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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?

3 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)?

"Discuss the 3 major healthcare systems (was kind of vague in his approach didn't know what he was looking for at first, but in case anyone cares, looking for US, England, and Canada)." Report Response

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

"Tell me about a few recent medical technological advancements you've heard about that the general public might be interested in knowing." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to UIC? Why, straight up, do you want to be a doctor? (med student asked latter, can you tell)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Straight up, no emotional bs that you'd put on an application, why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Discuss the three major healthcare systems that exist in the world (looking for US, Britain, and Canada)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over AMCAS personal statement, 2nd essays, and read up on recent medical sociology, tech advancements and a little on the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff and students were very friendly and my student interview and school showed the type of people I could expect to go to class with. They seem very helpful and like all, the new gym was pretty nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. While everyone complains the buildings are older, it's a homey feel, and on top of that, it's a med school, you shouldn't worry about comfort, you'll fall asleep :)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just wish I had known a little more about there decision timeline and that I wouldn't be hearing about whether I get in or not until after the May 15th deadline due to the late interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers were nice, an MD, a PhD, and a med student. Overall pretty relaxed and quite nice. Got a few tough questions but I had prepared for them to some degree so it wasn't too bad. Definitely puts UIC near the top of my list if not the top and if I get in, I will probably attend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/19/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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