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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

6

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Considering that your parents are both doctors, what do they think about you doing rural health?" Report Response

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

"You talk about going to a rural community, can you please elaborate on it? (I mentioned my experience with a rural community for a response to one of the questions on the application)" Report Response

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

"Asked me about why I picked the university I attended for undergraduate studies, and also wanted me to elaborate on the physicians I have shadowed." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe your involvement in Amensty International" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think you would set up a rural practice and what would be important factors in your decision?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed all the information regarding the UIC RMED Program and made sure to look at SDN. However, since this program is so different from UIC's general curriculum, there is no set way to prepare for the interview. Made up random interview questions regarding rural health." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very welcoming people. I knew the recruiter. Generally everyone was very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was interviewed by a panel of 17 people ranging from doctors to agricultural specialits to anyone you can think would be related to a rural area. Although I can see how this would be the best way for them to decide who is suited for the RMED program, it certainly was extremely intimidating." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to be interviewed by 17 people. I was so nervous for the first few minutes that I must have drank three glasses of water and my hand was shaking the entire time. Also these guys read every word you have written in the application as well as your AMCAS. So make sure to review what you have written." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I found that I was going to be infront of 17 people before I walked in. It feels like you're surrounded by the interviewers and although they were supposed to 'make me feel at ease', I felt like I was being interviewd by Robot Gestapo Police, with very few people responding through body language to my answers. I am a great public speaker, but I did not anticipate this." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2005

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