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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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself? " Report Response

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

"What do you feel are qualities of a good ____ (former career)? You feel that these are qualities of a good physician (he was very presumptious)? [my reply... ABSOLUTELY]" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your role with ____ (organization)? All of the interview questions came directly from my ps and supplemental questions... make sure you know YOUR words inside out and that you are able to convey them in an interesting yet concise manner (remember you only have about 25 minutes!)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is the one person who has motivated you the most?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no really "difficult" questions. Do you see yourself in more of a clinical or acamdemic research setting and why? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UIC website(s), talking to people who have interviewed at UIC in the past, SDN and mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Regional Dean and the Assistant Dean were incredibly friendly. They actually sat down with us in a boardroom-type setting. Students commented several times about how receptive the faculty and staff are to changes. They seem to really listen to students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is in one building (as most med schools are). Rockford feels somewhat isolated and does not have the campus feel of many other med schools that feed off undergrad campuses or large teaching hospitals. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was not expecting the 3-Panel(2MDs and 1 M4)interview until the Dean mentioned it. Apparently, only the interviews held in Chicago have adopted the "new" one-on-one style. So if you interview at a regional campus be prepared for one shot (and about 25 minutes)to make a good impression. It's somewhat intimidating to face three people at once, make eye contact with all three while answering their questions in the most concise yet informative manner in a dimly lit conference room setting. Retrospectively, I felt like a contestant on 'American Idol'. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview day started at 1:00 p.m. ended at 3:30 p.m. No lunch, lots of downtime. There were 12 students. They split us into three groups. Following the deans discussions we went on a tour of the building. We then sat in the conference room (and cont. to talk to med students) and waited our turn to interview. The earliest interview as at 2:00 pm and the latest at 3:45. Pros- no fancy presentations, lunches or rhetoric...what you see is what you get- just lots of informal/straightforward information. Cons- You don't get that "special" feeling that you get at some schools where you feel like the 'red carpet' is being rolled out." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/19/2005

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