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  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • North Chicago, IL
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"I see from your application that you are a non-traditional student, taking time off after college to travel, work etc -- if you are so keen on pursuing medicine -- why did you take all this time off? How did you hope these experiences were going to make you a better physician?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Young infant with a severe case of meningitis -- parents very emotional, want to save the baby -- the standard treatment protocol does not provide good results however a recent intervention has made good inroads in its treatment. The chief of staff is against the new treatment because it is not the hospital protocol. Time is running out. What do you do?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"As above. Also I got asked two riddles!" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Contacted current students on the "student resource list" (provided in the interview package), researched the school, explored the website, read the "year in reviews" etc, SDN!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school has been going through a lot of positive changes over the past couple of years, and you can sense it. The faculty/staff are really enthusiastic about their new beginnings and seem to be quite unified in their vision of being a solid and reputable medical school in the near future. On a different note, use of technology is pretty big there, wireless all over, computerized histology/anatomy..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Storied past. Does not have its own teaching hospital. Smaller university/facility and one that caters only to the health sciences professions. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"As a private school, I knew the tuition would be on the higher end, but they have a four year tuition freeze until 2010 and they have some money available for scholarships etc. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"On the whole -- I would say a positive experience. As said before, the school is coming together and pushing a newly redesigned product. Faculty seem supportive, students are hardworking and there is an overall community feel with the other professional programs. Match lists indicate that hard work and good boards will land you a residency of choice. The location is a tough one being deep in the suburbs, but the clerkships are done at major city hospitals. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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