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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"How did you prepare for the MCAT?" Report Response

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

"What are your feelings on the healthcare policies of the presidential candidates?" Report Response

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

"How do you do with small-group study?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some of your goals before graduating from college?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked on SDN, read specifics on the school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I like the medical education building. The students I met were good-spirited and seemed to be enjoying their experience. I like the idea of PBL, but some areas are still a little hazy to me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't like that the first year is in Carbondale and the next three in Springfield. I would prefer to do all four in Springfield, but that doesn't seem to be something the school is even considering." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was the only student interviewing that day. It was really nice to have lots of one on one time with everyone I met, though." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Some things I like about SIU are as follows: -the small class size -minimal lecture hall hours -the preceptorship that allows students to work with local doctors -the atmosphere at the school because all of the staff and students seemed to know each other by name" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

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?

08/25/2008

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

4 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

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