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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"2 of the interviews were pretty pointless...no good questions...the 3rd was great...they two students asked the normal questions about stress and dealing with failure" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How many bottles of shampoo are consumed in US hotels every year? (thought process...not a number)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read books, mock interview...other med school interviews" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour guide focused more on hitting the bars than the facilities and academics...I had to interview with my tour guide because my interviewer didn't show up...the student facilities are very old, in the basement, falling apart...no one interviewing that day seemed impressed or excited to be there... Alot of the students said that they didn't attend the lectures (which are held in a concrete pit) because they aren't helpful...they are only affiliated with one free clinic and they didn't know how many students were involved, there wasn't any big emphasis on research....I think that the most dishearting moment can be summed up in the comment, ''all you have to do is memorize enough of the lecture notes to pass, then everyone goes and gets drunk on test days''...personally, my goals aren't just to pass and get drunk..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There was no space left at the Chicago Campus left even if I am admitted..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I wasn't impressed, the only thing that students seemed happy about was the fact that they can get drunk often...the facilities were cave-like...very disheartening" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2007

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

5 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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