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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Individual Feedback 5 267 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 199
Negatively 27
No change 37

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.53 261

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.87 185

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.11 161

0 = low, 10 = high

Was this interview in-person or virtual?

No responses

Questions

How long was the interview?

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5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 11
25 minutes 20
30 minutes 144
35 minutes 27
40 minutes 26
45 minutes 13
50 minutes 7
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 16

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 224
At a regional location 34
At another location 3

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 161
In a group 96

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 75
Closed file 179

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.97 260

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

"What is the difference between empathy and compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some qualities of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine/What led you here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you want others to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you be an advocate for a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think would happen to the Affordable Care Act now? ( talked a lot about Obamacare)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something interesting about yourself that can't be found in your essays (all 3 asked me this)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"have you done any clinical research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why don't you want to be an engineer? (My dad's an engineer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why Illinois? Why Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should I save a spot for you at UIC? Are you going to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So I see you're a musician, what do you love about music?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same ethic questions that other people have mentioned" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts on defensive medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the low GPA? Tell me about your most significant research experience (very detailed here, talked for half the time about it). Why medicine and not just PhD (I have a lot of research)? Tell me more about your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know any Indian people? If you had a day off from school or work what would you do? Will you continue to do the extracurriculars or things you did in college at UIC? Will you continue to do research at UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if parents of a patient refused treatment for their child's club foot because the club foot was a blessing in their culture and treatment would bring shame to the family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does patient advocacy mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine & not grad school? (i have a lot of research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about health care reform?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? Why do you want to be a doctor? (Actually, all three asked me this.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the best and worst part of (one of my particular clinical experiences)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you like your patients to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think professionalism means?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a hardship of yours." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss a time when you were faced with an ethical dilemma." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC/Chicago? (I am OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one attribute that you find most important in a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are some issues in health care? What are your weaknesses? What would you do if a female patient only wanted a female physician, but you were an administrator at a clinic (I'm female) with no clinical privileges & the clinic was full of all male physicians? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Faculty: Tell me about yourself. Why UIC? Name some of your strengths and weakness. How would your best friend/parents describe you? What are the top 3 problems facing physicians? Ethical question about an uninsured patient who requests that you pretend he is his brother who has insurance who needs emergency procedure. What would you do if you couldn't be a physician? How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? (I'm OOS)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What interests you about medicine? Why UIC? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? where do you see yourself in 5/10/15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Tell me about x,y,z activity." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Had a medical student interview me. Very relaxed. What is your favorite movie and book?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. Hypothetical situation about abortion/parental notification. Hypothetical situation about giving a patient the wrong medication but there is no adverse effect - what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 5/10/15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has your view of the medical profession changed since you were a child?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What is the most important scientific innovation made in the last 10 years? If a patient was going to die in two months no matter the treatment given what would you do? Why UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interviewer 1: Why do you do research? What makes you want to volunteer? What do you think the biggest issue is in healthcare right now? What specialty do you want to pursue? As a doctor how would you help the uninsured population? (just you) What made you want to become a doctor? Tell me about some medical innovations that have been significant recently." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interview 1: (Basic questions) Why Medicine? Why UIC? Where would you travel and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with a stressful situation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? Do you know what Socialized Medicine is? Tell me about your volunteer experiences. Can you speak Gujurati?( this question, and other questions were asked about my secondary application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a typical day in your life 15 or 20 years from now." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself, your family and your life in general up to this point. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MD, faculty: Have you considered other professions? Tell me about your life. Are there other MDs in your family? Why medicine? Tell me about a time when your integrity was questioned." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths/weaknesses? How would your friends describe you? If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? What problems do you think physicians (as a group) encounter? What are the most important issues in this election for you personally?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you prepare for the rigors of med school/what do you do for stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were a medical student and you made a mistake no one would find out about, would you tell someone the next day?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your hero? Why do you want to be doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See two above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why UIC? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''Why UIC?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about socialized medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you solve the healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself (which progressed into health policy)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's wrong with healthcare, what are some issues facing healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you come to UIC if the Urban Health Program wasn't here? (I told my interviewer that it was a big draw for me.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some problems in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? Describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do I manage stress and frustrations" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Future problem in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Future of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you feel are some major issues regarding public health in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Three most recent advances in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"2 of the interviews were pretty pointless...no good questions...the 3rd was great...they two students asked the normal questions about stress and dealing with failure" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"this was a while ago... i don't really remember..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What area of practice do you want to enter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The U.S. healthcare and how do you plan to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why and MD/JD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''How and why would you persuade (a) an obese stranger with no scientific knowledge and (b) a fellow classmate in college to take a biochemistry class?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do when you aren't studying, thinking about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's wrong with our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is wrong with the US health care system? What can be done about it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above for examples" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a significant experience which led you toward the medical career. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is angina? How do you treat it? Can you tell me the physiology of how the medication works? (Don't worry, they probably asked me that because I work at a cardiology clinic)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe various health care systems in the world. What is wrong with American health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be in an MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Be sure to have some questions==you see three people and they all say : do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how well do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Of all the medical schools you've applied to, where does UIC rank?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about how you decided on medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why a doctor and not something else in the medical field (RN, public health, etc)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What motivated you to volunteer in so many different places?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss the 3 major healthcare systems (was kind of vague in his approach didn't know what he was looking for at first, but in case anyone cares, looking for US, England, and Canada)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine instead of another career that emphasizes contribution to society? (Asked by student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a Dr.?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why the university of illinois?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your free time? Hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your opinion of the state of healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your opinion of health care in the US? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you do research? Explain it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is one big problem facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a weakness you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of questions specific to what I'd written in my essays- the only thing they have to look at during the interview is your essays." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me what you do for fun." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your free time or to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and why you want to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is something about you that is not in your file that you'd like me to know?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why University of Illinois?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you passionate about? How has this affected your desire to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Considering that your parents are both doctors, what do they think about you doing rural health?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Med?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what qualities should a physician have? (they jumped rigtht into my application, didn't ask "Tell me about yourself" or anything)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did growing up on a farm shape your outlook on life and contribute to your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your research. (may want to bring a blank sheet of paper and a functioning pen--the guy asked me to draw out diagrams)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Besides patient care, what other responsibilities should doctors assume?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts on the U.S. healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation where your integrity was challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"would you really consider coming here? (i attend an ivy league school)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you read a newspaper? What artistic talents do you have? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you caught a student cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What academic obstacle have you overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In your essay, you talk about compassionate medicine. What does it mean to be a compassionate physician? How will you go about doing this?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Your (undergraduate) school is very prestigous in medicine, why do you want to come to UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? The interviewers only had the AMCAS personal statement. They did not have the MCAT scores either. So 2 of the 3 interviewers had some follow up questions on my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you go to your undergradute college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Do yo want to go to UIC" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"questions regarding my personal statement, which is all they had." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did your interest in birds come about? from personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"best and worse trait about you" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"where do you see yourself 10-15 years down the road?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medical school now? (I'm a nontraditional applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to go into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Problems in health care " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should UIC pick you. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a problem in medicine that you see?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here, why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you support to War in IRAQ? (Pick Yes or no) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us a bit about yourself. Then various questions about attending boarding school and majoring in the humanities in college." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you ever consider the field of informatics; it is a burgeoning field in medicine ( I have a background in computers)? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to finance your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We don't expect you to offer solutions, but what are some current issues in health care that concern you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how has my integrity been tested" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about a time where you thought you might not succeed, and how you dealt with that." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? What do you do for fun? How many books do you read a year? Would you treat an uninsured child in your clinic if you knew his family could not pay?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine and not social work or something similar?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be involved in the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With all the quality medical schools in Chicago, why would you choose UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"List 3 words that describe you and elaborate on one of them." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Personal strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why UIC" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will AIDS affect us and why should we do something about it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who or what have been the greatest influences on your decision to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities make a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What personal characteristics might hinder your success as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your college? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about something not in your personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of Questions about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do your relieve your stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you have that would make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of questions about the personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? (Be prepared for this one)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your pet peeves?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was your decision to pursue medicine a lightbulb moment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to this medical school (UIC)? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Getting a PhD requires a lot of time in the lab, do you think you can put in the time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What would you like me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What got you into the field" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some other goals you have in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why U of I" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? Why Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why a doctor and not a nurse" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Besides X and Y, do you have any more clinical experiences or shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Obamacare stuff" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. What research interests do you have? Why the dual degree? What does translational research mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do your parents do? Why UIC? What was your favorite class in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time your integrity has been tested?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Keep an example of how you have demonstrated to be a highly dependable/responsible person." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What skills can you bring to the university?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what makes you qualified to work in a multi-cultural environment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your best friend in medical school cheated on an exam, would you turn them in? And he asked tons of other ethics related questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Define professionalism as it applies to the medical field." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your plans for the future" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In light of the recent health care legislation, what would you do as a doctor to improve the health of the 400-500 (as opposed to improving the health of millions) patients that you treat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"List two strengths and 2 weaknesses, and tell me how you are going to improve your weaknesses to be a better doctor." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how would you reduce healthcare cost" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Define Professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to attend UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you given any thought to what type of medicine you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is healthcare a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What led you to medicine? What kind of research did you do? If you didn't get into medical school, what would you do next year? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Alum: 30 minutes of arguing and a few inappropriate questions/comments. What would you do if you don't get in this year? Do you agree with the public option? How would you fix the current healthcare problems? How many are uninsured and underinsured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you know you wanted to become a doctor and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What interests you academically outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress? How do you do in a team? What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite novel? What do you do to deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions about the curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When have you felt like you actually helped somebody?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions about UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if medical school doesn't work out?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you deal with the stresses of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. What are fears/excitement about coming to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interviewer 2: Why do you want to be a doctor? Tell me about... from your personal statement. How did you deal with that stress? What are some of your hobbies? Tell me about your research. What specialty are you interested in? What makes a doctor a professional? Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interview 2: Why Medicine? Why UIC? What have you done to prepare you for a medical career? Our medical school class is big, how would you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your ideas on how to save American healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself when you grow up? Tell me about playing guitar. Do you think that Quantum Mechanics and Biochemistry can be combined into a single study?(again, questions from my secondary)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why UIC? (i got drilled on this one) tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about socialized medicine? What is the biggest problem in health care right now? How would you fix health care? Why UIC? How many uninsured people are there in the US? How many underinsured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do if you are not accepted this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MD, retired faculty: What is your MCAT and GPA. What will you do if you don't get in? (Followed by 10 minute explanation of how I should retake the MCAT [BOGUS]). What is the biggest problem in healthcare? How would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you proudest of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relieve stress? How will you deal with the stresses of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. Based on the political candidates' campaigns, who do you think has the best health care plan and why? What makes doctors ''professionals'' versus a person that is really good at their job but not a ''professional''?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some area of health concern you can identify from your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you decide that you really wanted to go into medicine and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you learned from your activities in college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about some medical innovations (come with at least 3-4). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about the health care system and the uninsured population - would you treat uninsured patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''What do you do when you're stressed?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you describe yourself? How would your friends describe you? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would someone else describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe recent advances in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Oral contraceptive question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about yourself I don't know" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about playing rugby?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Were do you see the healthcare field going in 5 years and where do you want it to go?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name three innovations in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem affecting healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Extra-medical skill-sets." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? Why now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do to relax" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about some of the jobs you worked during undergraduate." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why you did research before applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why low grades?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''If you saw a classmate of yours cheating on a medical school exam, what, if anything, would you do?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You mentioned that you've encountered some strange things (drug addicts, suicidal teenagers) while spending time in the ER. Can you tell us a little about that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What interests do you have outside of academics and studying?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with anxiety?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"*a variety of questions regarding my extracurricular activities and what they meant to me*" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you address a patient who refused care and turned toward traditional healing practices?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What recent movies have you seen? Any suggestions for my husband and I?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You have a patient who is a chronic smoker and refuses to quit. How do you address this?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If someone came in that was underfed and had diabetes, and was not able to afford proper nutrition or medication, what is your duty as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"is our health care system broken? why? how fix?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you/ would you deal with stress and stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of physician do you want your patients to think of you as?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are yoou hobbies/like to do for fun or in spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your research about" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your free time to relax and deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Out of current medical advancements, what will make the most impact in few years down the road? (it was quite worded this way, something like this.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a few recent medical technological advancements you've heard about that the general public might be interested in knowing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time? (Asked by 2 interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you a strong candidate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"in 10 years what do you see yourself doing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun and to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you perform your job as a hemophiliac? Can you be counted on if you are injured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies/what do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your top three choices for medical school besides UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you bring to medicine? to UIC? Also, both faculty interviewers asked me where else I have applied." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a current healthcare problem and how would u solve it? If you were interested in doing stem cell research (I said i was) what exactly would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your first choice for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why choose our school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time when you took on a leadership or guidance-type role." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of doctor do you want to be? (this seemed intentionally open-ended...maybe to see if you'd interpret "kind" as a specialty or if you'd talk about being compassionate or whatever)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a long-time smoker, age 65, came to you and refused to quit smoking? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why not pursue just phd?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since you graduated (last year)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If not a career in medicine, what other professions have you thought about pursuing? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your best friend's 14-year old daughter comes into your office and asks for oral contraceptives, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a patient comes to you and has done something you disagree with (i.e. morally) how would you react to them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you feel are qualities of a good ____ (former career)? You feel that these are qualities of a good physician (he was very presumptious)? [my reply... ABSOLUTELY]" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You talk about going to a rural community, can you please elaborate on it? (I mentioned my experience with a rural community for a response to one of the questions on the application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"you have always been surrounded by your family; if you are placed on a track where you have to spend your first year at Urbana, how will you deal?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As a physician, what steps could you personally take at a local/hospital level to make medical care less financially burdensome for uninsured patients/low income patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what considerations did you take into account when deciding on a career in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Medicine is a long career...what are you going to do so you don't get burned-out?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What area in medicine are you interested in pursuing (if that is known now)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what questions do you have for me? (i ask a question, he answers) okay, next question? (i had to ask at least 6-7 questions during one interview!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which campus do you like the most?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you dislike about a visit to a doctor's office" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we take you instead of all the other applicants? What do you have to contribute to UIC that is different from all the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain or teach me how to do something that is unrelated to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you caught a student cheating, would you tell on them? (I said that I might not rat out the specific student, but would notify the professor that people are cheating and that the testing conditions should be changed)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do after a tough day?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time/ How do you relax/ What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your pet peeves?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem facing health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you balance school and Research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I want to be an OBGYN, so they asked me why I chose it and how I'd balance it with my family life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why uic & chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about *blah* experience from my essay" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"question about my research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When a patient leaves, what do u want them to remember about you or say about you as a doc to another person as a referrel." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are you doing to do with your degrees?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you be more inclined twoards being an academic clinician? (Based on my research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is the biggest healthcare issue facing us right now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to work with children " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun/to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my personal statement. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research (I do research at a lab)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have your experiences in working in the health field influenced your goals and aspirations? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give me financial incentives/reform to reduce the cost of malpractice insurance for Obstetrics " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply to UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some problems facing physicians today? This was followed up with what would you do to solve some of these problems?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you considering doing research during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to spend your last summer vacation before medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about the direction Medicine is headed? (yeah, vague as to aspects of research or malpractice insurance or providing health care to everyone, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with a patient who is non-compliant with his medication?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time when you felt your morals were challenged." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What clinical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of research were/are you doing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you could change one thing about yourself what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are my concerns with the healthcare field?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do to take away stress during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a woman comes in and asks you to sign a form saying her condition is not pre-existing so she can get insurance coverage? (fraud)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about something you've done unrelated to medicine that has helped someone else." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Personal statement questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other obstacles have you had in life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the current malpractice insurance problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite bar? (I go to U of I)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What non-medical/non-academic activities do you participate in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will you join any clubs/organizations while you are here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The M3 student asked, "Why would I want you as a classmate?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Has your integrity ever been challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Such long hours, grueling work, etc, etc. Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you attend 4 schools?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read any good books recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which of the campuses would you like to attend if given the chance? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem facing the medical field today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some characteristics of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you destress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun? Hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your model and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you don't get in, what will you do instead?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What area of medicine do you think you'd like to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you like our school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What sort of interests do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Others were mostly personalized, they only had my essays though and no other info" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your role in a group" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"At what point in your life did you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what will be your greatest challenge" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us a little bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your strengths and weaknesses (specifically a real weakness not a weakness construed as a strength)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What might I change about myself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research (MSTP)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when someone questioned your integrity." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. Tell me about X paper, Y paper. Why Chicago/UIC? What are you looking for in our MSTP?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with a patient who could not speak english? How would you deal with a patient who could not afford their medications? How do you want your patients to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's one thing you would change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Define professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why are you interested in geriatrics? (wrote about this in my ps)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a little about yourself. Name three positive qualities about you. What qualities would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you envision the hardest part of medical school for you will be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about the health care debate" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is my level of cross-cultural understanding?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"name a time when your integrity was challenged" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the new healthcare plan" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your working style." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an instance in which your integrity was questioned." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your role model? What would your friend say about you? What would you do if there were no need of doctors in the world? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student: Tell me about yourself. Why UIC aside from it being in Chicago since there are many other schools here? What do you do in your free time? Tell me about your research activities. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What volunteering experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is your mother doing? (personal statement question) What is your favorite subject? Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you possess that will make you stand out as a physician? What is a positive or negative aspect to health care right now? What do you think other physicians or patients will say about you as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Opinion on Obama's healthcare policies and comparing it with Japan (since I grew up there). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you define professionalism? Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is my stance on our current healthcare system? What am I going to do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe that state of US Healthcare? What is the number one problem of our health system? What would you do to fix it? What do your parents/siblings do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you see yourself working in a group or a team? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Were you happy with the outcome of the election? What are your worries about medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interviewer 3: What made you want to go into medicine? Do you have any siblings? What careers do they have? How do your parents feel about your decision to become a doctor? Are there any doctors in your family? Where are your parents from? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interview 3: What's wrong with healthcare? How would you fix healthcare? How many people are uninsured? Underinsured? Do you believe in universal healthcare/socialized medicine? Is healthcare a right or a privilege? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Outside of medicine, what are some of your interests? (They said this was to see how I would fit in at the school)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me one of your weaknesses. Who are you favorite professors at your undergraduate school (this interviewer knew the whole chemistry faculty at my school, wow..) Why UIC? What questions do you have for me? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC? What makes it different from the other schools in Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do to relieve stress? what do you do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of medicine do you think you would like to pursue? What type of clinical exposure have you had? What are you doing in your year off? Is health care a right or a privilege?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What difficulties will you face when you are finished with residency and practicing as a clinician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"PhD, faculty: What do you think of the role of women in healthcare? What do you want me to know about yourself? When I go back to the admissions committee, what is the most important thing that they shoud know about you? Are you for or against universal health care and what are the pros and cons associated with it? Where do you see yourself in 2013? Why did you decide to take a year off? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest weakness, both personally and on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What questions do you have for us?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you teach ethics? What would you do if you were at a hospital that had a policy of not distributing contraception at all? Why medicine? What would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you ever resent that your mother was in medical school when you were growing up and having parents on call quite a bit?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix the healthcare system in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The Jehovah's Witness question and other questions related to cultural competency" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself, starting from the beginning. (que long answer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What challenges do you anticipate in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''Is there any part of the medical curriculum with which you think you'll struggle?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What activities/ hobbies do you enjoy? Do you think you will be able to continue these in medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a day in your life, 15 years from now." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name one innovation in science/medicine and its effect on medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give us your best and worst experience with a doctor and why." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What obstacles do you think you'll face in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What motivated me to apply to school in general" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you feel will be the most challenging aspect of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Insights into what it takes to be a good physician." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the problem with our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the fact that people cannot pay for life-saving treatments?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will you go here if you get in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to be a doctor why UIC" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What led you to become intersted in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The universal healthcare!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How can you compete in the law curriculum with an undergrad background in engineering? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''Why do you think that there aren't many black male physicians and how does it make you feel?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you tell me about a time in your life when you failed at something (or at least FELT that you had)? What happened and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are qualities that you think a physician should possess?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relax when you are stressed out? What would you in medical school when you feel like you can't handle the stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you have two medications to treat the same health condition, how would you choose which one to prescribe?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the problem with our health care system? What needs to be done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you want your patients to see you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your hobbies and interests." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"where will you be in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about my undergraduate institution." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your concerns/worries as you enter medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you handle your stress while in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are some major ethical problems facing medicine right now? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a problem in the healthcare system? How would you change it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did I decide on my major in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do to help the uninsured? do you think we should go to socialized medicine? what are problems with each kind?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experience abroad and the diversity you encountered?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do to improve the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to UIC? Why, straight up, do you want to be a doctor? (med student asked latter, can you tell)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What specialty do you think you want to practice?(Asked by all 3 interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think UIC might be a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor now?Why the switch? (I am an engineer.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your plans if you do not get into med school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It takes compassion and empathy to be a physician. Can you give me examples of when you have demonstrated these characteristics?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about what life was like growing up in rural community." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe one event in your life that was like a turning point showing you that medicine is the profession you want to be in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had to choose a medical field to follow today, what would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a medical advancement in the last 10 years that will have a significant impact on your career as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about my background and things I learned while travelling" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Problems in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the main problem in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your traveling, research, and publishing." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you do not get into medical school this year, what will you do? (Say that you will be back next year with a stronger resume)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's a good book you've read recently and a good movie you've seen recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were questions basically pertaining to my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why did you have to take physics 2 for engineers three separate times? (oops!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When you're working in a group, what kind of worker are you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a personality characteristic of yours that is negative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think will be your biggest obstacle getting adjusted to medical school? How do you think your husband will react to the lack of time you will have with him when you go to medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is be biggest problem with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever considered studying anything other than medicine? When and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your role with ____ (organization)? All of the interview questions came directly from my ps and supplemental questions... make sure you know YOUR words inside out and that you are able to convey them in an interesting yet concise manner (remember you only have about 25 minutes!)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me about why I picked the university I attended for undergraduate studies, and also wanted me to elaborate on the physicians I have shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name one thing you wish you could change about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your hobbies? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you will handle the stress of medical school based on your prior experiences with stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"LOTS of questions about hobbies (prepare to answer question after question about your hobby--at least have 1 good thing to say about a hobby)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Medicine is time consuming...how are you going to handle your personal life (spouse, children) and professional life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me what you do in your spare time." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you deal with your mother's illness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how many uninsured are in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?...nothing unusual. but i did hear that a few kids got the "what would you do if you saw a student cheating" question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"isn't math an abstract entity and science concrete? why on earth would you like math AND science if they're two different things? (he wouldn't let me answer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A bunch of stuff specific to my application (study abroad, previous career, research)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are the most important issues facing medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some negative aspects to being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most questions were based on my personal statement. What was interesting was that second interviewer asked me only one question. Rest of the time he was answering my questions. I felt bad about it in the end because it was like me asking him questions rather than him asking me questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts on universal health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are current issues in Health care and how would you deal with them" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you familiar with a consortium to address the problem of the uninsured? (directed question due to my background)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"describe difficult leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what speciality would you like to pursue." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time/ or to relax/relieve stress." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How was your experience in Mexico? (Again, based on my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do in your free time" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where/what do you invision yourself practicing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you perceive will be the most difficult thing for you during you first year of medical school. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What speacialty have you considered? Why? Have there been any role-models in this specialty that influenced you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""I dont care about health policy/research or whatever people do on the Hill, I am a real doc on the front lines practicing on people" (Well it was not really a question as you can see)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe yourself in three words." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last good book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to balance your family life and work/education in the future." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do your parents feel about your decision to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you see in yourself that would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give an example of a time you felt you truly impacted someone's life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe one strength and one weakness in your personality. Tell us more about your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how being a nontraditional applicant will create challenges in med school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you think a physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could eat dinner with any 3 people, dead or alive, who would your choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your pet peeves?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a time when you significantly impacted someone else's life. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"where do you see yourself as a doctor in 10 years, what would you do if you didn't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have I read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some aspects of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which newspaper do you read regularly?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see as a major problem in the field of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want us to relay to the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What undergraduate class do you think will help you most in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you involved in any more extra-curricular activities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to quit your career as a software developer to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What extracurricular activity is the most significant which you've done." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You mention problems in health care and ethical dilemmas in your AMCAS, can you elaborate on some of those?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem in the medical field today and how would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who did I consider to be my hero?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your hardest and favorite college courses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I didn't get these questions but others did: "If money didn't matter, what school would you go to?" "Why do you want to go to UIC?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you be ok with the weather in Chicago? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Be ready for a panel interview if you are going to rockford to interview. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your experience in Bolivia." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why uic" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could not be a doctor, or anything in the sciences, what field would you pursue?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a time when your integrity was challenged." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name 3 qualities that you feel you possess that are necessary for a good doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of specialty do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you want to specialize? If so, what do you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"where do you see yourself as a doctor in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you angry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you prefer a career in research or would you rather be more of a practitioner? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions pertaining to my resarch" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you like your undergrad experience? Why did you choose that school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"An ethical scenario about how to respond to a physician being upset with you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What question do you want to be asked?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you dealt with a stressful situation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A lot of a physician's life has to do with mentorship. Teach me how to do something." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A lot of ethical questions, but they chose from a list" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite fairy tale? And why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what will you do if you get into medical school and you find yourself failing the first year" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What about the money?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just regular questions. Nothing was really special" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like about Chicago/what have you seen in the city (b/c I had visited previously)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you knew a colleague was abusing drugs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does translational research mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of car do you drive? Did you buy it? Was it new or used when you bought it? How does it drive/ How do you drive on the highway?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If medications A and B were available, with A being the most effective and expensive, what would you do if your patient couldnt afford medication A?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you want to go into medicine because of your parents? (parents are docs)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a person wanted a physician of a specific gender that was not available in that field at the time, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you want your patients to see in you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(I'm a double major) How do you feel your academic pursuits outside of science will help you academically in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with a difficult roomate" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think healthcare bill would be a success? (Note: My interview was just one day after health care bill was passed)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In light of the recent health care legislation, what would you do as a doctor to improve the health of the 400-500 (as opposed to improving the health of millions) patients that you treat?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your emotional intelligence? (do you have realistic expectations for yourself and others?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you saw a classmate make a nonessential mistake" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So why is HIV such a problem in Africa? (This was asked since we were talking about my NGO work in East Africa.) What do you think about healthcare? (About which he meant: healthcare reform.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if there were no need of doctors in the world? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interviewer 3 : Recent Advancements in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ethical question about uninsured paient" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite subject?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really unexpected/interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your best friend was here and you were not, what will he or she say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your best friend. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A lot of questions about my activities, hobbies and life experiences. Everything was conversational and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you attend a different campus? (UIC has multiple campuses for 2-4 yrs)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When have you felt like you actually helped somebody?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does professionalism mean?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most difficult problem you ever had to solve in school? Note: I am an engineering major, so this question is specific to one of my secondary responses. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a patient was going to die in two months no matter the treatment given what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As a doctor how would you help the uninsured population, singlehandedly?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Our medical school class is big, how would you handle that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself (they said I could say whatever I wanted, so I started with where and how I grew up and ended with hobbies and my college experience)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think that Quantum Mechanics and Biochemistry can be combined into a single study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were queen of the country and you could do anything you want, how would you improve the health care system without raising taxes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"where do you see yourself in 15 years ? give hour by hour details. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing. I felt like everything was pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you like your patient's to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when your integrity was challenged." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you like solving problems?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why are there still disparities in healthcare and what can be done to solve them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would a friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you describe professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are three recent break-throughs in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you teach ethics? (not me personally, just in general)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you having cancer and your father having cancer pique your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I didn't really get any interesting questions; they were mostly the standard ''why medicine'' type questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were a doctor and the 16 year old daughter of your family friend asked you for birth control pills, would you prescribe them to her?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a patient who was a Jehovah's Witness and the patriarch of the family told you (the physician) that he did not want his wife (the patient) to know that she was going to die if she didn't receive the treatment that their religion would not allow, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever had at time where your integrity was questioned and how did you respond? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could meet any historical figure, which one would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you watch any medical TV shows? Which ones?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the biggest problem in healthcare right now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix our health system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me something about you that I don't know." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As an uninsured individual going into medicine how has that affected your impression of the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a story about where you work." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It layman's terms tell me three major innovations in medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite cocktail drink?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your best friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see in the future for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see is the biggest problem affecting health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are three recent important advances in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you think the future of medicine is going?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many bottles of shampoo are consumed in US hotels every year? (thought process...not a number)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing special... Pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think the greatest scientific technology out there right now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you encountered a poor lecturer?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What type of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply late? What if you don't get in this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why an MD/JD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"1. ''What do you know about HMO's and PPO's.'' 2. ''As a doctor who is a Christian, how would you face a situation that challenged your values or beliefs, such as working in an abortion clinic.'' 3. ''How would you deal with a poverty-stricken patient who needed a critical lab test but didn't have insurance or the funds to do so?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How important do you think a school/the institution is in determining the ultimate success of its students?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you say something for me in Spanish? (I'm a Spanish major)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a woman who had no insurance and an adenoma came to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If i took a course in English before I moved here from India" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you change your mind and pursue medicine? (from teaching)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you didn't get that result in your research, how would you continue." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think a doctor can play a role in health education?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you show me right now how to take blood pressure? ( I'm a medical assistant)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A patient comes in asking for a prescription for a relative without insurance. What do you/how do you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most significant technological advancement from the past decade?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you specifically do to change health care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? What you do if you are not accepted? Tell me about a leadership experience. What kind of qualities should a pt. be looking for? What is a book you read recently? Why is communication really important in medicine? What would you like to specialize in? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what my criticisms of the medical field are" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about my current research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will you come here? What can I say to convince you to come here? Who are we competing with? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did someone tell you to take your MCAT again (I had a low score the first time!)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think America should do about our healthcare system. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What in the past decade has changed the face of medicine? (besides a technological development)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A specific question pertaining to my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why am I interested in life-long learning (came up out of general conversation with an interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A few well-prepared questions about my PS." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will you do to improve today's healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Straight up, no emotional bs that you'd put on an application, why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"[All of my questions listed are paraphrased] What do you think you ultimately want from a medical school? (Asked by the physician interviewer) And a personal one from the admissions counselor was the most poignant/emotional" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I moved to U.S when i was in H.S., so one of the questions i was asked was: How did you blend in with the crazy American H.S. kids? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the possibility of disease eradication via genetic manipulation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what type of health-care systems are found in the western world?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i was not asked any questions i hadn't heard before, it was routine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you tell someone who was just diagnosed with a disability, could you identify?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you plan to instill your ethical standards in your son, and how? (I have a four-month-old.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun and how are you going to incorporate this in your life as a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the advantages and disadvantages of starting medical school at this time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As a physician to a pregnant couple, would you or wouldn't you tell them that their unborn child has a developmental problem? If you would tell them, how would you break the news?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How much was entering medical school my idea? What are my real motivations for becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you most concerned about in starting medical school? (The M2 asked me this and when I told him, he reassured me that I need not worry about it.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a good friend asked if she could cheat off of you on an exam, what would you tell her? How would you deal with the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you handle the difficulties of US's privitized health insurance in general, and underinsurance in particular." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about a time when your integrity was challenged and what you did about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a long-time smoker, age 65, came to you and refused to quit smoking? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Describe a situation when you were unsuccessful as a leader."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you ever see yourself working with health policy in the government?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your favorite author/what do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you feel that you know 100% what is the life of a physician like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you going to do about the 45 million?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one strength that you feel you possess that will make you a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most influential book you've ever read? What is the most recent book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is the one person who has motivated you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your involvement in Amensty International" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you feel if the health care system was changed to something similiar to Canada vs. ours now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you don't get into medical school, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did growing up on a farm shape your outlook on life and contribute to your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what does a school's attitudes on diversity reflect on its character?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How are you going to deal with the emotional toll of dealing with sick patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you decide between allopathic and osteopathic schools (a question specific to my personal statement)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation where your integrity was challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"medical student interview was all ethics questions, so be prepared for those, like: if you're are physician and your friend's niece comes to you for birth control, what do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you think is the meaning of life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think healthcare is a right or a priveledge? I say right, interviewer says, "So you think we should amend the constitution to say that all Americans have the right to all healthcare? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you think of a situation in which you felt you truly helped somebody?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your pet peeve?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name one word that describes yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you will be satsified with the size of the indian community here? ( I interviewed at rockford and am of Indian descent). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you manage time for volunteering if you want to do serious research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you change about healthcare (everything was quite standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a friend who had a fourteen year old daughter and she came to you for birth control, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you have any role models that you have used to pattern yourself after? (based on my desire to do research)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are my feelings about the current health practices in the US. (they weren't looking for a solution, just what i thought)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you change the healthcare system to address the needs of the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As far as the questions were concerned, nothing was that difficult. I honestly do not remember them, but if you look at other postings you will get a rough idea. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"typical med school questions were asked, nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you balance your personal and professional lives as a physician? Do you think this will be a problem for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"well, they didn't read much of my essays... looking for some who interviews the afternoon of March 23... trying to find out the name of the panel interviewers........ HELP" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If the teen daughter of your friend came to you asking for stuff on sex, what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know what cretinism is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How was your experience in Mexico? (This was based on a very early activity that I wrote about in my personal statement); it was surprising because I had also mentioned many others things following that, which were more recent." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What draws you to Chicago for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All questions were repeats of what I had seen on this site. Every single one!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think the trend towards legislating morality affects the practice of medicine? (long question, this is a paraphrase) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you familiar with the theory of Evolution? If so, have you ever thought about what medicine is doing to the theory." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the "economic incentives" of going into medicine? (This was taken from my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think medicine is a right or a priviledge?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I think people choose certain specialties (radiology vs. derm vs. ER etc)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Use three words to describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you see yourself more on the cognitive side of medicine or the procedural side?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did you ever consider the field of informatics; it is a burgeoning field in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Considering the growing obesity problem in the U.S., what kind of programs would you implement to address this problem and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a patient's insurance did not cover a test you wanted to run?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could eat dinner with any 3 people, dead or alive, who would your choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the ideal day." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were working in the ER and had a patient that kept talking to you about their problems/venting for an excessive amount of time, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One of the doctors was French/Canadian so he asked me some questions in French which I thought was pretty cool. (since he read that I spoke french)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the biggest problem you see with adolescents? (not necessarily just a health related problem)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If there was a patient that needed a CAT scan but their insurance company wouldn't pay for it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How I would apply the philosophy of the book I was reading to medical school - have had a number of interviews and haven't had anything similar asked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were all pretty straight forward questions. Perhaps the most interesting question was what the last book I read was." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Imagine you are the President of the U.S.; how do you plan to pay for nationalized healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about something you've done unrelated to medicine that has helped someone else." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What undergraduate class do you think will help you most in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about an instance when you impacted someone other than a family member." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would someone who doesn't like you say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will AIDS affect us (US & world wide) and what should we do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, pretty basic stuff" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would be the most difficult thing about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What will be your biggest challenge in med school and how will you face it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With limited resources, how should we go about rationing healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many languages do you speak?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would I approach an overachieving med student who was abnoxious and hard to get along with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What personal characteristics might hinder your success as a physician" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you encourage medical students to practice in underserved areas in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you mad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing interesting at all really, just standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What types of things do you think you will be able to offer the medical community besides excellent patient care?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was a situation in which your integrity was challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you motivate yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some problems with the public health system today? How can they be solved?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever had a negative experience with one of your physicians, and how did that affect your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You've mentioned your pets, can you tell us about them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you solve the problem of medically underserved geographic locations? (The Rural Medicine program at Rockford is particularly prominent)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think we should pay for organ donations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"you said you see yourself with a family in 10 years... how do you plan to deal with the stresses of a family and being a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your typical afternoon." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A survey was conducted among current Physicians. What factor do you think contributed the most to their happiness with their careers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me three characteristics of a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would you improve about yourself to become a better physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your friends describe you? (I said outgoing) Why would they describe you as outgoing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you solve the problem of uninsured people?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None. All were pretty basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you plan to do with an MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the situation in Afghanistan, specifically that the US is dropping bombs while giving aid." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"During an MMI, the interviewer asked me if I was privileged. He then asked me if I was willing to give up my spot to someone less privileged than me." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, it was straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you be an advocate for a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does professionalism mean to you? ( I expected the question from past responses, but still stumbled a little)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"many ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to do research in medical school? Then he proceeded to lecture me about why I shouldn't do research and how i shouldn't do anything but focus on my classes...very weird antagonizing guy" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What might I change about myself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Specific questions about my research, how it is related to human health (MSTP)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A friend's daughter comes to you asking for a prescription for birth control. What would you do? (after I answered, the interviewer then asked follow-up questions based on my answer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you apply what you learned from [insert clinical experience] to your practice as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pick a disease that you could live with for one week (an incurable/chronic one; not flu or colds) and why? wHAT MADE YOU PICK THAT DISEASE? What are the symptoms? What are the drugs used for that disease? mechanism of action? How could I tell you had that disease (from looking at you)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time your integrity has been tested?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"" What is one way to lower the costs of healthcare? "- I was a bit confused as to whether she meant for patients or for the government as a whole..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you work for a hospital/practice that only allows 15 mins for office visits and you have a patient that requires additional time (~15 more mins), would you void the hospital's/practice's policy to address that person's needs or would you treat the illness as best you could and tell them to come back?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what makes you qualified to work in a multi-cultural environment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When was there a time your integrity was challenged? What are three things someone who doesn't like you would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a time when your integrity was challenged." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you avoid litigation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will healthcare bill effect the current practice of many physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does professionalism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"healthcare questions-reducing cost, physcian's salary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Define Professionalism" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss a time when you were faced with an ethical dilemma." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself- start anywhere and end anywhere." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a female patient only wanted a female physician, but you were an administrator at a clinic with no clinical privileges & the clinic was full of all male physicians? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you fix the current healthcare option? (surprisingly agreed with the interviewer despite the rough beginning I guess at least it ended on a good note)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about Obama's health care plan? Spent 15 minutes disagreeing with my interviewer about it. Just hold your ground and make intelligent arguments and that's all they want!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Opinion on Obama's healthcare policies and comparing it with Japan (since I grew up there). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your worst enemy say about you? (This question threw me off a bit but I ended up laughing with my interviewer.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"na" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Hypothetical situation about abortion/parental notification." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many people in the US are under-insured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"In your opinion, what are three essential qualities of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a patient was going to die in two months no matter the treatment given what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes a doctor a professional? What are some recent medical innovations?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too tricky" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think that Quantum Mechanics and Biochemistry can be combined into a single study?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was given a scenario of two men who needed a liver. One was a heavy drinker and the other an upstanding citizen. The heavy drinker was at the top of the transplant list. I was asked who should get the liver." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"compare the two political candidates. (this was not a hard question but the interviewer accused me of liking obama more and proceeded to tell me why mccain was better and how the electoral system wont count his vote because Illonois is a Democratic state.) How would you give everyone universal coverage without raising taxes? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really. The more aggressive interviewer caught me off guard right at the start, but I managed to comeback and defend my views, I think." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your biggest strength and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the role of women in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the hardest decision you have ever made? What are some current issues in medical ethics? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you describe professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Three questions asking in the following order: Why UIC? Why UIC if you got into another Chicago-area school? Why UIC if you got into Northwestern? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the difference between being a ''professional'' in the ''profession'' of medicine versus just a regular job that you are good at?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of the frustrations your mother experiences in her practice? (my mother is a rural FP)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you believe there is a problem with the healthcare system in this country and, if so, how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the best way to solve the healthcare issue?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What responsibility to doctors have to be culturally competent in their encounters with people outside of the hospital setting?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do to change the state of malpractice insurance in the state of Illinois? (wtf?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name three recent advancements in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''What else do you need to tell me to make this happen for you?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think a trait of bad doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were queen of the country, how would you fix the lack of insurance problem without raising taxes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you solve the problem of the millions of uninsured in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of pharmacists that refuse to refill oral contraceptive Rxs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A 14 year old girl has diabetes (and a bunch of other medical issues) How would you solve that kind of problem? (She was looking for a big picture answer, I thought she was talking about the specific situation)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really...although on the first question of ''how did you arrive at this point'' (ie, of deciding medicine)...i was very nervous...so i paused for 2-3 seconds before answering, hope they dont hold it against me. everything else was fine though" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A patient comes in who cant afford treatment or prescriptions, what do you do. They dont qualify for medicare/it doesnt cover enough ( I thought I was prepared for this question but interviewer kept prodding me by making the situation increasingly difficult.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you solve the controversy associated with the HPV vaccination" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you feel make a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"as a doctor, how would you deal with those aspects of a practice that require knowledge outside of medical knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are three recent important advances in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you prepared to deal with death and dying?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i guess see above, since we went into a lot of detail on the 3 answers i provided." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"ethical questions about the what you notice the attending do" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are three things your friends would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know social medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why did you have such low grades?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There weren't any difficult or crazy questions, but rather questions that just surprised me and I hadn't thought of before, such as, ''What are some of your pet peeves?'' Since this was my very first interview, I was still jittery." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Comment on proffessionalism and what it how professionalism in medicine is different than in other careers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Basic stuff." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Suppose your best friend's 14-year old daughter comes to you asking for contraceptives. How do you handle it? Do you tell your friend? (NOTE: one thing I didn't know was that the hypocratic oath doesn't apply to minors! keep that in mind if they hit you with this one)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Same as the most interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What about UIC interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you have unlimited resources, where would you start to address the problems with research funding and health care." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you motivate a patient to make changes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a specific time where you let someone down and another time when someone let you down. It can't be a family member for either cases. How did you go about it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too bad - most of the questions were either get to know you style, based on my application, or hypothetical." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain stem cells to me. Where else can you find stem cells other than the blastula?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does an MD/PhD have that a straight MD or PhD doesn't?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your best friend say s/he likes least about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"re: medicare spending on life-saving treatments for elder with other terminal illness and dimentia...very interesting question, but suprised me. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Inappropriate questions about my GPA, MCAT, other things, etc after we were told this was a closed-file interview where the school was trying to get to know us based on essays only. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most beautiful sounding instrument?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you had a child patient with parents that are Jehovah's Witnesses and the child needed a blood transfusion? (They wanted me to know the legalities of this...) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is a doctor a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did your parents do for a living? Because neither of my parents worked. When I told the interviewer that he gave me a funny look." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many people are uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about a time when your integrity was questioned/challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe how you can contribute to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the different types of healthcare system in the western world." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss the three major healthcare systems that exist in the world (looking for US, Britain, and Canada)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you consider your greatest strength and your greatest weakness? (Asked by the student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Apart from common yet essential qualities such as being compassionate, knowledgeable etc., what other intrinsic qualities do you think builds a strong physician? Do you possess any of those qualities? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"explain to us why you switched majors from History to microbiology." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how would you combat the healthcare problems facing the US?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"=o" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None -- they were really quite benign!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you go about improving the US Health System?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"General questions about universal healthcare vs. socialized medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are two novel scientific discoveries that would be interest to the general public?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go to U of I" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why this school, no matter what I said, they were very critical. I guess I can't BS that well. Will take a crash study." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about what I noticed from travelling in (country where my parents are from) over 4 years ago....what is the government like, who is the leader...etc" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some problems with medicine today? (After I talked about two, anything else?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is the source of the problem that 45 million people in the U.S. are currently uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see most interesting Q" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were made king of the U.S., with all the power of the president and Congress, how would you fix the problem of 45 million people uninsured .... without raising taxes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you did not get accepted to any medical school (i.e. what else would you consider as a career path...simply saying apply again next year was not sufficient)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What to do with the 45 million uninsured? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""How would your university be different if you had never attended it?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name a situation when you were in a group and things didn't work out as you planned and how did you handle it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What direction do you see the medical field headed- (using government,medicare,medicaid, health insurance topics)?- I forget how it was worded, but it was somewhat complicated." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your 14-year-old niece comes to you (assuming you are an OB/GYN or Pediatrician) and tells you that she needs oral contraceptives, how would you handle that situation? Would you tell her parents that she came to see you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What can you do, personally, to help the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your best friend's 14-year old daughter comes into your office and asks for oral contraceptives, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do when a class gets boring? They really drilled me on this question. I guess it's a question I set myself up for when I said in my personal statement that "I jokingly tell people I want to be a doctor because I never want to get bored with my career" but seriously, can't these people take a joke?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were no really "difficult" questions. Do you see yourself in more of a clinical or acamdemic research setting and why? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you would set up a rural practice and what would be important factors in your decision?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"it got as tough as the question above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As a physician, what steps could you personally take at a local/hospital level to make medical care less financially burdensome for uninsured patients/low income patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you handle a manic patient who refused every form of treatment prescribed under your care? (asking about the approach you would take)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing i couldn't answer" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation that questioned your integrity." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too difficult...very friendly, conversational interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how many uninsured are in this country today? it wasn't that hard, but i couldn't remember the figure.. i said around 40 million, my interviewer said it was 45 million so i was basically right." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a woman came in with a breast lump that needed immediate surgery, but her new insurance wouldn't cover the surgery because she claimed to have no pre-existing conditions. She asks you to sign a paper which states that this wasn't a pre-existing condition (even though it obviously had to have been) so that she can get coverage and have insurance cover the life saving surgery. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think should be done to provide health care to the 45 million people that are presently uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will being a Hindu influence your practice as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see healthcare in 5-10 years? (It was difficult because it was so vague that I basically just sputtered off a bunch of healthcare issues)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really. They just wanted to know me more." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools did you apply? (I didn't really want to say, but I did)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The name of my biochemistry professor? (I couldn't remeber)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the most challenging experience you have had up to this point. I wasn't asked this question but I heard that they asked the following: Would you turn in a fellow student that you saw cheating in a test? Hint: The answer is "yes". I may seem like your being a tattle-tail but you have to keep in mind that it is a "ethics" question. IE its testing your ability to make hard but ethical question. The basis for turning in a cheater would be that this person is obtaining their degree under false pretences and my be a hazard/danger to patients in the future (as they may not know the relevant material)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would I do if i saw a student cheating on a test. (I was just honest which if they were looking for the 'school' answer....they didn't get it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"One of the interviewers asked me whether or not I was familiar with the development of a consortium of top industry performers to deal with the problems of the uninsured. The question really wasn't difficult, I was just unfamiliar with the subject. Although my background is in Health Policy and Management I am not familiar with the consortium." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about a stressful leadership experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have been your best and worst experiences with medicine? (I listed a couple but it did not seem to satisfy the interviewers and they kept on pushing for more and more personal family information.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would you do if you were told that medical school would Never be an option for you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really all were the one that the other student mentioned" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If the teen daughter of your friend came to you asking for stuff on sex, what would you do" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what can you do about our present healthcare sitution?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you not go into academic medicine? (Based on a discussion that we were having)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a time you helped someone? Tell us about a time you helped someone and it negatively impacted them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"have you ever thought about how medicine relates to the darwinian concept of evolution." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If there were not politicians, how would health care change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself. (Seriously, I dont like open ended questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with a stubburn patient who just won't take their meds?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think there are many people in the US who do not seek medical care? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us about a time when you have had to adjust to something completely unexpected, and how did you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What will be the hardest thing for you to do in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you see being the most challenging thing you will face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do I feel about the War in IRAQ " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you picture yourself doing in 10 - 15 years." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you come back to wanting to be a physician (I'm a non-trad applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you plan to deal with family life and your demanding lifestyle." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If someone was cheating off your exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see the health care system going?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give an example of a time you felt you truly impacted someone's life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time that you made a sacrifice for someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how my integrity has been tested" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What stresses you out?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with a patient who is non-compliant with his medication?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were particularly difficult although many questions were unrelated so I found it difficult to switch gears quickly." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you don't get in, would you reapply next year? How many times would you reapply? Would you apply to a Foreign Medical School?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If a patient of yours needed a procedure but the insurance company refused to cover the cost, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really, they were all pretty straight forward. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Other than the philosophy question, the questions were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see most interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"List 3 words that describe you and elaborate on one of them." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none were really difficult" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What angers you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the current problems we are having with medical malpractice insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you handle the time committment of medicine and still do all the things you want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you mad/frustrated?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If there was a procedure that you could do on a patient, but for some reason (insurance, for example) you could not do it on the patient, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose medicine over a career in public health? (I had expressed some interest in the developing world)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why should UIC accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too bad... What difficulties do physicians face today and how would you deal with them" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you owned your own clinic and had 15 patients, but could only provide quality health care to 10 patients, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you sure that the high cost of education and high cost of malpractice insurance won't deter you from entering medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think will be the most difficult aspect of medical school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Probably the one above...but nothing really that I would consider difficult." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none really....why uic, why medicine..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"very obscure current events that were an attempt at conversation but were very akward" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What one thing would you change about yourself if you could?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some qualities a good physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you possess that would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My thoughts about euthanasia...." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a time when your integrity was challenged and how you dealt with the situation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were really difficult . . . I was asked an ethical question that was related to a situation I brought up in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the one above. but another one was-- name an instance where you were asked to do something wrong or illegal." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation in which your integrity was challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None were too diffcult. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were simple and fair." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you approach a subject in medical school that you hated, but had to learn?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a situation in which your integrity was challenged? How did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You say that you want to take care of people and help people. How would you feel about taking care of a patient who was a murderer? (i later learned that this was relevant because the university has a contract to care for the sick prisoners from Illinois Dept of Corrections.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You so passionately stated in your essay that you'd like to further MRI technology, do you think you can do it? (it was hard to answer, without sounding cocky)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had a child who needed treatment, but the parents wanted to take him to a shaman what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to current students and read online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn, talking to other students, website review" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interviews, practice, researched school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over application, practiced" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked up info on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and website for school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review of file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, Primary, Secondary, Feedback Questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed their website, my application materials, SDN, and research of my interviewers. Came prepared with questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and UIC's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reviewed my primary and secondary apps, reviewed my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied SDN feedback, application essays, and UIC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn feedback, mock interview with friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, mock interviews, went through school's website extensively" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read all of my submitted essays and practiced all of the questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"-LOTS of practice in mirror & mock interviews with fam & friends -wrote down answers (bullet points) to "typical questions" -reviewed my ps, amcas, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to students, review personal statement and secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading this SDN Interview Feedback page and practiced with my friends. And researching the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this forum, practiced with family and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my personal statement, secondary essays and recent UIC Interview feedbacks on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback on here, thought about hwo I would answer the questions, read information on the schools website. The interviewers only have access to your personal statement and essays from the secondary application, so I reread those." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read through my personal statements and essays, looked through the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, reviewed amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking to medical students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the website, my application materials, and practice questions from the web." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock Interview, reviewed personal statement and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, talking with a friend who had already interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, read about health care" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, interview feedback, read up on current US healthcare issues, learned about healthcare systems in other countries, " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, read up on health care debate issues, UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN! : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Cato Institute website (policy think tank), mock interview, self-reflection" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Amcas personal statement, secondaries, I researched recent medical innovations as well as current ethical issues in medicine but I was not asked about these" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read SDN feedback, reread AMCAS and UIC secondary applications, researched health care problems and issues in US, etc. Overall, I felt like I was over-prepared. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read several books on US health care policy, reviewed AMCAS/secondary applications, reviewed UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about UIC online" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Re-read AMCAS personal statement and UIC secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, read over my secondaries and personal statement, SDN Interview Feeback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my secondary application and AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview thread, researched politics, healthcare, ethics, innovations." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, Secondary App, Compared the political candidates healthcare plans (not that it matters anymore because Obama is the MAN!), Studied the US healthcare system, SDN questions (from these forums). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read on SDN, looked up the websites for the various campus locations, checked their residency match stats." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through SDN interview feed back, researched questions I was no clear of, read my secondary application, read over my whole primary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through previous questions on SDN, reviewed my secondary and AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND. AMCAS. online research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my personal statement, my old research notes, all supplemental essay materials, read two books on health care policy (LeBow and Bodenheimer), interview feedback on SDN (prepared a list of 60+ possible questions), and read many times over the website info." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS and secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at UICs webpage, previous interviews, AMCAS personal statement, 2ndary." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, self-reflection" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, amcas, secondaries, healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, interview feedback, re-read secondary essays and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my AMCAS, read about the school, did mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UIC web site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback on SDN, researched medical innovations and health care, familiarized myself with political stances on health care, reread personal statement and supplementary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, went back over my AMCAS and supplemental applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn interview feedback, school website, healthcare websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN was so incredibly helpful! I copy and pasted every question from people's posts from 2007 and went over all of them. Looked at NYT and CNN archives online for articles related to the health field, looked at the school's website very thoroughly, watched sicko and read up about the health care system in America and several other countries... took about 1-2 weeks to prepare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread AMCAS, SDN, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over secondary essays, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and Secondary. Did NOT review or rehearse interview questions; prefer real-time answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, read over my AMCAS and supplemental apps. " More from this Member | Report Response

"StudentDoctor, school website, read over application, other interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read newspapers and online resources, SDN, looked at recent medical journals" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Life" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Wik, Sicko(VERY useful btw!) read their '02-'04 student manual on their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, reread my AMCAS essay, wikied some healthcare topics and the PBS.org website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read up on US/Canada/UK healthcare systems (didn't need it though), read about current health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN (right on with most questions), read UIC's site, read medically related news" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, pbs.org has a great site comparing healthcare in US/UK/ Canada" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about ethical issues in medicine, look at sdn postings, talked to current medical schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, kept up on news in medicine, previous interview, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, secondary essays, AMCAS essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interview, perused the school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School website (which lacked detail), Health Policy sites (needed), Bioethics site (not needed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the posts on SDN, read my essays, and read about healthcare and insurance" More from this Member | Report Response

"read books, mock interview...other med school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN mostly. I've already had quite a few interviews, so I was ready for most questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over app, went over health care issues (i read that a lot of ppl here ask them but i didn't get any)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, secondary essays, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current events & health-related issues, browsed feedback from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"School's website, my essays, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, the past interview experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"researched the interviewers, read the newspaper, considered answers to potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Used studentdoctor.net :-), Used Wikipedia to look up various health care issues, Read over my AMCAS and supplementary essays, Thought of many questions to ask my interviewers (Remember you have 3 interviews that will each ask you if you have questions!), Slept well the night before, ate a hearty breakfast, etc.... " More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my essays. Although the interview was closed-file, the interviewers did have the essays (AMCAS and secondary that I wrote). I also read SDN and outlined some answers to typical med school interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

" sdn, read application...etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"went over AMCAS and secondary essays; read through SDN feedback (this was key)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; brushed up on current events, medical ethical issues, and healthcare systems; read over my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interview resources" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much, like to play it by ear. Just reviewed my AMCAS and supplemental essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"Review personal statement, application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review primary & secondary applications and referred to website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,read primary and secondary essays, read about health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, primary, secondary apps, and about UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN (obvi), read over my secondary, and looked over the school's website for things I would be interested in doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed applications, read SDN, looked over school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN baby, school website, Dress to Impress!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, Secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application essays and PS- the interviewers have access to these. Did some research on " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over SD posts, read secondaries and AMCAS, researched health issues online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up about insurance issues, read my 2nd app " More from this Member | Report Response

"did research on ethical issues; insurance and healthcare systems in US, UK, and Canada; current events; looked through PS and secondaries" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AAMCAS, Secondary essays, UIC catalogue" More from this Member | Report Response

"read student doctor.net and caught up on current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application, school website and brochure, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a practice interview with some faculty members at my school and then reviewed materials on SDN, secondary and primary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over AMCAS personal statement, 2nd essays, and read up on recent medical sociology, tech advancements and a little on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't really prepare formally. I just ran off the excitement of finally being at the interview for a chance to become what I know is right for myself. I didn't want my responses to seem rehearsed, and so they weren't. I just gave instinctual, "gut" answers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited a pre-med advisor Went through personal application and the history of the school thoroughly. That was sufficient, the interviews were pretty laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed secondaries." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, read school website, curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"obsess over SDN, my secondary application essay questions, AMCAS, talk to doctors about their views on the state of healthcare in the country" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my AMCAS and secondary apps, school website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at website and my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really prepare for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Secondary application, medical school website, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, website, read own file" More from this Member | Report Response

"read UIC website, my seconary, amcas, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about UIC (especially the Chicago campus), other interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my essays, researched current issues in healtcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Browsed UIC website (looked at all 4 campuses, memorized some recent stats/news about UIC, looked over my AMCAS/2ary, browsed SDN interview feedbacks" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, supplemental application, SDN, student website, websites about ethics and health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"By going to other med school interviews. (This was my last one.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other medical school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, reviewing many possible questions, school website, other medical school interviewing websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS application, secondary application, especially PS and essays, reviewed school's website and this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications, reviewed healthcare and bioethics books." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over school's bulletin espescially focusing on their mission and vision statements, in addition to curriculum and facilities available." More from this Member | Report Response

"By reading this website, the school website, and interview stuff at the AMCAS and Princeton Review websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC website(s), talking to people who have interviewed at UIC in the past, SDN and mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed all the information regarding the UIC RMED Program and made sure to look at SDN. However, since this program is so different from UIC's general curriculum, there is no set way to prepare for the interview. Made up random interview questions regarding rural health." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread apps, read paper" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, rehearsing answers to basic questions, like "why UIC, why you wanna be a doc" (but i didn't get asked either of those)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through UIC's website, look at previous SDN respondents and researched medical ethics and current issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"i read my secondary and my amcas statement...i also went home the night before and had dinner with my parents (ive discovered that TGI Fridays is my lucky place to eat before interviews --wont say what i eat, that stays a secret)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my applications, this website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, UIC website, bioethics and healthcare websites, practiced answering questions aloud, e-mailed questions to current UIC medical students (friends)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, course website (not immediately apparent, but if you search, there is a ton of information - school catalogue, LCME report, M1/M2 websites, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"read overapp. sdn. amcas. website. chill out.." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UIC catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought of why I'd want to go to UIC, looked at website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of I homepage" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the feedback. Thought about the obvious questions like: a) Why medicine? b) Why UIC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, they have a gigantic catalog online that I read through" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over school's website and catalogue and reviewed questions on sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school's site, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed secondary application, UIC website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN (thanks this was a big stress reliever!), reveiewed personal statement,read catalog " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talking with other students and counselors" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, school website & publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared answers to 10 common questions, read up about UIC on their website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at other interview feedback experiences, read over my essay since that is all they have access to." More from this Member | Report Response

"student doctor.net read my essays.. talk to old students" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed amcas essay, school brochures, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the questions on this website, talked to UIC med students that I knew, reread my personal statement, read through UIC Catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read my apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UIC Website, Read up on health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback, ate doughnuts for breakfast...mmmm....doughnuts....." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UIC web site and Studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, talked to others with previous interview experience, looked up some stuff about healthcare on the web, asked others about current health care issues (such as the unequal distribution of it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"read through my AMCAS, SDN, read UIC handbook and website, interview practice, talking to other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"read application over" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school catalog, reviewed this site, prepared bullet point outline for potential questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, skimmed the online catalog" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this site and the UIC website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my personal statement, read through UIC handbook and interview feedback on this webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the school's catalog, reread my personal statement and AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"*reviewed the online catalogue of UIC (all 200+pages)reviewed this website, read through the pre-med section at mommd.com (highly recommended advice for all, but especially female applicants, read up on managed care, stayed up to date on the news, mock interview, read through interview materials provided by pre-health advising office, wrote outline for main points I wanted to communicate during interview and answers to commonly asked questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read some of the catalogue (that thing is enormous). Reviewed my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"REad the UIC website, reread my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, ethics websites, talked to fellow interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Periodicals, UIC website, books, UW bioethics site." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the UIC website, looked over personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"student doctor network, mymedline, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website, read up on health care issues, and read about medical ethics scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the catalogue online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Website & AMCAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UIC's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC Website, Interview Feedback, Personal Statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school's website, brushed up on hot topics in medicine, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read personal statement, read interview feedback website, UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, AMCAS (interviwers only have your personal statement), practiced interviewing, read over school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"school web site & catalog, SDN, review personal info and potential questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website and AMCAS info." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the school's coursebook that i requested in advance in the mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read MSAR, website, sdn. Mock interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read up on health care issues, read ps, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read personal statement, SDN interview feedback, and looked at website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my secondary, READ YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT...that is all the interviewers have seen" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, looked over my applications and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Interview Feedback, spoke to UIC students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and read UIC website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback on this school is key. Look at the past questions they ask and prepare from those...you will be surprised how many they repeat!" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school, read my personal statement, visited SDN.." More from this Member | Report Response

"feedback and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, re-read application, read their brochure, practiced questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at the website, went over interview notes, relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read application; spoke to UIC alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, re-read my application, and RELAXED." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the UIC course catalogue, viewed SDN interview feedback, re-read personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"reread my essay" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed why I would want to go there and looked at their online information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on info. on UIC (what kinds of advantages its curriculum offers). Did a mock interview, went over questions, . . ." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, went over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read the student bulletin online--- knew the curriculum. knew what i liked about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"You name it, I did it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed personal statement, read up on the UIC web-site. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I searched the school's website. I read AAMC's Medical School Admission Requirements. I reviewed my personal essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewfeedback.com, mock interview with 2pre-med advisors, discussed potential questions w/freinds" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with friends, this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewfeedback.com, school's web-site and m1 handbook - availabel on-line." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my research, talked to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at their website" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty made every effort to make you feel comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty is absolutely amazing and so kind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their curriculum and the JUMP simulation center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of time to talk with students who were overall happy and encouraging" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly all of the staff and students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like how UIC Med is connected with everything in the medical district, feels awesome" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was very friendly and open. Students didn't seem very stressed out." More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness of the students and stuff- felt very much like a family- also they gave us a tour of many areas" More from this Member | Report Response

"the food we had at lunch was awesome, my fellow interviewers were really awesome. I didn't like the school at all really." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really happy with the facilities at the Chicago campus and with the educational opportunities. Unfortunately I didn't get the Chicago campus, which makes the school fall in my personal rankings." More from this Member | Report Response

"the city" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students and administrators were very sweet (I interviewed at Urbana)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical preparation, closeness of all the students, location, research opportunities, number of hospitals available for rotations, how organized the interview day was, and the general atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met." More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY laid back. It was the best first interview to have." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem really chill and not overly stressed. The staff was SUPER helpful and I love the traditional feel of the campus :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"strong sense of comradery amongst students at the peoria campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met was incredibly friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"i interviewed at rockford campus. pros: -tight-knit, friendly school -profs & administrators really care about students -m1 & m2 students spend less time in lecture, compared to other sites -students seemed happy about being in rockford, even the ones that originally wanted chi -get more hands-on clinical experience, work directly under attendings" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful, has an antique look to it. Also, the admissions staff is very friendly and walked all of us to our interviews. Lecture capture." More from this Member | Report Response

"The current medical students and the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is second to none. The IMD is FAB-U-LOUS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reasons to attend urbana campus, intimate learning community" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall the interview was very laid back. No tension at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by an M4 and two professors, one who was retired. All three expressed a great interest in the future of the school. The student said he would not have gone to any other school, not even University of Chicago, where his wife attended medical school. Everybody was happy to be there, and that really made a great impression on me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem to do very well on their exams, and go on to competitive residencies. Also get a ton of clinical experience sine there are so many hospitals associated with UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"the atmosphere of the interview and the attitudes taken to medical education" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly attitude of the staff and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location (Chicago is amazing), organization of interview day (very well-structured), student interviewers, description of dual degree and Urban Med programs by the admissions dean" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed really happy, but this was at Rockford, and I would prefer to be in Chicago. Great community." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Diversity of the student body, the research building, student center, friendliness of everyone affiliated with the school on my interview day, how laid back two of my interviewers were, the openness of the MS interviewer and tour guide about the school, early clinical experience and location of course!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committee is very nice and friendly. UIC was my first medical school interview, and they made me feel very comfortable during the interview so I wasn't worried that they would grill me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem somewhat happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty were super nice! You are always told where and when to go places and are even escorted there as well! : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY friendly staff and organized interview process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was geared towards knowing you as an individual, the interviewers were very nice and it made me comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"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. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I found almost everything about the school to be perfect for me. Anatomy lab, gym, clinical opportunities, academic atmosphere, friendliness of students, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Gym was nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab, the gym, the clinical skills facilities, the clinical opportunities available in Chicago " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students talked very highly about their clinical experiences and opportunities. Its about a 30 minute walk from the loop which is an incredible location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Board scores are the highest of any campus and above the national average" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's inviting and warm atmosphere, small town feel (Rockford), tightly-knit and helpful student body, new construction and renovation projects being undertaken to expand the school, decent cost of living in the area, early clinical exposure, suitable facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is on the top floor of the building and it has windows. The students seemed happy. The gym was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational and laid back interviews, they did not mention grades or MCAT at all, they just wanted to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has basically every degree program imaginable and every option for students to be involved with things they enjoy. Whether it's an MBA, JD, MPH, PhD or even a PhD in a non-science field, the school has EVERYTHING including non-profit clinics throughout the city. The Chicago location is AWESOME. The students are also pretty sweet. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students I met (my interview was in Peoria) really seemed to enjoy the campus. I like the fact that they're partnered with OSF because it's such a good-sized hospital for central Illinois. It seemed like the students got a fair amount of opportunity to participate in procedures during third and fourth year because there isn't an overabundance of residents." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions interviewers on the whole were very friendly and did a nice job of putting me at ease. I felt good that the interviewers were interested in holding a good conversation with me intstead of having me speak the whole time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The admin people were very nice and the professors seemed very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"all the classes are held in a central location. the anatomy lab was nice. the hospital is across the street." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the students (all MS4s) emphasized about how well they were being prepared for their residencies compared to other schools. Most students seemed happy with the school, but didn't get to really meet any other than the ones who were supposed to interview or be tour guides. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, diversity, location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school was very pretty and nostalgic of undergrad at UIUC. The medical campus is unlike any other due to the large amount of hospitals in that area. Clinicals start during your 1st year, as the medical campus is such a large and awesome resource to the students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students really seemed to like the school and were excited to become doctors" More from this Member | Report Response

"the early exposure to clinical medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students at the Peoria campus LOVE their school. The dean was very nice and everything was very laid back and conversational. The Peoria site has a clinical skills lab where they have patient simulators, which I believe can only be found in Peoria. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty really tried to sell the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid-back non-competitive student body, great location, research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very nice and genuinely interested in your point of view and you as a person. Also, there were plenty of opportunities to talk to current students - during the interview (one of the interviewers is a current student), during the tour, and during lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are very close-knit, faculty are very interested in the students and really go out of their way, class schedule reported by students was 8-12 daily." More from this Member | Report Response

"While the facilities were obviously old, it wasn't as bad as I expected. They also appear to be committed to ensuring the curriculum is up-to-date (I had previously thought that their traditional, lecture-based teaching methods hadn't been updated since the 80s). They place a lot of emphasis on clinical experience and skills (which I like), and they have relationships with a lot of hospitals. There are also plenty of research opportunities (both formal and informal) if you're looking to do research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sadly, not really anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty seemed very happy there. The students are supportive of each other. Looks like a very nurturing environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were real upbeat and real intelligent. I was really positively impressed by the school and everyone there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff are very friendly; the school has carved out a nice little area for itself in downtown Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the admission's staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of the school, how happy the students seem, the clinical mentorship program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical experiences, students really well prepared for clerkships and residencies." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school emphasizes early patient exposure with plenty of clinical education. Also, the cultural diversity is impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experience, non-competitive student body, faculty listens to student complaints about curriculum, diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I encountered and the faculty. I interviewed in Peoria so each class is only about 50 ppl. Seems like everyone knows everyone, and I loved that sense of community." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the student body and how important it is to the school. You have the opportunity to do rotations in a variety of area hospitals. Graduate student housing is literally down the street from the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm everyone showed. I am very excited about al the clinical experience that is emphasized early-on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strong commitment to urban medicine, exceedingly diverse student body and very proud to be so. Very student run, the school makes an effort to listen to what the students have to say. Lunch was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly nature of the school, its staff and students and that each person was honest about the positive and negatives of the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Emphasis on clinical exposure, very early in first year. Lots of opportunities for clerkships in a variety of locations in the Chicagoland area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very helpful, day was well coordinated, interviewers were refreshingly friendly and humorous." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interviewers seemed very open and amicable. The Medical District had a lot to offer professionally. Little Italy was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students at the Peoria campus were very happy and encouraging about coming to that campus. I was told that the student there are the happiest and do the best on their boards, compared to all of the other locations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are pretty good - the clinical exposure 3rd and 4th year sounds top-notch. The view from the anatomy lab was a nice change from the typical basement dungeon labs I've seen at other schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"chicago's a great place, very very many hospitals around to rotate in" More from this Member | Report Response

"clinical experience starting from M1" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Interviewed at Peoria, afternoon session) The enthusiasm of the student host & faculty. Volunteer faculty - meaning faculty are there because they want to teach. The support network for students also seems excellent. Interviewers were very nice and the interview session was itself was very low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small student/faculty ratio, staff seems easily accessible and invovled." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical loop, the lunch, the interviews were very organized" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff's dedication to the students, these people really love their students, and have personal relationships with them " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students seem very chill and laid back and there is definitely an air of camaraderie instead of competition. Chicago is definitely THE place to study medicine and is rich in culture and diversity. Lunch was delicious, I didn't think they'd give us pizza :-)! The facilities are just fine to me, even though some people think they are a little ''dated''." More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave us a lot of information and the stdent guides stayed with us as we waited for our interviews to answer questions and describe their experiences. The interviewers tried to make me comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty interviewers/staff really sold the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location. Chi-Town is a vibrant city and UIC:Chicago puts you squarely in the thick of it." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the interviewers were incredibly laid back and very friendly. One of them decided that he didn't feel like asking questions, instead he wanted me to ask him questions. Another interviewer ended up talking about herself half the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty seemed very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, they were down to earth and nice in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm, diversity of the research and investigators; plus they are expanding-recruiting new researchers, getting new grants/funding and seem to be quite collaborative with local medical schools. The students were down to earth, welcoming, and diverse (with a wide array of interests and talents)." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was in the Rockford campus. 1. Very friendly students. 2. One-on-one attention from faculty. 3. Direct patient contact early in educational curriculum. 4. 8am-12pm class schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"The culture of the city was unbeatable. The staff were amazingly friendly. The diversity of the students!! The early exposure to patient care in a very diverse patient population. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The location - Chicago and the Illinois Medical District. The number of opportunities for service, clinical rotations, diversity, and student activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who I talked to (around 4-5) genuinely seemed to enjoy the school, atmosphere, and people, and said that they worked hard but also had plenty of time to do things that they loved. There are also a lot of opportunities for M1's to get clinical experience from the get-go." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were very nice, and the location of the medical school was optimal. It was in a good area and right off the El, so transportation would be very easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"location in the ill. med district" More from this Member | Report Response

"one of my interviewers was very hard, but i liked the challenge. another interviewer was living out the medical career path I hope to have. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students at UIC are laid-back and friendly. The old buildings have some charm. Seems like an adequate place to pursue your MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude that students interviewing early in the cycle are likely to be admitted." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a ton of community outreach programs that UIC partcipates in. UIC also really listens to the students so when there's an issue (like having too much lecture time all at once, having anatomy too early in the year, etc), the school takes action to make the curriculum better. The schedule was just recently changed to make the first year easier to adjust to. The professors are also supposedly very accessible in case you have questions about lecture material. The Dean of Admissios was also pleasantly nice! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid-back/community feel of the school. The students really seem to support each other. The anatomy lab is NOT in the basement! (There are windows in there!) " More from this Member | Report Response

"the people seemed very enthusiastic about the school, everyone was relaxed and nice, and the admissions staff was also very supportive in terms of calming people down" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was really welcoming and supportive of their students. All of the students that I talked to seem to love UIC. The students were also very close with one another. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the student rec, which you share with undergrads but is still nice. Brand new, and thats all the tour guide focused on. Its nice, but people are not going to go there for the rec center..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so enthusiastic about the school, and the interviewers tried to make you feel at ease (for the most part). Great clinical opportunities, you can't beat the location, and everyone answered questions honestly - both the good and the bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school. UIC seems like it is up and coming among medical schools in the US. If NU and UChicago weren't in such proximity, I'd venture to say UIC would be ranked a lot higher. The hospital seems like it is great - I'm sure one would see a lot of diverse pathology here. The students were cool. There are sooo many opportunities for leadership, research, clinical experience, etc. The research program is extremely strong at UIC - it seems like more and more money is being poured into UIC's research developlemt. The new research building is awesome as is the new Outpatient Center." More from this Member | Report Response

"Because I heard so many complaints about the facility, I made sure not to have any big expectations upon my arrival, but it was not as bad as I had imagined. Lecture halls were not much different from ones I was used to and actually felt more or less like home. Student lounges were somewhat of a nice surprise and extraordinary, and I really love the atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were very friendly and my student interview and school showed the type of people I could expect to go to class with. They seem very helpful and like all, the new gym was pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The kindness of all administration involved first and foremost. The new research building was nice. The lecture hall was much better than the ones I'm used to. The school's eagerness to provide opportunities to students' individual needs(something I thought might not exist at a state school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students of the college with whom we interacted - they were extremely nice. Also the quality of students interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"the old school feel of the campus, red brick buildings, etc... plus the school is basically in downtown chicago, lots of diversity when doing clinical rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and welcoming everyone was? they tried to keep the process as stress-free as possible. This was at Chicago so I am unaware of all the regional campus interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very friendly, saw diversity in the racial mix of my fellow interviewees" More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitude of students and facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school really seems to be one that takes to heart the adage that they're not only interviewing us, but we're interviewing them. They did their best to make the day flow easily and with very minimal stress, from escorting you to interviews if need be, to giving an overview of all the things you would normally be expected to know on your own (coursework, campuses, etc.). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the staff/faculty members" More from this Member | Report Response

"The gym is sweet. Diverse students and the focus on independent learning. Also, clinical exposure to med students seems great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The programs the school offers, the surrounding city and the faculty and students. The students seemed like they work together. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition" More from this Member | Report Response

"Site itself is beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"the school was a lot nicer than I thought. i heard it was run down, but I was impressed, i thought certain buildings were quite beautiful. nice new gym. laid back interviews for the most part. pizza for lunch, diversity of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of faculty and students. We were told that we were all being strongly considered and our invitation for interview was a good sign because they don't like to waste our time. Facilities were nicer than expected, and location is fantastic! Great new gym too." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back all the students were, the emphasis on research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was upbeat and interested in helping me gain admittance to UIC." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school and the fact that the current students seemed happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at the Rockford campus and was impressed with the more personal feel as opposed to the Chicago campus, the students all said they were happy with their choice of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I toured at the Chicago campus, and was impressed by the fact that the students took the initiative to change the curriculum regarding the testing schedule. Also, I was amazed by how friendly everybody was, from the admissions staff to the interviewers to random students. The medical students seemed down to earth and satisfied with the medical education they were receiving. This place is modest when it comes to boasting about their curriculum and facilities on their website, but when you tour, you will find that they, too, have a new and amazing fitness center. The anatomy lab is on the top floor, and is well-lit. The grading is honors, pass, fail, and everybody can pass if they do the work. In addition, they have an excellent standardized pt. program that is videotaped, so you learn clinical skills early on. of Also, I love the fact that UIC is situated in the heart of Chicago proper, and you will having amazing clinical experiences during the 3rd and 4th years. Finally, to quote one of my interviewers, this place is a "smorgasbord" in regards to the opportunities that abound, from earning dual degrees like MD/MPH, MD/MBA, and MD/PhD to finding research opportunities after M1. They also have a UMed program, which offers courses specifically for the health concerns in an urban population." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was able to select faculty members with which to interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"How interested the woman was during my first interview and how well she got to know me and how she was able to realate her life to my expereinces. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very happy with their location (interview was in Peoria). They said that their Step 1 and Step 2 scores are higher than any of the other U of I locations. Also, they said they get alot of 1-1 time with their faculty and staff, and physicians during rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everybody was and how small the class size is (only 45 students!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The large number of various hospitals in the vicinity." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy the students were with the faculty. Evidently the dean had stayed extra hours one night so that students could study for am exam a little longer in the facility's library." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no residents at the Rockford campus, so when you're doing rotations you work directly with attendings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Regional Dean and the Assistant Dean were incredibly friendly. They actually sat down with us in a boardroom-type setting. Students commented several times about how receptive the faculty and staff are to changes. They seem to really listen to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very welcoming people. I knew the recruiter. Generally everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much everyone loved the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was in Rockford, so i liked the fact that the class is only 40 students, and that there are no residents filtering med students from attendings. Rockford is really cheap." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were all very interesting and personable--and the lunch was delicious too. Seriously, though, I also really liked the fact that the cadaver lab is on the top floor of the med school building. It has large windows and lots of natural sunlight--much nicer than every other one I've seen that are tucked away in a dark corner of the basement." More from this Member | Report Response

"i really like how the school places the med students with a preceptor and has early exposure to the clinical setting. the people seem friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the staff is super friendly and willing to take care of you while in med school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely the diversity of the school, both the students and the patient populations that the students are exposed to during rotations. The way that UIC respects minority and underserved populations convinced me to want to go here (because these goals align with mine)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were real. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the diversity of students -- the interview i had before UIC was in Wisconsin.. where there was not much diversity at all. big campus. relatively close to downtown chicago. affordable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean met with the group at the beginning of the day and we had a good q & a" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was cheap, one adcom person was really nice. the day went smoothly" More from this Member | Report Response

"The price, my interviewers were great, the students we met seemed nice and normal, clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low cost, very diverse, more exams during M1 than M2, patient exposure during first and second years" More from this Member | Report Response

"students seemed happy to be there, community outreach programs, free housing available (Peoria campus)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great network of hospitals. 3rd and 4th years are able to see a diverse demographic of patients by working hospitals that range from large indegin hospitals such as Cook County to small private hospitals to University hospitals. The anatomy lab is on the top floor with a view of the Chicago skyline. Brand new research facility. Chicago is a great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rockford is small, but the air is CLEAN (i'm from LA, so I appreciate the clean air)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very sincere and nice to talk to. The Peoria campus is very small so that students can really get a lot of attention and also apparently has the highest board scores and best residency matches compared to other campuses. The hospitals in the area seem top notch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lot of things. They have new research facility going up. You can do your rotations at any other medical schools in Chicago area or elsewhere (I think it is true of most medical schools though). They seem to have cutting edge research facilities. I didn't understand why they are not ranked in top 50 research schools though. They told me that they were going into privately funded research now since the state funding has been decreasing constantly. I liked the attitude of the interviewer. I know medicine is a buyer's market (that is medical schools have the upperhand), but they made me feel that they were trying to sell the school to me rather than me trying to sell myself to them. They had lot of good volunteer opportunities in many minority communities around Chicago. They didn't seem to have an organized program for international medical experience. But then I have seen very few schools that do have organized program for international medical experience. Students have to take the initiative for such experiences at most schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The applicants really wanted to go to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical students are very happy and very excited about the school. They were willing to answer any questions and were very honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were friendly and incredibly easy to talk to. They genuinely appeared interested in me as a person. I liked the campus but I am biased because I'm from Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really liked the interviewer, REALLY liked the student tour guide, impressed with research oppurtunities open to students and support programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"other interviewees, the student giving the tour and the conversation at lunch, as well as the lunch itself, it wasn't a bag lunch. Also how friendly the people were interviewing me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers appeared to be interested in my comments and often nodded in agreement when I addressed a particular question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location is in the center of Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"students and curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoyed being interviewed by 2 MDs and a 4th year. Had an opportunity to ask a few questions to them, which was refreshing. Friendly staff and students in Rockford. Good diversity and great clinical facilities in Chicago. Also very convenient to the subway stop in Chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the lay back atmosphere of the entire day. should not be stressed about the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really.... look like every school i saw. maybe the cadaver" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice resident halls and student center. close to L train station" More from this Member | Report Response

"kindness of people, wealth of research resources, the small med school class sizes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every student I met was in love with the school, the faculty members were very personable; gross anatomy lab is on the top floor of the building- the tour guide said that it was very well ventilated and had windows all around so it's not as dingy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student tour and having lunch with the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"tour, students had lunch with us and were so nice, met a professor who was very approachable " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students loved all the hands-on dissections (half of them are interested in surgery as a specialty) and enjoyed the rigorous schedule. That is not something that I particularly want but I was impressed with the hardworking students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I left UIC knowing it was my top choice. The admissions staff was the nicest I have every come across. There are tremendous research opportunities including a scholars program. The rotations and early clinical exposure are amazing. Chicago is wonderful. The facilities were better than expected (there are even reclining chairs in the M1 lecture room)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers, nice looking anatomy lab, good lunch " More from this Member | Report Response

"The different research opportunities available and the amount of diversity in chicago. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really nice, the people were welcoming and laid-back, the whole process was pretty efficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"UIC Rockford is very small and therefore students get a lot of personal attention and help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything BUT the interview. Although I interviewed at ROCKFORD and the campus was isolated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were great. They answered any questions and were very accomadating." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview was just their way of getting to know me and that they seemed genuinely interested in what I had done before applying to med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The resources the school and affiliated hospitals possess." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers as well as all the other candidates were really friendly. No one was out to get me, and the people who were interviewed before me were forthcoming with information." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student's board scores ranked second in IL behind Northwestern. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the wide range of research and work-abroad opportunities available to students! I was impressed by the fact that just about every student I talked to seemed happy about his/her experience at UIC!" More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYONE was very nice- (the Dean was on holiday break but I already met him and I know he is extremely personable and warm) the admissions counselors and student tour guides were very welcoming and informative. I was impressed that the students had such vibrant personalities and that the interview was purposely low-stress and just an opportunity to get to know you better." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers were really interested in my motivations for medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty at the Peoria campus were great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were friendly, they had an information presentation about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reputation of the school, teaching hospitals, facilities (they have EVERYTHING), admissions staff was friendly and efficient." More from this Member | Report Response

"3 of my 4 interviewers were former engineers and I'm an engineering grad so I felt we really connected. The interview was my most painless. I also felt like the school was really solid on fundamentals, but also down to earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"good support system for Latino students at least" More from this Member | Report Response

"the medical students were very enthusiastic when they spoke with us and told us the real deal with the school " More from this Member | Report Response

"the resources available to the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students had a lot of good stuff to say about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back and quick. All the questions were straight forward and pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"low cost, great affiliated hospitals, windows in the anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed laid-back, approachable and well educated. Cost. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Current students there who interacted with us were down to earth, intelligent, funny, and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were really nice. It seemed like they wanted me to feel comfortable during the interview. There was also a lot of time for the prospective students to talk with current students, who were very eager to help answer any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Quality of teaching. Location within major medical district. Broad clinical opportunties. High degree of support for away rotations (4th year only requirement is the internal med Sub-I)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed happy, positive atmosphere, good match lists and you gotta love Chicago." More from this Member | Report Response

"I found out about the many minority programs at UIC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical rotations available. Student tour guides were very friendly & helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a solid school for a good price." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were decent, students seemed relatively happy, Cook County hospital is literally next door, Chicago is a fabulous town. The interviewers gave me some good insights after I answered my questions, i.e. they told me what they thought about the questions they asked me after I answered for myself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly students. Good campus shuttle service. Strength of UIC in a number of subspecialties. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are really friendly. The program seems difficult, but M4s say they are well-prepared for residency. Also, the longitudinal primary care program is really cool. You also have the flexibility of choosing the primary doctor you would like to work with. Chicago is a great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Rockford campus, small community based, not as competitive as Chicago campus, early clinical exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"COST!!!! Peoria students can have FREE housing at apartments within walking distance of the school. Peoria is not as bad as I thought. Students appear happy and everyone knows each other very well. Students are well prepared for Step 1 and 2." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price of the school is good if you are in state compared to most medical schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of research opportunities for med students. UIC is building a new research building to be used in 2004. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the clinical exposure that students get here. It seems like the M3's and M4's get a lot of patient responsibility. The patient population is also very diverse and largely underserved." More from this Member | Report Response

"MD/MPH program at the rockford campus. Also, the Rockford campus is one of only 11 US medschools affiliated with the World Health Organization! wow." More from this Member | Report Response

"The longitudinal medicine program starting from your M2 years continuing all the way till graduation. The friendly students, faculty, and staff! The small college atmosphere and cooperative atmosphere at Rockford." More from this Member | Report Response

"early clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"the early exposure to clinical experiences, the small-group learning, self-directed learning" More from this Member | Report Response

"students were pretty excited about their school. everyone we saw was really friendly. the anatomy labs were pretty nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"location; current students' positive attitude; " More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy labs are NOT in the basement, like every other school. There's actually ventilation here. And, we actually got to see a cadaver." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers said some of the students from this location had placed in top residencies (ex - out east, California)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid-back the campus seemed (it is Rockford, after all, and not Chicago)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty and students seemed nice, the cost compared to other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The information provided during the tour by the M4's, they were very positive about the school and were up front about the amount of work involved but also talked a lot about all the clinical opportunities available. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the medical school students I talked to during the lunch and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students we interacted with really did seem to like the clinical training. they were m4s so they kept saying how they were given so much responsibility. some of their students also said how 'other' med schools in the chicago area don't accept public aid patients so they don't get to see patients. Also, with the patient population the patients actually want you to work on them-- wheareas in other private hospitals... patients sometimes won't let med students touch em." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students and seeing a cadaver(sp?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kind students. Decent facilities. Urban location. Extremely diverse student body. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great complimentary lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a bad school, despite all the red-tape and virtually no attention given to students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students. The residencies that graduates got into. Sensed a very cooperative environment. The clinical experience seemed second to none with a university hospital, a VA, a county hospital, and ~10 community hospitals each serving very different patient populations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Flexibility of program structure. You can do PhD work first or MD work first. Friendliness of the director and staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Chicago campus was in a pretty clean area." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Negative experience with one of the MMI interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't have someone handing out name tags" More from this Member | Report Response

"The med school is only one building in Rockford" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't have a vegan option for lunch even though I requested it twice through email (upon them asking), so I didn't get to eat anything all day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had to walk around outside in 40 degree weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Buildings seemed a little outdated" More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere, the actual med students were pretty great (Super friendly and nice). However, the other interviewees were a bit off (I did not like how they showed everyone's alma matter) and the people managing the actual interview day don't really know how to make the whole thing feel relaxed (Uncomfortable seating, feels like they are always watching you etc...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was led by two first-year students who had only been on campus for 5 weeks... They didn't really seem to know where they were going or what to show us. One was very enthusiastic though." More from this Member | Report Response

"No tour of any of the hospitals. The admission committee still gives you admission via snail mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really- i was very stressed with the first interviewer (student) but the other 2 made up for it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything...I couldn't find the room where we were supposed to meet, I had to ask the woman cleaning the bathroom (she was super nice), no one showed up to talk to us until 15 mins after we were told the day would start, the interviewers were late getting there, my first interviewer pretty much attacked me the whole time and was very negative (im not sure if he was acting or something like that but I did not appreciate that treatment), the facilities were old and run down, student lounge was in the basement, deans talk was uninspiring to say the least, seems like they were almost forced into designing a more up to date curriculum. Yuck." More from this Member | Report Response

"My admissions committee interview was really intimidating and stressful, which I thought was unnecessary and made me think twice about if I really want to attend that school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lunch options" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't really know much about the curriculum changes from what I could tell. They also didn't really talk much about any student organizations or give a tour of the facilities. Wish we could have learned more about the curriculum or other resources that the school has to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Older facilities. However, I was told renovations should be complete by 2016 and I doubt it will affect the quality of the education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone says the buildings are old. I actually like the old look to the outside of buildings. I don't mind the old looks on the inside of the buildings. But I don't like how the heating system is old too, so I was walking through some parts that felt like a sauna and some that felt like a cool box. But this is not a big deal, and all the research buildings are nice and shiny." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"An interviewer answered a phone call and burned ou tthe remiangin time; The facilities are mad old, outdated and the school needs revamping. Also the tour they took us on did not show us the facilities or labs or lectures." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were so excited about UIC that I felt like they had more time to talk than I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"There does not seem to be a good support program for USMLE preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

"-rockford sucks" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean was late to his portion of the presentation so they had to flip the tour with his section of the day. The problem is that because they made the change so late, our tour was significantly shortened which irritated me as our medical tour guides gave really great advice throughout." More from this Member | Report Response

"They kept talking about the facilities being older. Personally, I didn't notice this (to me older building does not = old facilities), but the fact that they kept mentioning it made me feel uneasy..." More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interviewer didnt show up and my tour guide who was also another interviewer had to interview me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Like at other interviews, I was afraid that my interviewers would forget important detials before they got to wirte their evaluations because they interviewed one or two other applicants within 5-10 minutes of me, and I noticed that one interviewer did not even write anything down before he took the next applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"The UIC buildings were kind of run down. Not a huge deal - but it was freezing outside and some rooms were warm, and other were blazing hot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean's welcome message." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town itself. It's very rural and kind of in the middle of nowhere. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really, I knew what the facilities were like beforehand and don't think that's an adequate reason to base a decision on the school. Sure it's great to have new facilities, but UIC actually reminded me of parts of my HS and undergrad institution. Older buildings don't bother me as long as the school offers modern accommodations such as lectures online. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at Rockford; the student tour guide did not seem to know much about the school or other campuses, and so the tour ended up being really short." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was unresponsive to my requests to change my interview date. My interviewers did not seems to have any interest in talking with me, and either were more interested in talking about themselves or nothing at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"We got out a little later than expected and I almost missed my bus back to school. : (" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were older, as to be expected, and the tour was lackluster because it was the first one and we had like 20 people led by one guide who had trouble fitting us all in elevators and then not talking loud enough... etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at the Peoria campus and it seemed like their focus in mainly on their students getting the best scores on board exams. That's what the students praise about the school as well, the fact that they do better on board exams than even the Chicago campus. There are also lots of lecture hours. What I am looking for is a campus where you get clinical training as early as possible and the Rockford campus offers this so I hope I get to choose where I'm posted. otherwise it is a very good school. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We had a substitute speaker during the dean's presentation who was a very nervous, inarticulate speaker. Still everything else about the interview day was perfect." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day seemed a bit haphazard. No one was there to greet us when most of us wandered in. There was no signage regarding the interview. The tour was an entire group of ~30 interviewees--should have been smaller." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only negative aspect of the Rockford site is that you are not there your first year. Students in the Rockford track spend the first year in Urbana-Champaign, and then transfer to Rockford for years 2, 3, and 4. As for the campus, the area, the people, the facilities, the curriculum -- there is nothing negative to be said about any of them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities are old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Food wasn't that great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was kind of shabby, but that's not a huge deal. I don't like the idea of moving after the first year (unless you choose the Chicago campus where they do all four years). There didn't seem to be a lot of technology integrated into the education system." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like the students who were apart of the admissions staff were not as interested as ones I have met during my experiences volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students don't really attend class and don't seem to have much interaction with each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students did not seem very happy or act as a cohesive group." More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings. Very very old, but then again so is most of Chicago. The anatomy lab was shown to us, and it reeked of preservatives and chemicals used in histology, but then again that is sort of to be expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities seemed dated" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer had to be 95 years old. He had two pairs of glasses and at times, I swore he fell asleep during the interview. Because of his age, he only asked about 2 questions, and spent the other time trying to get out his rants about certain topics. This took a large amount of time because of his old age. I was concerned as to why this man was interviewing at all. Does faculty not wish to interview their potential med students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Regional campuses are really rural and most people match into midwest residencies" More from this Member | Report Response

"older facilies, large class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is a little bit out-dated and there was lots of down time during the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities weren't as nice as some of the other schools I interviewed with." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was really uninformative - they showed us a hallway in the hospital, the gym, a classroom, and the student center (which felt like a tunnel). I really wish they had shown us labs and more of the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"First year in Champaign/Urbana, small campus, a little outdated, but they just got a donation and are building more soon." More from this Member | Report Response

"While two of the interviewers were very nice and asked basic interview questions (tell me about your research, how did you get interested in medicine, have you had any healthcare experience, tell me about a time when you helped someone, etc), the third interviewer was rather abrupt and asked questions that some people would probably find adversarial or even inappropriate. He wasn't intentionally mean, but I couldn't tell if his questions and responses were meant to evaluate me as a person or merely judge how I would respond to a stressful Q&A session. The questions were initially benign and demographic in nature (how old are you, what do your parents do, do you have any siblings, have you applied to medical school in past, etc). They then moved to the classic ''what would you do to fix healthcare in the United States.'' At this point, however, the conversation basically became political and it was easy to tell that he was very much in favor of a universal or socialized healthcare system. I tried not to completely agree or disagree with him, but I didn't want to start a political debate either. I just hope that I wasn't given a negative assessment because I didn't always agree with his politics (by the way, if you're a hardcore conservative, God help you if you get this interviewer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were not happy. Supposedly, the administration is extremely understaffed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Before I arrived I read on SDN that the facilities weren't the best so I came in expecting it to be worse than it was. It was my first interview and tour so I don't really have anything to compare it to so to me it wasn't that bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself. It was a panel interview in a tiny room. It was really very uncomfortable and one interviewer kept asking me incredibly hard questions that I stumbled through." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are very old, no one goes to class, M1 is overloaded with too many classes (unnecessarily hard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are a bit old and need updating." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were supposed to get an introduction from the dean, but did not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Price to attend as an out of state resident." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really - the classes are large lectures, though. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was average. The guide showed us some facilities but didn't give us an idea of the type of teaching technology they used." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, people seemed a bit standoffish, I visited the Rockford campus last semester and the atmosphere was a little warmer, I expected it to be this way though" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is small, literally just one building but that's not a big deal for me...students graduate very well prepared according to their Step scores and residency placements" More from this Member | Report Response

"That we didn't get to see the library on the tour but saw the gym. It was nice but not a top priority to me. They have a co-op note taking service that you can buy into (about $100) in case you miss lecture. Most schools have lecture available via video or audio for free for their students. Also, the 1st year seems very lecture heavy and there's no ''formal'' PBL." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although they have a great gym, I wish we cuold have seen more dorms, libraries, etc. And nothing on financial aid (just a packet)" More from this Member | Report Response

" It was a bit disorganized though I understand it was the first day of interview season. My first interviewer, an M2, didnt show up because she didnt know she had me at the time. Had to wait around over 1.5 hrs while everyone else went through 2 interviews b4 I had mine, my 2nd interviewer left so I had a replacement interviewer and then i had to stay late to make up my missed 1st interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"that some of the interviewers were late, which shortened the interview sessions toward the latter part of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like the first 2 years at UI-Chicago are not that great, but it is made up during M3 and M4 with the wide array of clinical opportunities available. M4 student interviewer said that school is slow to use criticism from students to change curriculum. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities could use a face-lift." More from this Member | Report Response

"The information session gave a lot of statistics, but I got the impression that this school was slow in responding to suggested changes to its curriculum. The facilities aren't that great, the students talked a lot about how they didn't need to go to class, they emphasized how the last two years of studies were great at the university, giving me uncertainty as to how good the first two years of studies are. There is very little problem based learning (PBL) offered at this school, which seems to be out of step with national trends." More from this Member | Report Response

"MD would be a pretty dismal place to live. Little Italy is pretty small. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were old and there was only one building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide focused more on hitting the bars than the facilities and academics...I had to interview with my tour guide because my interviewer didn't show up...the student facilities are very old, in the basement, falling apart...no one interviewing that day seemed impressed or excited to be there... Alot of the students said that they didn't attend the lectures (which are held in a concrete pit) because they aren't helpful...they are only affiliated with one free clinic and they didn't know how many students were involved, there wasn't any big emphasis on research....I think that the most dishearting moment can be summed up in the comment, ''all you have to do is memorize enough of the lecture notes to pass, then everyone goes and gets drunk on test days''...personally, my goals aren't just to pass and get drunk..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students didn't seem that happy about the school. The lecture/lab schedule is mostly 9-5 the first two years" More from this Member | Report Response

"chicago's very cold, not great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"age of buildings, although not too bad" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 on 1 group interviews were a bit disconcerting (faculty, administrator, and M4 student). My interview was dead last and the student interviewer seemed tired. Computer facilities are somewhat dated. Library is on the small side. Peoria lacks some of the perks of big-city living (a plus or minus depending on one's tastes). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewed at satellite campus (not in Chicago) and the facilities were old and small." More from this Member | Report Response

"Supposed to be a partial blind interview. they don't know your GPA, MCAT. But one of the rude guys ask me about that... so i have to answer" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview portion was short, only 20 minutes, with 4 interviewers and myself. The tour took all day, but the interview seemed over in an instant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't prepare a presentation that throughly explained financial aid or housing, which are two very important issues for students to know about in my opinion. The tour seemed a bit short and could've been a bit more thorough through including the bookstore and other miscellaneous places." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed at Peoria (and I'd like to attend the Chicago campus) so the facilities were pretty small. The students indicated that the Peoria curriculum is the most lecture-intensive of any of the UI sites. Lectures 8am-4pm for M1 and M2." More from this Member | Report Response

"the student interviewer acted like he was hot sh#t." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tourguide didn't have a whole lot of positive things to say about the school. Same for the med students we ran into in the halls who all kept urging us to ''turn back while there's still time,'' haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"From what I read on SDN most people say that the lecture rooms look old, but they were similar to what I had during my undergrad so that didn't really bother me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are old, but given the low tuition it's a minor complaint." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really that stands out in my mind" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. No information given to help plan the visit. 2. The informational component was not structured. 3. The facilities were not impressive. They need some updating. 4. The cost for out-of-state residents is ridiculous (over $50,000 per year). 5. Poor financial aid package. 6. The town is not as urban, as expected (Rockford, IL)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a little bit old and need some remodeling. But not too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The age of the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were a bit old (apparently histo is still on microscope boo), and the student lounge was a bit rundown." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was something about the students in the program that rubbed me the wrong way...not sure what it was, but I didn't feel like I would fit in there." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities seem...not the most modern, but hey..." More from this Member | Report Response

"disorganized; the opening session was boring and unimpressive- i suspect largely b/c the dean was out of town; my student tourguide didn't seem to take school seriously. i simply felt bad for those interviewees for which was their only impression of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A total stress interview with one of my three interviewers--this man was both critical and unfair with his questions. Also, after visiting other Chicago schools, UIC was disorganized in comparison. Instead of being greeted individually, we followed signs and wandered down a hall, to a big table where there were packets with our names on them and no instruction about what to do. It was good to have a schedule but mine was wrong--had different interviewers than those admissions took me to interview with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was unorganized and the interviews were not very enlightening." More from this Member | Report Response

"The study lounge seems small compared to the class-size (roughly 300) and the desks are super tiny in the classrooms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The histo lab are still done with microscopes, which you have to rent on your own. All the students seem to hate histo. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are a little older, but I don't think there was anything particularly negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing that I could think of was that I didn't like the student lounge." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer, lecture hall, seems really uncomfortable, its like the chairs which you pull the desk up from the side." More from this Member | Report Response

"The directions to one of the interviewer's offies were poorly written and I had trouble finding it, and also one interview ran over because it started late, making me late for my last interview. The tour guide was in a rush to get to the hospital, and a number of the tour guides (M4s) didn't show up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I knew the facilities weren't going to be brand new (very few schools' facilities are), but I liked the rugged, mature look. You can tell the school has a lot of character." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some construction around the area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. While everyone complains the buildings are older, it's a homey feel, and on top of that, it's a med school, you shouldn't worry about comfort, you'll fall asleep :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing significant comes to mind. I just wish there were more interviews at the UPR campuses, since the likelihood of attending the Chicago campus is slim this late in the season and it would be nice to be able to have a look around of where we would ultimately be attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school is basically located in downtown chicago. if you're not used to a big city atmosphere don't come here (i.e. the people, etc...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are not as new as other med schools in the area " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were activly hostile. Don't know if it was a good cop bad cop thing, but I wasn't aticipating such a hostle interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings are fairly old and need a good makeover, but that doesn't affect learning medicine at all! I also wish the directions had been a bit clearer on how to get there. Once you arrive, they were great; however, you have to arrive in the first place!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the student tour guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that since the incoming classes are so huge, faculty-student interaction is not the best. Not the most flexible curriculum either. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think I had any negative impressions during my visit. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get a good picture of the school." More from this Member | Report Response