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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Tell me a little about your family." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to SIU?" Report Response

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

"What field of medicine would you like to enter and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Almost all of the questions I was asked were straight forward and predictable. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You are doing surgery and something goes wrong, resulting in the death of the patient. What do you say to the family? What would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I had done several practice interviews before my last interview in October but did not do any before this interview. I also read Newsweek and the New York Times." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I really liked that I met with a financial aid officer individually. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not get to see very much on my campus tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought my first interviewer did a great job of making everything seem very positive at SIU. She really talked up PBL, the simulated patients, and the early clinical experience. I did not get a very good tour of the campus. I saw one of their tutor rooms, the library, and the medical museum. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

0-1 hour

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?

12/02/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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