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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?

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

"Why SIU? Why is PBL a good fit for you and vice versa?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your leadership experience." Report Response

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

"What field(s) of medicine most interest you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you transfer? (I transferred after my freshman year)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed AMCAS and secondary essays, reviewed general info about the program" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"PBL seems great; lots of hands-on learning starting in first year; everyone was very friendly; tour guide (M2) and other students seemed very happy there; cool student lounge" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities are somewhat old" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews were very low in stress, and it really just felt like I was having conversations with the two interviewers; one interview is open-file and the other is closed file" 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sleep Inn (super cheap)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/29/2009

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?

4 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?

10 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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