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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What would you do if you were treating an elderly patient who did not want to take a flue shot? After my answer, the interviewer pulled out a graph and asked me consider the data and respond." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why did I choose to do my undergrad where I did? What do I know and like about Chicago?" Report Response

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

"What questions to you have for me? My interviewer was VERY interested in my questions, and we spent a good amount of time on this. Even though most people will only get to ask 1-3 questions, I would have 5 GOOD questions (not financial aid, etc. They will answer many of your standard questions at the beginning of the day). Make sure to cover several diffent topics, not 5 related questions. EG: I have read that Rush students spend more time in class than the average medical student. Does this increased class time reflect a Rush philosophy valuing group learning over independent study? Make sure the questions exhibit careful relfection on your part. Stumping the interviewer means that you asked a question that isn't stock, and my interviewer appreciated that." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you want me to tell the admissions committee about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Hypothetical asking whether or not a sports team should be able to require a player to take a genetic test and then use the information to release them. I was asked to make ethical, legal, and medical considerations." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my app, information about the school from its website and med school guide books." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is happy there. Rush students are happy with their choice, lifestyle, and location. There seems to be much more cooperation than competition among students. The Medical center is huge and quite nice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have changed the interview format this year. There are two 30 minute interviews; one open and one closed file. Interviews are all over the place, but a staff member personally takes you to and picks you up from each interview. They make the day as stress free as possible, and this was a nice touch." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Visiting Rush was definitely a positive experience, it absolutely positively affected my view of the school. The interviews were low to no stress." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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