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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

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)?

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies/what do you do in your free time?" Report Response

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

"Questions about what life was like growing up in rural community." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you plan to instill your ethical standards in your son, and how? (I have a four-month-old.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None -- they were really quite benign!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my AMCAS and secondary apps, school website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school really seems to be one that takes to heart the adage that they're not only interviewing us, but we're interviewing them. They did their best to make the day flow easily and with very minimal stress, from escorting you to interviews if need be, to giving an overview of all the things you would normally be expected to know on your own (coursework, campuses, etc.). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The buildings are fairly old and need a good makeover, but that doesn't affect learning medicine at all! I also wish the directions had been a bit clearer on how to get there. Once you arrive, they were great; however, you have to arrive in the first place!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, this was a great interview experience. VERY low stress, and very accommodating and understanding of applicants' positions in this whole med school app process. Everyone stressed the importance of just being yourself" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott Residence Inn (Waukegan)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/03/2006

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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