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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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"If you didn't get into med school this year, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" Report Response

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

"What leadership roles have you undertaken and what have you gained from them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How often do you see your oldest brother? (he lives out of state)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions, just a few open-ended ones...like ''So, tell me about yourself, something I haven't read in your application,'' or ''Why do you want to be a physician,'' and ''Why SIU.''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, reviewed AMCAS and SIU secondary apps, self-reflection" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the staff, students and interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was short, but maybe that's because there's not much to see!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed, comfortable; interviewers were friendly and personable; I almost went over an hour in both my interviews because our conversations became so open and friendly." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2007

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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