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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What books have you read recently?" Report Response

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

"What are you most proud of? " Report Response

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

"Do you like your job? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about patient confidentiality?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about genetic screening? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the interview feedback section, looked over RFUMS website with fine-tooth comb, asked current students questions that I had, made sure I knew my AMCAS and my RFUMS essay (hey, it's been a while since I filled those out), I skimmed through articles about current hot-topics and medical ethics books, in addition to books on the medical school application process in general. I also spoke with as many MD's as I could to ask for advice, in addition to current MD students I know." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The overall friendliness of the staff and students was amazing. Current students are very helpful and want to answer all questions you have about the school that they genuinely seem delighted to be attending." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location is a bit, well, let us say "rural". One student I encountered had a bad attitude toward some of the faculty, but there are people like that everywhere as every one is different...I was more upset that she was being a drag on what was otherwise a perfect day! To each his own I suppose, but don’t rain on my parade!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No shocks or surprises, really, as I had seen the school before interviewing and I knew that it was not in Chicago. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both of my interviews were comfortable not extremely stressful. I did not feel like I was in the "hot seat" so that was good. They really just want to get to know who you are, why you are there (why MD and why RFUMS) and whether or not you would fit in with their students. The school is close with the other health sciences that are studying there, so you share anatomy lab with the PA and podiatry students, which I found appealing. It also has a smallish, close-knit atmosphere, which has always appealed to me since I went to a smaller private undergrad. I really liked it there. In addition, they do have some impressive research opportunities if so desired. The location of the school is way out in the boonies, but I am not looking to go out partying in Chicago's nightlife, so that does not bother me on that level. I want to go to med school and learn, so the location is fine with me - BUT, try and find a restaurant, or a grocery store...maybe I was not looking in the right areas but there really isn't much in the immediate vicinity of the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sleep Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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?

3 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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