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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

Open file

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

"Why UIC? " Report Response

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

"Why medicine? " Report Response

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

"Opinion on Obama's healthcare policies and comparing it with Japan (since I grew up there). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your best friend. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Opinion on Obama's healthcare policies and comparing it with Japan (since I grew up there). " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, re-reading all my essays, making sure I can talk about my research, volunteering experiences. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student tour guide was very enthusiastic about the school and seemed happy to be there. The admissions staff and interviewers were very friendly. It was my first interview so I was pretty nervous at first but they did a good job of keeping the interviewees relaxed. The gym looked sweet, and everything was close to the medical campus. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is huge and has too many students. Close to 200 in each class. The lecture hall was a little run down. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the afternoon interview began at 11:45 and not at 11:00 like they told me. I ended up waiting for an hour in the huge waiting room feeling nervous. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I was impressed with the school. No one really talked about the faculty so it was hard to tell how the quality of the teaching is, but the students all seemed satisfied. The interviewers have no intention to grill you, they simply want to get to know more about you (although my student interviewer was just firing away questions from a list so it was a little intense. But they were all standard questions.) " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Midway

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Send mail to preferred address on the AMCAS application instead of the permanent address." Report Response

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