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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"General: Why is SIU a good fit for you? Why are you interested in SIU and how will you do with the Problem-Based Learning system?" Report Response

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

"Tell me more about ___ experience." Report Response

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

"What is your experience with Springfield? When have you been here and what was it for? How often do you go?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me a joke. (This was the very first question asked by a medical student to ease into the interview.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback Reviewed AMCAS Career Center mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Problem-Based Learning Curriculum and group rooms Standardized Patients and practice clinic area Quick responses from all school representatives with questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't get to see any research labs or hear about any projects they are working on." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The admissions committee meets every first Tuesday of the month, so you should schedule your interview appropriately if you want to hear back quickly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were more of an open discussion than a set list of questions. You will have one with a medical student (open file) and one with a faculty member (closed file). Be prepared for some down time between interviews depending on your schedule; I had an hour to waste and it was raining outside." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/08/2009

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?

5 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would have liked to have seen more of the facilities during the tour; particularly other buildings" Report Response

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