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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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?

Closed file

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

"We don't expect you to offer solutions, but what are some current issues in health care that concern you?" Report Response

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

"How do you plan to spend your last summer vacation before medical school?" Report Response

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

"Describe one strength and one weakness in your personality. Tell us more about your clinical experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Considering the growing obesity problem in the U.S., what kind of programs would you implement to address this problem and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a time that you made a sacrifice for someone else?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"*reviewed the online catalogue of UIC (all 200+pages)reviewed this website, read through the pre-med section at (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." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that the staff did not realize the cafeteria would be closed over the holiday break, but they took us out to lunch at a nearby restaurant instead which had good food." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"thanks to all of my prep work, I was fully prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was an extremely positive experience. I met some other very talented, interesting, and friendly pre-medical students. I truly felt that the interviewers were interested in getting to know me on more than a surface level and were very welcoming and laid back. Be prepaed to have initiative during conversation. My interview didn't even start off with a question. It began with..."So, it is so interesting to see that you are a [non-science major]" and her facial expression and silence was my cue to take it from there. Great school, great staff, great students! Wear comfortable shoes and warning that the building temperature is quite warm when you're walking around in a suit." Report Response

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