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  • Rush University Rush Medical College
  • 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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"Interview #1: 1) What is your biggest fear? 2) If you were stuck between a train and a wall, and you were going to die as soon as they moved the train, AND you could only have one person brought to you before you died, who would you choose? 3) What is the biggest problem in healthcare today? 4) What is the most dangerous/reckless thing you have ever done? 5) Asked a lot of questions about my family." Report Response

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

"What will you do if you are not accepted this year? Why this school? Why medicine? (asked during both interviews)" Report Response

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

"Interview #2: 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) What specialty do you want to go into? 3) What makes you unique and better than the other applicants?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I could be any animal what would I be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most dangerous/reckless thing you have ever done? (This one was difficult because I didn't want to say something really stupid, because all these horrible things were coming to mind that I have done!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my AMCAS & secondary, read the Rush bulletin online, read NYT and SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone there (students, faculty, staff) seemed genuinely happy to be there and enthusiastic about the school. The RCSIP (Rush Community Service Initiatives Program) is an amazing way to get students involved with clinical community service and all the professors/doctors encourage students to approach them to do research if they want. Also, M1s get to have clinical experience after 6 weeks." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is expensive, there is no gym (they get a discount at surrounding gyms, most go to UIC's), and classes go from 9-5 every day (but are optional attendence for the most part)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That their pediatric department is no good." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was organized very well with a welcome session followed by a clinical tour with 2 M3 students and then lunch and Q/A with M2 students. After lunch, we had another brief tour and then we were supposed to have 2 separate 30 minute interviews (even though my second one lasted 1 hour). One interview was open file and one was closed (even though both of mine were closed, which was fine with me!). The interviews were both VERY relaxed and not stressful at all. Overall, it was a very enjoyable interview day and I really hope to get accepted!!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/31/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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