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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?

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?

Open file

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

"Future problem in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you feel will be the most challenging aspect of medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would your best friends describe you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What qualities do you feel make a good physician?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, kept up on news in medicine, previous interview, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Emphasis on clinical exposure, very early in first year. Lots of opportunities for clerkships in a variety of locations in the Chicagoland area" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Seemed like the first 2 years at UI-Chicago are not that great, but it is made up during M3 and M4 with the wide array of clinical opportunities available. M4 student interviewer said that school is slow to use criticism from students to change curriculum. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All the spots for the Chicago campus are filled, but spots will free up when people matriculate at other schools. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was no food in the morning at the Chicago interview, so make sure you eat a big breakfast or bring snacks if you do the AM interview- lunch isn't until about 1:15pm! The AM interview at the Chicago campus was very badly organized. We were moved at the last minute to another room first thing in the morning, the interviewers were late throwing the entire itinerary off, it was difficult getting between the 3 interviewers. Don't take the M1 tour guide- mine was excited to tell us about the post-exam parties and how he parties more in med school than in undergrad. And for the dean's talk at Chicago, sit in the front- he's a low talker. " 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/21/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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