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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Interviewer 1: Why do you do research? What makes you want to volunteer? What do you think the biggest issue is in healthcare right now? What specialty do you want to pursue? As a doctor how would you help the uninsured population? (just you) What made you want to become a doctor? Tell me about some medical innovations that have been significant recently." Report Response

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

"Interviewer 2: Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell me about... from your personal statement. How did you deal with that stress? What are some of your hobbies? Tell me about your research. What specialty are you interested in? What makes a doctor a professional? Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself?" Report Response

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

"Interviewer 3: What made you want to go into medicine? Do you have any siblings? What careers do they have? How do your parents feel about your decision to become a doctor? Are there any doctors in your family? Where are your parents from? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As a doctor how would you help the uninsured population, singlehandedly?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes a doctor a professional? What are some recent medical innovations?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview thread, researched politics, healthcare, ethics, innovations." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very conversational and laid back interviews, they did not mention grades or MCAT at all, they just wanted to get to know you." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Food wasn't that great." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To relax and not try to come up with memorized answers. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They have a pass fail honors system and it seems as if many student don't show up to class since most of the classes are recorded or videotaped and you can download them on your ipod. They did a good job of finding out about you as a person and not trying to make you feel nervous. The interviews were very relaxed and they really tried to promote their school. It was great that the tour guides took us to all of our interviews throughout the different building so we didn't get lost. All they have is your personal statement and two of your secondary essays so they don't know anything else about you. The M3 student I interviewed with was very laid back and seemed to be very much on my side. They review their interviews on the third Thur of each month and we are supposed to hear back by the end of the month w/ an acceptance, rejection, or waitlist. Good luck everyone, it's really not as stressful as we all imagine!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Train or subway

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

< $100

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?

10 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The staff in admissions was very nice and helpful, no complaints." Report Response

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