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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?

2 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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"What is a weakness you have?" Report Response

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

"What is a current healthcare problem and how would u solve it? If you were interested in doing stem cell research (I said i was) what exactly would I do?" Report Response

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

"Talk about my background and things I learned while travelling" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How much was entering medical school my idea? What are my real motivations for becoming a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about what I noticed from travelling in (country where my parents are from) over 4 years ago....what is the government like, who is the leader...etc" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read UIC website, my seconary, amcas, etc" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the school was a lot nicer than I thought. i heard it was run down, but I was impressed, i thought certain buildings were quite beautiful. nice new gym. laid back interviews for the most part. pizza for lunch, diversity of students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the library supposedly sucks so everyone uses Rush's library. they didnt go over the other different campuses at all. i dont kno how i will really pick which campus to attend if i get in" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"pretty laid back. i was nervous about there being 3 interviews but the attitudes of the interviewers are easy going. i met with 2 M2 students first who were nice and also allowed me to ask them questions, then a pHD who was tricky but conducted a solid, fair interview, then another pHD that didnt really ask me any questions about myself but more about what came up in our conversation to start with. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

mdw

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

8 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?

9 out of 10

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