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  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • North 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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"A case study: You Dx an infant with spinal meningitis. The child's condition is critical: you have two options for treatment, (1) the standard method, or (2) a novel, potentially more effective, method which you have just learned about at a recent medical conference. Explain your reasoning." Report Response

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

"Riddle -- sorry, I don't want to spoil it for you." Report Response

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

"I want to see that you have sufficiently contemplated a career in medicine: describe the setting and type of medicine that you envision yourself in. Be specific as to why." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An interesting riddle!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me what I need to know." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application, researched the school(unique events, who is the Dean, etc.), pondered ethical situations" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Dean of the medical school held a Q & A session with all of the applicants: shook everyone's hand, engaged each applicant in sincere conversation." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lay out of the school looks like an industrial park. The appearance is not as aesthetically pleasing as other campuses." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was not prepared for the riddle, that's it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All 15 applicants sat in a waiting room while the interviewers would come and get us individually for the interview. Both my interviewers were very nice, but also quite challenging. They asked me the big 3 questions, but also had some very specific questions about my profile as well as some unique questions, indicated below. The interviewers, the Dean of the school, and the students were all very honest about the negative aspects of Chicago Medical School. One being that they do not have a affiliated teaching hospital, exclusive to CMS. The medical students actually do rotations in many of the hospitals in Chicago but there is not a hospital exclusive to CMS. After the interviews, the Dean had a conversation with all of us regarding the accreditation status of the school; again, he anwered questions straight forward. Two first year students gave us the tour, and ate lunch with us. They seemed to be quite content with the school, especially with Chicago accessible(the school is about 40 minutes north of the city center). CMS actually went up a few spots in rank on my list of schools after the interview visit." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

?

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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