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  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Springfield
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Where do you intend to practice?" Report Response

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

"What do you know about PBL?" Report Response

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

"Extracurriculars, leadership experience, some politics." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(I'm an immigrant)Was there anything about American culture that you were uncomfortable or uneasy with? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school catalog, researched about PBL, mock interview with premed adviser, school website, read TIME every week" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student who gave the tour was very enthusiastic about the PBL curricula" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My first interviewer didn't seem very interested in me.She hardly looked at me, instead she was making notes while I answered her questions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Hilton Springfield is probably the best hotel in the area, and at $129, it's not much more expensive than the others (comes w/ breakfast for 2 people)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviews, I feel, were rushed.My first interviewer didn't seem too interested in me,the 2nd interview was during the MD's clinic hours so he was in a hurry.I left feeling they didn't really get to know me." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton Springfield

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2006

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

7 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?

5 out of 10

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