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  • Rush University Rush Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself. (got to love this one)" Report Response

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

"Why Rush and not any other Chicago university?" Report Response

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

"Where have you been aceepted? (Hated this question, hope it won't affect my chances here.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why would you put yourself through 4 years of relentless gruelling work when you could just as well stay in your current career path and earn just as much? (I'm a non-trad applicant)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Rush Supplemental, AMCAS, SDN, this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was super nice and genuinely helped us out. Guides escorted us to and from all interviews so we wouldn't get stressed getting around their cavernous facility. Brilliantly well coordinated (nothing like their e-mail fiasco.)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cramped, no natural light, not in the best of Chicago's neighborhoods." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my open-file interview would actually be a closed-file interview because my interviewer didn't have the time to read my file." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The entire day was choreographed to perfection and everyone seemed to be making a genuine effort to make us have a pleasant and stress-free time. Their students are excellent not just academically, but also as caring and personable individuals. The school is heavily invested in its community activities and in this regard, boasts some impressive statistics. If you're looking for a sunny campus with outdoorsy setups, Rush is a poor choice. They are crammed into a few buildings with few windows and even the gym facilities are located off-campus in UIC and other areas. Although if you're willing to sell your soul to medical school and want to study in a top class institution in an artsy city with plenty to do during your breaks, Rush is located perfectly. Finally, if you are the type who cares more about actually making a difference as a physician rush is the place for you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/07/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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