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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 the school

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are your thoughts on stem cell research?" Report Response

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

"Are you familiar with a consortium to address the problem of the uninsured? (directed question due to my background)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you change the healthcare system to address the needs of the uninsured?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"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." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers appeared to be interested in my comments and often nodded in agreement when I addressed a particular question." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I got mixed messages regarding the school's commitment to diversification. The staff informed us that one of the school's missions is to diversify their student body. However, when I spoke to one of the students she commented that the student body truly wasn't as diversified as the school made it out to be. In particular she commented that there truly aren't as many African Americans in the classes. That was a bit disconcerting for me because I am an African American." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview went smoothly and was low stress. I interviewed with a Ph.D, an M.D. and a 3rd year medical student. After reading some of the comments posted on this website I was actually preparing myself for the worst. However, I didn't need to. I came away feeling that it was best interview yet (this was my 4th interview). " Report Response

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