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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Of all the medical schools you've applied to, where does UIC rank?" Report Response

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

"What type of physician do you want your patients to think of you as?" Report Response

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

"How will you handle your stress while in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did someone tell you to take your MCAT again (I had a low score the first time!)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most beautiful sounding instrument?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over SD posts, read secondaries and AMCAS, researched health issues online" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There are a ton of community outreach programs that UIC partcipates in. UIC also really listens to the students so when there's an issue (like having too much lecture time all at once, having anatomy too early in the year, etc), the school takes action to make the curriculum better. The schedule was just recently changed to make the first year easier to adjust to. The professors are also supposedly very accessible in case you have questions about lecture material. The Dean of Admissios was also pleasantly nice! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The study lounge seems small compared to the class-size (roughly 300) and the desks are super tiny in the classrooms. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. It was a really easy interview day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The afternoon interview session started at 11am and the Dean formally welcomed us with a Powerpoint presentation. We then took a really quick tour of the med school building, saw the lecture halls, and had lunch. I had three interviews (one with a med student, one with a retired surgeon, and one with an advisor from the Hispanic recruiting office), all of which were super laid back. I was not stressed at all. None of the other perspective students including myself seemed stressed and there were zero curve ball difficult questions in either of my three interviews. They seemed to only have access to our secondaries and Personal Statement. I spent two of the interviews talking about what was on my Personal Statement. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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