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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

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)?

"Describe your research. (may want to bring a blank sheet of paper and a functioning pen--the guy asked me to draw out diagrams)" Report Response

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

"what considerations did you take into account when deciding on a career in medicine" Report Response

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

"LOTS of questions about hobbies (prepare to answer question after question about your hobby--at least have 1 good thing to say about a hobby)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what does a school's attitudes on diversity reflect on its character?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you handle a manic patient who refused every form of treatment prescribed under your care? (asking about the approach you would take)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"i read my secondary and my amcas statement...i also went home the night before and had dinner with my parents (ive discovered that TGI Fridays is my lucky place to eat before interviews --wont say what i eat, that stays a secret)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"i really like how the school places the med students with a preceptor and has early exposure to the clinical setting. the people seem friendly. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the building "has character" which is code for "old" and i hear the administration has a bad reputation for turning a deaf ear on problems." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the interview would be 3 seperate interviews. from the previous posts on student doctor net i thought it was going to be one 3 person interview. for me, it is 3 seperate interviews with interviews I II III having 1 2 1 people interviewing me, respectively." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i like the school. i found out that i got in recently. they normally start the response process 1 month after your interview. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/11/2004

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