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  • Rush University Rush Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


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

"You discussed having several interests outside of medicine -How do you think this will affect you while you are in medical school? What strategies do you have in dealing with this?" Report Response

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

"On our way out of my first interview, my interviewer cleverly pointed at a flyer about a speaker who was coming in to discuss national health insurance and said, "this may not be of any interest to you, but..." and waited to see if I had an opinion on the issue." Report Response

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

"What did you learn from your college years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you think healthcare will be in 10 years, and how do you see yourself fit into the equation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS, secondary application, looked at school website, brushed up on current events, quick overview of questions from prep books" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the students expressed a great deal of pride in their school and education, staff & faculty were very welcoming & candid; It just seems to be a place where people can learn and still enjoy themselves. Rush is a great system to do clinical rotations at, and there is access to several other neighboring systems. Chicago is a great city & parking at the school is cheap ($40/month)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The labs could use a little work. Also, the removal of the alternate curriculum, which included more PBL, was a negative for me. I was under the impression, however, that the revised curriculum is still quite acceptable (97% match in their top three choices & the students do well on Steps 1 & 2)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience - as enjoyable as an interview can be, that is. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable, and even prep you with some information on your interviewers." Report Response

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