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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"If not a career in medicine, what other professions have you thought about pursuing? " Report Response

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

"What do you think will be your biggest obstacle getting adjusted to medical school? How do you think your husband will react to the lack of time you will have with him when you go to medical school? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you feel that you know 100% what is the life of a physician like?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If your 14-year-old niece comes to you (assuming you are an OB/GYN or Pediatrician) and tells you that she needs oral contraceptives, how would you handle that situation? Would you tell her parents that she came to see you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS application, secondary application, especially PS and essays, reviewed school's website and this site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice everybody was and how small the class size is (only 45 students!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How old the computer labs were and the "green house" is the only "fun thing" in the campus - no place to exercise and de-stress; the fact that the cafeteria closes at 1:15pm" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the first year you have to study in Champagne or Peoria - you go to Rockford for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of med school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great experience during my interview at Rockford. After talking with the dean we took a tour with a medical student and she was really nice and honest. We then waited in a conference room until we were called for the interview. There were 8 people having their interviews on the same day and I ended up being the last one to be called, which was not so nice because I wanted to get the interview over with, but on the other hand, I had a chance to ask tons of questions to the medical students while we were waiting." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/02/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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