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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 UIC?" Report Response

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

"Why Chicago?" Report Response

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

"A question about my undergraduate institution." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A question about my current research." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Inappropriate questions about my GPA, MCAT, other things, etc after we were told this was a closed-file interview where the school was trying to get to know us based on essays only. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS, Secondaries" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students at UIC are laid-back and friendly. The old buildings have some charm. Seems like an adequate place to pursue your MD." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A total stress interview with one of my three interviewers--this man was both critical and unfair with his questions. Also, after visiting other Chicago schools, UIC was disorganized in comparison. Instead of being greeted individually, we followed signs and wandered down a hall, to a big table where there were packets with our names on them and no instruction about what to do. It was good to have a schedule but mine was wrong--had different interviewers than those admissions took me to interview with. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be more disorganized than other schools. That I would get the full-court press from one of my interviewers and that I would feel very uncomfortable after talking to him. It would be better if the school would send out a packet with parking instructions, and maybe an informational sheet about our day at UIC, that we were supposed to just walk in and take a seat, etc. Perhaps with a little more prep, I would have felt like I was more valued by UIC despite the fact they have such a big class." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was overall, fine. My other two interviewers were friendly and positive, but I was upset by the third interviewer's manner and behavior. " 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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