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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why UIC?" Report Response

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

"You mention problems in health care and ethical dilemmas in your AMCAS, can you elaborate on some of those?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What will be your biggest challenge in med school and how will you face it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over the school's coursebook that i requested in advance in the mail." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"school is kindof in the ghetto, the two-on-one interview was intimidating, especially because the doctor wouldn't look me in the face during the ENTIRE interview and the med student seemed more interested in impressing the doctor than interviewing me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviews are two-on-one." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview experience was okay, the two-on-one interview structure threw me off (didn't read SDN in advance, shame on me!). The doctor interviewing me was a little gruff. Students don't really find their lectures imperative to attend, I don't know how I feel about that. Even though I felt pretty ambivalent about my interview experience, I still got in! " Report Response

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