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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?

2 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)?

"Why medicine instead of another career that emphasizes contribution to society? (Asked by student interviewer)" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time? (Asked by 2 interviewers)" Report Response

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

"What specialty do you think you want to practice?(Asked by all 3 interviewers)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"[All of my questions listed are paraphrased] What do you think you ultimately want from a medical school? (Asked by the physician interviewer) And a personal one from the admissions counselor was the most poignant/emotional" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you consider your greatest strength and your greatest weakness? (Asked by the student interviewer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't really prepare formally. I just ran off the excitement of finally being at the interview for a chance to become what I know is right for myself. I didn't want my responses to seem rehearsed, and so they weren't. I just gave instinctual, "gut" answers. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The kindness of all administration involved first and foremost. The new research building was nice. The lecture hall was much better than the ones I'm used to. The school's eagerness to provide opportunities to students' individual needs(something I thought might not exist at a state school)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing significant comes to mind. I just wish there were more interviews at the UPR campuses, since the likelihood of attending the Chicago campus is slim this late in the season and it would be nice to be able to have a look around of where we would ultimately be attending." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UIC-COM really impressed me on the interview day. Not only were the facilities better than I had previously thought, the people were much more friendly and caring than I had preconceived from hearing stories about an apathetic administration. The buildings may have some dreary hallways here and there, but there are some comfort zones to be found. Overall, I got a real good gut feeling from the school, something that has heavily influenced my decisions in the past and made me happy so far." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/03/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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