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  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Springfield
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"how did you study for the MCAT" Report Response

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

"why switching career to medicine" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"did not feel that any interesting questions were asked" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"questions were pretty standard" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed some previous sdn SIU interview feedback responses" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"small class size, problem based learning, seems to do a good job of providing a medical education, research opportunities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"conduct of interviewers, Springfield/Carbondale" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Springfield is more of a dump than I remember" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"What positively impressed me about the school (see below) was virtually annihilated by the way the interviews were handled. Perhaps there was a sudden shortage, but I wasn’t able to speak with one physician. I spoke first with a Ph.D. who seemed surprised that he was responsible for interviewing me. He then asked me the standard series of questions (why medicine, etc.). About 15 minutes later, he gets a cell phone call and showed me the door, not giving me a chance to ask questions (not that he could answer them). After a lousy lunch, a tour of the facility given by an M2 was the highlight of the day. I also got some good info on applying for loans. The second interviewer was a social worker who made a point of telling me I was "low priority" because I live in Chicago. Overall, I felt the entire day had been a scheduled waste of time, compliments of SIU. " Report Response

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