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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?

2 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?

Open file

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

"Open file: Tell me about your research. Closed file: What was your favorite class (non-science)? Favorite overall (including science)?" Report Response

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

"Open file: My interviewer wanted me to ask him questions about the school, so be prepared with a bunch. Closed file: What ethical issues do you think physicians most currently face?" Report Response

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

"Closed file: What are two of your strenghths/weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had a patient complaining of joint pain, back pain and shortness of breath and she smoked and was 5'1" and 250lbs, would you tell her to lose weight or quit smoking (and you can only choose one)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student doctor network, read my applications." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is very happy at Rush, including the students and faculty. The students don't seem too stressed and everyone (faculty and staff) really wants to help the students succeed. The environment is very supportive. Also, Rush is a very clinically orientated school, which is different than some. You can have serious patient contact as early as January of year one." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are a bit old and the school is not in a great neighborhood, though there are better ones nearby." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience was very informative and not very stressful. They really wanted to provide us with a lot of information about the school. We got a tour in the morning and got to ask a lot of questions. Then there were two 30min interviews in the afternoon (one open file, one closed). It was a really great experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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 primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

MDW

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Marriott (medical distric)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2005

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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