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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Report Response

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

"What if you could never become a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing...it was very conversational" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, amcas, secondary, SIU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everyone was really friendly, students seemed genuinely happy with the school and the curriculum, big emphasis on humanistic medicine, early early early clinical experience, NO SCUT WORK! :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the building was kind of drab and depressing, the area around springfield in general is boring. also, the first year is spent in carbondale..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that it would be so relaxed" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I didn't expect much going into the interview, but afterwards I actually became really enthusiastic about the school. It seems like a great place to learn and PBL doesn't seem as scary anymore." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Roof Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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