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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"How would your friends describe you?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about playing rugby?" Report Response

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

"Give us your best and worst experience with a doctor and why." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As an uninsured individual going into medicine how has that affected your impression of the US healthcare system?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none really...although on the first question of ''how did you arrive at this point'' (ie, of deciding medicine)...i was very nervous...so i paused for 2-3 seconds before answering, hope they dont hold it against me. everything else was fine though" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, reread my AMCAS essay, wikied some healthcare topics and the PBS.org website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students I encountered and the faculty. I interviewed in Peoria so each class is only about 50 ppl. Seems like everyone knows everyone, and I loved that sense of community." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is small, literally just one building but that's not a big deal for me...students graduate very well prepared according to their Step scores and residency placements" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"probably that it would be so relaxed and conversational....i worked myself into a frenzy reading too many SDN horror stories." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think it was great. I interviewed Asst. Dean for student affairs and an M3 and both were really relaxed and positive. I just hate that I was so nervous, it was great and after visiting I'm really interested in the Peoria campus and their rural program" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

10/10/2007

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

10 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?

7 out of 10

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