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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

Closed file

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

"MD, faculty: Have you considered other professions? Tell me about your life. Are there other MDs in your family? Why medicine? Tell me about a time when your integrity was questioned." Report Response

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

"MD, retired faculty: What is your MCAT and GPA. What will you do if you don't get in? (Followed by 10 minute explanation of how I should retake the MCAT [BOGUS]). What is the biggest problem in healthcare? How would you fix it?" Report Response

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

"PhD, faculty: What do you think of the role of women in healthcare? What do you want me to know about yourself? When I go back to the admissions committee, what is the most important thing that they shoud know about you? Are you for or against universal health care and what are the pros and cons associated with it? Where do you see yourself in 2013? Why did you decide to take a year off? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a time when your integrity was challenged." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of the role of women in healthcare?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked at UICs webpage, previous interviews, AMCAS personal statement, 2ndary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school was very pretty and nostalgic of undergrad at UIUC. The medical campus is unlike any other due to the large amount of hospitals in that area. Clinicals start during your 1st year, as the medical campus is such a large and awesome resource to the students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My second interviewer had to be 95 years old. He had two pairs of glasses and at times, I swore he fell asleep during the interview. Because of his age, he only asked about 2 questions, and spent the other time trying to get out his rants about certain topics. This took a large amount of time because of his old age. I was concerned as to why this man was interviewing at all. Does faculty not wish to interview their potential med students?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewer was very warm and kind, and seemed as if she really wanted to get to know me as a person. My second interviewer was too old and it was a big disadvantage to have him because he only got to ask me about 3 questions because he asked them so slowly. After I did answer them, he would also rant for a good amount of time and this cut into my interview time as well. He also asked what my MCAT was, which is on the lower side. He then went on for a while about how I should retake it, enroll in a post-bac program and take UIC's MCAT preparation course and THEN I might get admitted. I thought this was completely unncessary considering I had already passed the preliminary "screenings" so to speak to make it to the interview. He should have used that time to get to know me as a person. My last interviewer was very intellectual and played the devil's advocate with every answer I gave. This added an undue amount of stress to the interview. He also was very hot and cold with me as to how he perceived me as a future physician. At one point, he'd nit pick every part of my application, and at the next he'd commend me on my character. So, it was hard to gauge how any of my interviewer's felt about me and my application. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2008

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?

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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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