perhaps the only negative thing are the old facilities." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was so much more laid-back than I originally thought!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed! The interviewers (a person from admissions, an MD, and two M2's) were very friendly, and the interviews resembled enjoyable conversations more than strict interviews. The day was very informative, and because of what I learned from the Dean's welcome presentation, the tour guides (M2 and M4), and the interviewers, I really want to attend this school now. Great diversity and so many opportunities!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2005

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