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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"talk about family, past experiences, motivation to work in medicine, etc. " Report Response

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

"what is something you habitually lie about?" Report Response

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

"how did you study for the mcat/ are you satisfied with your scores?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what would you do if you found, after balancing your checkbook, that you were off by 7 cents from your bank statement?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think demonstrates your commitment to those most in need?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed applications, SDN, and school website/ booklet" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the intervewers seemed very interested in what i had to say and the prospect of me attending the school. also, the atmosphere seemed very relaxing and personal." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are not somewhat lacking, and living in carbondale for the first year seems to cut of M1's from the rest of the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"my second interview was in a different building in a different part of town. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the first interview went well. The interviewer was an orthopedic surgeon and knowledgeable about the school, although the questions were standard and at one point i was sure he was extending the interview for the sole purpose of avoiding work. The fin. aid session was only slightly informative, but it at least seems SIU takes an active interest in making sure its students are afloat financially. The tour was short, but the enthusiastic tour guide did a good job of playing up the school as probably the best thing this side of the mississippi. the second interview was strangely like the first, except i was tired hungry (be sure to pack a lunch/ find a good place to eat). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/09/2006

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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