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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

Open file

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

"Interviewer 1 (MD) : Why Medicine. Why UIC. What do you think of Pres. Obama's healthcare plan. From here on it became a rather one-sided lecture on the benefits of the public option. (I felt like I blew the interview because of the lecture-like nature of the "interview" - it didn't help that this was my very first med school interview)." Report Response

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

"Interviewer 2 (M3) : Very chill. Why UIC. Why Medicine. Describe your journey. Than specifics about my response and my file. Also, what does it mean to be professional." Report Response

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

"Interviewer 3 (PhD): Also very relaxed. Why UIC. Specifics about my research experience (from my file). And, finally, what are some recent, major advancements in the science of medicine. Describe why they are important." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Interviewer 3 : Recent Advancements in medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Interviewer 1: What I think of the public option. A word of advice, don't flip-flop. If you pick a side stick with it. I think the best option is to understand both sides and discuss the pros/cons of each." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the last 2 years worth of questions from this site (this helped). Practiced interviewing with family." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The opportunities at this school. The clinical training. The diversity of the class. That the lectures can be streamed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The buildings/classrooms are a bit old. But, it's downtown chicago (I think that's to be expected)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How to better prepare for the lecture style "interview" of my first interviewer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the opportunities you get through this school are amazing. Most of the interviews are very relaxed. The interviewers really only have your essays (primary and secondary). If you do get the lecture style interview, it is really important to 1) relax 2) if possible discuss both sides (as best you can) 3) smile. Do not get flustered/angry." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2009

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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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