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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

6

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 do you want to be in an MD/PhD program?" Report Response

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

"Why UIC?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you specifically do to change health care?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What does an MD/PhD have that a straight MD or PhD doesn't?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed applications, read SDN, looked over school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were very nice, and the location of the medical school was optimal. It was in a good area and right off the El, so transportation would be very easy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was something about the students in the program that rubbed me the wrong way...not sure what it was, but I didn't feel like I would fit in there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would've known that the second day of the interviews was not necessary. All the interviews were conducted on the first day, and the second day was devoted to talking more about the program and seeing specific parts of the school, which we pretty much did the first day of the interviews anyway." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I loved the facilities and the city. I was not impressed by the students or faculty. I didn't have one interview that really stood out and made me really want to go here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Gold Coast Inn Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/30/2006

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

7 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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