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  • Rush University Rush Medical College
  • 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?

9 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 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What made you chose medicine?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Given your prior experience in the pharmaceutical company, what is your opinion of pharma companies' development, marketing, and distribution of drugs?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you intend on handling the stress- the ups and downs- of medical school and work in the medical field on a personal level?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN- reviewed possible interview questions, read my AMCAS and supplemental applications, researched the school's website, typed up my questions to ask the interviewers/students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The true compassion the students seem to have, the collaborative environment of the students (not cut-throat competition), and the accessibility of the professors. LOTS of opportunity for community out-reach and public health service." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As I was told by one of the students, research opportunities at Rush don't jump out at you-- you have to go searching for research to do. The lecture hall that M1s spend 9-5 in has no windows and is very cavern-like." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was lucky that I was in a group that had interviews in the morning and then the tour in the afternoon. It made the whole thing a lot less stressful because we got the interviews over early and could focus on asking the current students questions during lunch and the tours. Everything was very well-organized about the day. Lunch was pretty good and they had muffins and coffee upon arrival. I REALLY RECCOMEND taking advantage of their student housing option which allowed me to arrive the day before my interview and stay with M1 students who were extremely helpful and friendly, answered all my questions, and took me with them to study in the computer lab, library, and even to anatomy tutorial so I could feel what it was like to be a Rush M1 student. It was worth sleeping on the couch to get all that extra experience. Plus, one of the students that I stayed with walked me to the interview site so I had no problems arriving exactly where I needed to be without a lot of stress. Plus, it was free…. About the interview, I was really lucky in that my interviewers were totally laid back and I really clicked with them. The first interview had more ''tough'' questions than the second, but they were both basic ''getting to know you and your motives and goals'' which was fairly un-stressful. Just be sure you know the answers to those questions yourself and can express them clearly. Although MY interviewers were really laid back, there was another prospective that had two really hard interviews- she said that every question was ethical during her first interview (even handing her an article to read and reflect on during the interview!) and that during her second interview, the interviewer just fired question after question going right down a list with no real conversation. Because Rush has no standard questions that every interviewer must ask, it's really luck of the draw as far as what you'll be facing in your interview!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/28/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"great enthusiasm and attentive staff. made us all feel special. very informative." Report Response

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