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  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Springfield
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

60+ 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 was the most interesting question?

"The 'tell me about yourself''. it wasnt general, he literally asked how/why my parents emigrated to the US, their occupations, where I was born, what each of my siblings do, and my full academic history. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none really. both interviews were pretty conversational, nothing out of left field" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, reread my amcas and supplemental essays, read SIU guidebook and their website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how cooperatively the students work together, how vested the faculty is in the students, and (real) clinical exposure begining first year" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much...maybe the city of Springfield itself...i'd never been to the capital, it was a bit underwhelming..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how cool the students were...i was even having a good time with my fellow interviewees...all of them are ppl i would like to go to school with." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"awesome. i loved it. i had one interview with a faculty member on the admission committee that was open file, and the second with a psychiatrist that was closed file. everyone was very down-to-earth (read: normal) and i left with a very positive impression of the school " 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?

10/19/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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