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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Why SIU? Why would you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a leadership experience." Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you fear most as a doctor?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback, primary, secondary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both interviewers had read my file. I talked with a group of students in a PBL session, and they seemed really happy with the curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The disorganization of the day. The admissions staff was very helpful and kind while I was there for the financial aid session and tour, but I was on my own to find my interviewers and their offices." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The amount of down time I would have - there was some between my tour and my first interview, and some between my interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewer genuinely wanted to get to know me and spent quite a bit of time answering my questions about PBL and the curriculum. It was very conversational about my application and questions and lasted about an hour. The second interviewer was trying to see how strong my interest in medicine was harsher style of questioning. This one was less conversational, just went through the questions and then I was done - lasted about 15 minutes." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2006

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

6 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?

6 out of 10

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