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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 you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why medicine rather than another health care career?" Report Response

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

"What about Rush makes you think this is the right medical school for you?" Report Response

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

"You have an obese patient who complains of sore joints and back pain and shortness of breath. She also smokes a pack a day. She tells you that she knows she needs to quit smoking and lose weight but has only enough will power to do one. How do you respond to her. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the most difficult ethical dilemma that you see facing physicians in the US today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A patient scenario involving obesity and smoking." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the Rush website and looked at interview ratings on this site, talked to friends who attend there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The overwhelmingly positive enthusiasm of the school -- everyone -- students, faculty, administrators -- all seem to love being at Rush. The faculty seem concerned with improving the curriculum but also with how well their students do. It is a very supportive environment -- and did not feel like students competed against each other in unhealthy ways." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of my fellow interviewees were given incorrect room information -- this was the last day of interviews and I was surprised that they were disorganized." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The high debt load graduates leave with from Rush." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two interviews -- one closed and one open. One of my interviewers was a psychologist who works in the Dean's Office. He asked me great questions and had a wealth of knowledge about Rush and its curriculum. I was concerned ahead of time that he was not a physician but he was the most informed person I met the whole day! Plus, he was a really nice guy. Staff escort you to the interviews and pick you up. Sure beats getting lost -- my norm at other schools. The students also give a tour (including the hospital!), refreshments and a yummy lunch are served. There are some brief presentations about Rush and some of its programs. They are very serious about their volunteer program and give you a lot of information about it. The students think the volunteer program is one of the best opportunities they could have!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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