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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"The nurse question" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies outside of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My interviewer presented me with a situation that happened earlier in the day during her rounds at the hospital. She asked how, as a physician, I would deal with a nurse demanding me to sign a consent form to give an obese man in the ICU an IV drip. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my secondary, AMCAS app, read the SIU student brochure sent to me, read the SIU website, researched PBL." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The small class sizes and the faculty. Students seemed happy and the professors I met were very welcoming. I could see myself doing well here. Both of my interviewers were very kind and the interviews themselves were relaxed and more conversational than I expected. They seemed to want to get to know me and were interested in what I was saying, which I liked." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is outdated and the surrounding area/hospitals are not impressive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to stress out too much. It was my first med school interview so I over-prepared but it wasn't nearly as intimidating/difficult as I thought it would be. No weird moral/ethical questions or strange medical questions. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a great way to begin med school interviews. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Clarion

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

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

5 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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