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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

7 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?

6

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How did you prepare for the rigors of med school/what do you do for stress?" Report Response

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

"What are some area of health concern you can identify from your hometown?" Report Response

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

"Did you ever resent that your mother was in medical school when you were growing up and having parents on call quite a bit?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did you having cancer and your father having cancer pique your interest in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of the frustrations your mother experiences in her practice? (my mother is a rural FP)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students are very close-knit, faculty are very interested in the students and really go out of their way, class schedule reported by students was 8-12 daily." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"First year in Champaign/Urbana, small campus, a little outdated, but they just got a donation and are building more soon." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"After the interview you are free to go. Other schools had me stick around for tours, presentations, etc." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was for the RMED program. Interview was 30 minutes in front of a panel of 15. I knew this ahead of time, but it was a little intimidating at first. The panel was nice and asked questions mostly to find out how well you would fit with the program rather than academic questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?

01/17/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 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?

7 out of 10

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