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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Why medicine? Tell me about x,y,z activity." Report Response

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

"What is your favorite novel? What do you do to deal with stress?" Report Response

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

"How would you define professionalism? Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A lot of questions about my activities, hobbies and life experiences. Everything was conversational and relaxed." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would your worst enemy say about you? (This question threw me off a bit but I ended up laughing with my interviewer.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback, reread AMCAS and UIC secondary applications, researched health care problems and issues in US, etc. Overall, I felt like I was over-prepared. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I found almost everything about the school to be perfect for me. Anatomy lab, gym, clinical opportunities, academic atmosphere, friendliness of students, etc. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We had a substitute speaker during the dean's presentation who was a very nervous, inarticulate speaker. Still everything else about the interview day was perfect." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That these interviews would actually be FUN. Also, I had heard through SDN that UIC's Chicago facilities are run down. I disagree. At worst, they are charmingly old-fashioned but still more than adequate. But does anybody really need to pay $50,000 per year for a pretty lecture hall with Chanel drapes and Versace seats?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed everything about this school and can't wait until classes start this fall!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2008

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?

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"UIC has, by far, one of the friendliest admissions staff I have dealt with." Report Response

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