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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell us a little bit about yourself." Report Response

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

"What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the fact that people cannot pay for life-saving treatments?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you think the future of medicine is going?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you prepared to deal with death and dying?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the posts on SDN, read my essays, and read about healthcare and insurance" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students at the Peoria campus were very happy and encouraging about coming to that campus. I was told that the student there are the happiest and do the best on their boards, compared to all of the other locations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities were old and there was only one building." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When you get accepted to the UIC system, you express a preference as to which site you would like to attend. 175 students are in Chicago all four years and 125 students go to Urbana-Champaign for their first year, then 25 students (MD/PhD) stay in Urbana-Champaign, while 50 go to Peoria and 50 go to Rockford for the next 3 years. Also, the Chicago campus tends to fill up early." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview experience was very positive. I was a little concerned about going to Peoria for the interview, but they did a really great job of selling their school." 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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Baymont Inn and Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2007

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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