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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"How would you deal with a stressful situation?" Report Response

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

"What are your ideas on how to save American healthcare?" Report Response

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

"Outside of medicine, what are some of your interests? (They said this was to see how I would fit in at the school)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about yourself (they said I could say whatever I wanted, so I started with where and how I grew up and ended with hobbies and my college experience)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too tricky" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read on SDN, looked up the websites for the various campus locations, checked their residency match stats." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All of the students I met (my interview was in Peoria) really seemed to enjoy the campus. I like the fact that they're partnered with OSF because it's such a good-sized hospital for central Illinois. It seemed like the students got a fair amount of opportunity to participate in procedures during third and fourth year because there isn't an overabundance of residents." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The building was kind of shabby, but that's not a huge deal. I don't like the idea of moving after the first year (unless you choose the Chicago campus where they do all four years). There didn't seem to be a lot of technology integrated into the education system." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A box lunch was provided, and current students joined us and talked about the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Between all of the campus locations, this school accommodates a ton of students. The interview day was simple enough, and depending on where you fall alphabetically you can be done as early as 2:30. The interview was with a local doctor, and M3, and an M4 (none was on the actual admissions committee). The doctor was especially nice, and he ended by giving me his card and welcoming me to the "brotherhood" of physicians because we all need to band together. There were about 14 kids interviewing that day, so they tried to be efficient with the interviews. The only information they had was my personal statement and the secondary essays." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2008

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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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