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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

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)?

"What's wrong with our healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"What interests do you have outside of academics and studying?" Report Response

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

"Can you tell me about a time in your life when you failed at something (or at least FELT that you had)? What happened and how did you handle it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you say something for me in Spanish? (I'm a Spanish major)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Suppose your best friend's 14-year old daughter comes to you asking for contraceptives. How do you handle it? Do you tell your friend? (NOTE: one thing I didn't know was that the hypocratic oath doesn't apply to minors! keep that in mind if they hit you with this one)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"went over AMCAS and secondary essays; read through SDN feedback (this was key)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location. Chi-Town is a vibrant city and UIC:Chicago puts you squarely in the thick of it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tourguide didn't have a whole lot of positive things to say about the school. Same for the med students we ran into in the halls who all kept urging us to ''turn back while there's still time,'' haha" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Though the CTA trains allow you to skip the crazy morning traffic, they still take about 1.25 hours to get you from O'Hare to campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All in all, it was an awesome experience. Had interviews with an M2 and 2 admissions counselors. They were so laid back and conversational, I found myself forgetting they were formal interviews. Morning session started at 9 A and went until about 2-2:30 P. Although they give you a fatty lunch at the very end, I suggest bringing snacks!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western, Rosemont

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/28/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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