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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

Closed file

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

"Would you come to UIC if the Urban Health Program wasn't here? (I told my interviewer that it was a big draw for me.)" Report Response

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

"Were do you see the healthcare field going in 5 years and where do you want it to go?" Report Response

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

"What obstacles do you think you'll face in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me a story about where you work." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read up on US/Canada/UK healthcare systems (didn't need it though), read about current health care issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The diversity of the student body and how important it is to the school. You have the opportunity to do rotations in a variety of area hospitals. Graduate student housing is literally down the street from the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That we didn't get to see the library on the tour but saw the gym. It was nice but not a top priority to me. They have a co-op note taking service that you can buy into (about $100) in case you miss lecture. Most schools have lecture available via video or audio for free for their students. Also, the 1st year seems very lecture heavy and there's no ''formal'' PBL." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wouldn't be asked any of the questions I read about on SDN so I was definitely over-prepared. Better than under-prepared I guess. Also, that Cook County Hospital's parking structure is directly across the street. I wasn't entirely sure if I was allowed to park there but when I left, there was a list of prices at the cashier's booth and public parking was listed ($8). So it's an option for those that are driving but park there at your own risk." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I wasn't as impressed as I could have been but nothing that would keep me from attending if I'm accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Residence Inn by Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/08/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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