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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"How did you hear about SIU?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of the PBL curriculum?" Report Response

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

"Where exactly is (your home town)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Everything in you application aside, we interview hundreds of applicants for 72 slots. Give me something, a story, a piece of information, that I can remember you by when we go to the committee." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There has been a recent debate about a possible Texas policy to make HPV vaccines mandatory. What do you think of this policy?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read this website; panicked a bit; studied PBL curriculum;relaxed and did something to take my mind off of the interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people. Everyone is there for the right reason. Additionally, the curriculum seems very self-directed and non-competitive. I really enjoyed the experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I almost got hit by three different cars while visiting Springfield. The school itself was great. I've heard Carbondale can be somewhat dull. I'm not sure how I feel about the aggressive populace of Springfield." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had a better answer for how I heard about the school. I answered honestly (MSAR->State School->PBL=excited), but I could have sworn I saw a little disappointment with my answer. He seemed excited about all my other answers." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This seems like a great environment to attend medical school. The students seemed very happy. People would randomly smile at me (noticing that I was interviewing). A couple of MIII's approached me and talked to me about their classes. The school population is really warm and tight-knit." 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?

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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton Springfield

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/16/2011

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?

5 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The admissions office is absolutely wonderful. Everyone was warm and kind." Report Response

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