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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Interview 1: (Basic questions) Why Medicine? Why UIC? Where would you travel and why?" Report Response

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

"Interview 2: Why Medicine? Why UIC? What have you done to prepare you for a medical career? Our medical school class is big, how would you handle that?" Report Response

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

"Interview 3: What's wrong with healthcare? How would you fix healthcare? How many people are uninsured? Underinsured? Do you believe in universal healthcare/socialized medicine? Is healthcare a right or a privilege? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Our medical school class is big, how would you handle that?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS, Secondary App, Compared the political candidates healthcare plans (not that it matters anymore because Obama is the MAN!), Studied the US healthcare system, SDN questions (from these forums). " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school has basically every degree program imaginable and every option for students to be involved with things they enjoy. Whether it's an MBA, JD, MPH, PhD or even a PhD in a non-science field, the school has EVERYTHING including non-profit clinics throughout the city. The Chicago location is AWESOME. The students are also pretty sweet. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The names of my interviewers before the day of the interview. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Midway and O'Hare

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2008

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?

10 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?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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