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  • Rush University Rush Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago, IL
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"(One of my interviewers was REALLY tough and asked me non-stop questions directly off of my primary/secondary applications. As I was answering, the interviewer was looking at my application for the next question. And I seemed to be interrupted at the end of each of my answers by the next question being asked. Just beware that you might get lots of very specific questions directly off the apps.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"(The purpose of the 2nd interview is recruitment. The person will be getting to know you with the intention of making sure you understand all the benefits of going to Rush. Not a lot of questions asked to me in the 2nd interview)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"what would i change about the healthcare system? (not really interesting, but in my opinion, none of the questions were too interesting to me) who do you think is going to win the big 10 basketball title? (seriously)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"besides academics and athletics and your job, were you involved in anything else that shaped your development as a future physician?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"some advice: DEFINITELY go over your primary/secondary application in detail and think about the possible questions you can be asked about those." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything was extremely organized. I arrived there, we each had a personalized folder explaining EVERYTHING I wanted to know about the school (my interview schedule, class schedule, student organizations, financial aid, school statistics, etc). The lady coordinating the entire event was extremely fun and did a great job introducing us to the school. And then we were escorted to/from each of our interviews. Can't ask for more than that on an interview day in terms of logistics. Not only that, but everybody there seemed to love Rush. I asked some students, ''So, give it to me straight - do you like it here?'' They looked at me like I was crazy for even considering that the answer would be no. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They have a great volunteer program, but it seems like you HAVE to volunteer to get a significant amount of clinical experience in M1/M2 years. Notice I said *significant.* They still give you patient contact in your first 2 years there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All of the questions I had for my interviewers were already answered by the time the interview started!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A lot of people talk about the UIC vs. Rush comparison. I learned something today. At Rush, you belong to a family. Every faculty member knows one another. Every faculty member knows every student by first name. They all get along, hang out, have dinner together, get drinks together, joke around with eachother, etc. People DO love it there. I did not get that vibe when I interviewed at UIC. I'm not saying UIC is inferior, but I AM saying that Rush is much more suited for me. I like students working together, I like a school where people actually go to class, and I like feeling as if every single person in the Rush Medical Center is working towards a common goal together. They care about their students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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?

6 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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