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  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • North Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

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?

2 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?

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)?

"Why do you think you can handle the long road to becoming a doctor because I see that neither of your parents even attended college?" Report Response

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

"Why CMS?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the three ways an interview can go? (This was interesting because the interview was looking for a specific answer. I answered the question and he said, ''Well, I guess you could look at it that way'' and then he told me what he was looking for...an answer that didn't even come close to answering the question.) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why would you attend CMS? (I was prepared to answer this one, but it was difficult to sound convincing)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

" studentdoctor, read CMS website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy lab is nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything else about the school basically...locations, interviewers, lack of excitement from students, facilities" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known the locations was so terrible. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started off with all of us sitting in a waiting room....where we stayed for hours. Random students stopped in to answer questions and so did the dean. My first interviewer was less than pleasant, but I thought the interview went fine. The second interviewer was nice, but one of the first things he said to me was, ''I am glad students like you weren't applying when I was applying for medical school because I never would have gotten in.'' That was sort of an odd statement and it was also discouraging. He then spent the entire interview trying to convince me to attend CMS because he kept saying ''I know you will get in to multiple schools but...'' The whole thing was a little odd. I left the interview wondering if he had any faith in the school. After the interview, we went on a tour. The tour guides both said the only reason they went to CMS was because that is the only place they had gotten in. They were saying ''We know the reputation of the school isn't so good, but...'' Before we left we were told they would inform us of their admission decision in 2 weeks...and now it is MARCH!!! The interview was in NOVEMBER!! Something is seriously wrong with that. I have gotten in to 5 schools since then and have alread chosen to go to another one. The only reason I have not withdrawn my application from CMS is because i want to see exactly how long it will take them to get back to me. I have called them multiple times only to hear, ''We are still processing applications from the fall''. What? Unless you really NEED to apply to this school, I wouldn't waste your time. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

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?

11/15/2006

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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