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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Talk about a time where you thought you might not succeed, and how you dealt with that." Report Response

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

"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)" Report Response

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

"What qualities do you think a physician should have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if a patient's insurance did not cover a test you wanted to run?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What stresses you out?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read some of the catalogue (that thing is enormous). Reviewed my personal statement." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty at the Peoria campus were great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The format of the interview was Horrible! Because it was closed file, we wasted a lot of time talking about stupid things they really should already have known about me. Also, the interviewers were really just reading questions from a list- generic medicine crap that we all have formal answers for. Didn't seem like they care to get to know you. They more want to know if you're qualified rather than fit in within a community." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Make sure to find out about how you can end up at either Peoria, Rockford, or Chicago, and which one suits you best." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The reputation of the school is good, and academically it seems like it really will help you wherever you want to take your career. But, the attitudes felt cold and formal (see below), especially if you end up at Chicago. " Report Response

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