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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

Open file

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

"Who is your hero? Why do you want to be doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about some medical innovations (come with at least 3-4). " Report Response

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

"The Jehovah's Witness question and other questions related to cultural competency" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had a patient who was a Jehovah's Witness and the patriarch of the family told you (the physician) that he did not want his wife (the patient) to know that she was going to die if she didn't receive the treatment that their religion would not allow, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What responsibility to doctors have to be culturally competent in their encounters with people outside of the hospital setting?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN was so incredibly helpful! I copy and pasted every question from people's posts from 2007 and went over all of them. Looked at NYT and CNN archives online for articles related to the health field, looked at the school's website very thoroughly, watched sicko and read up about the health care system in America and several other countries... took about 1-2 weeks to prepare" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty seemed very happy there. The students are supportive of each other. Looks like a very nurturing environment." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Before I arrived I read on SDN that the facilities weren't the best so I came in expecting it to be worse than it was. It was my first interview and tour so I don't really have anything to compare it to so to me it wasn't that bad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To come with more questions. Between the opening welcome, tour and 3 interviews, I should have had some more questions prepared because by the end of the day I ran out!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great! I was very pleased with everything. I felt very prepared and went in there feeling confident. Although some of the questions first threw me off, if you prepare well there is nothing they will ask you that you haven't already thought about in one way or another. Just make sure you have thoroughly thought about 1. why medicine? 2. the tell me about yourself question 3. medical innvoations 4. what you would do in ethical situations and you will be set. I left the interview day absolutely loving the school! They did a great job of proving to the students that it is a great school to attend. Also a tip to the girls...don't wear stilettos...one of my interviewers (an older guy) commented on a girl that could hardly walk up the stairs because her shoes were so ridiculously high. You don't want your interviewer to notice that about you :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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?

12/05/2007

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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