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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?

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

"What would someone who doesn't like you say their reason for disliking you was?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Be prepared to answer this question at least 3 times throughout the day!" Report Response

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

"The physicians who interviewed me were very interested in the number of questions I had for THEM, so please make sure you have at least 2-3 good questions to ask them." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked some interesting questions about how I was planning to incorporate my interst in medical journalism into my career as a physician." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked some difficult questions concerning solving America's healthcare problems that just seemd very generic and vague. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read my AMCAS over including personal statement, read feedback on this site, and read the Rush website in detail." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were really friendly, and not to sound like a pig, but the lunch really made my day! It was huge and very delicious, so if your interviews are over in the morning (as mine were), then sit back and enjoy a big, yummy lunch to celebrate! In addition, the staff was very friendly and helpful throughout the day. I felt very comfortable there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My first interview was very short, while my second interview was very long. I was therefore left feeling like I really didn't know how I had done overall." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a really good day at Rush. I felt that the interviews were challenging, and since there were my first I was somewhat nervous. However, the atmosphere is really relaxed, warm, and friendly. I felt that I would find the support that I'm sure we will all seek from our schools during the next four years. " Report Response

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