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  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Springfield
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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

Open file

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

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" Report Response

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

"Why SIU?" Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My second interviewer asked very specific questions about medical insurance and its history." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SIU website, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary apps." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour guide was really friendly and positive about the school. She was able to really sell the benefits of case-based learning and the school's locales. Also, the school seems to try to pair you with an interviewer in the area(s) of medicine you are interested." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My second interviewer hadn't read my file. I wish I had known this in the beginning of the interview and adjusted my responses accordingly. Also, my first interviewer was pretty reserved, and it was hard to tell if she was excited about interviewing, medicine, me, or anything!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2005

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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