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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

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?

7 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)?

"Interview 1: If you sent a patient to multiple specialists but they could not reach a consensus, what would you do? What is your opinion about government mandated HPV vaccinations for elementray school children? How would you demonstrate cultural competence as a physician? (Jokingly) If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be and why? Most questions came from a script." Report Response

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

"Interview 2: There has got to be more to you than what is here on your file (great first "question"). What skills did you learn from [insert clinical experience]? Most questions were very specific to my application." Report Response

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

"Interview 3: How would you apply what you learned from [insert clinical experience] to your practice as a physician? Do you know anything about the other campuses? Most questions were very specific to my application." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you apply what you learned from [insert clinical experience] to your practice as a physician?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied SDN feedback, application essays, and UIC website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"M4 electives can be taken at any accredited medical school. Catered lunch from Burrito Beach. Someone takes you to the interviews and shows you back to the waiting room." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"3rd interview began immediately after 2nd. No financial aid session. Final decision only given through snail mail." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just how much some interviewers pick through the application essays. I should have carefully read through my essays at least 2 to 3 more times." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The general info session presenter said that the accrediting agency suggested for UIC to update the curriculum at Chicago and better unify the curriculum among the campuses. There is a possibility of multicampus standardized tests to measure and compare performance among the campuses. Expect curriculum "transformation"." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2011

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

9 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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Send final decisions through email (and regular mail if accepted)" Report Response

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