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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • 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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What do you do when you aren't studying, thinking about being a doctor?" Report Response

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

"You mentioned that you've encountered some strange things (drug addicts, suicidal teenagers) while spending time in the ER. Can you tell us a little about that?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How important do you think a school/the institution is in determining the ultimate success of its students?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Comment on proffessionalism and what it how professionalism in medicine is different than in other careers?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read my essays. Although the interview was closed-file, the interviewers did have the essays (AMCAS and secondary that I wrote). I also read SDN and outlined some answers to typical med school interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They gave us a lot of information and the stdent guides stayed with us as we waited for our interviews to answer questions and describe their experiences. The interviewers tried to make me comfortable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I interviewed at Peoria (and I'd like to attend the Chicago campus) so the facilities were pretty small. The students indicated that the Peoria curriculum is the most lecture-intensive of any of the UI sites. Lectures 8am-4pm for M1 and M2." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviewers and guides would be from Peoria and not have too much information on the other sites. I figured they would be from Peoria but it was frustrating to get answers like, ''I can't really speak for how it is in Chicago/Rockford....''" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a 25 minute interview with myself, 2 doctors/professors and a 3rd year medical student. The doctors asked questions regarding professionalism in medicine and problems facing health care while the student asked about my hobbies and some experiences I mentioned in my essay. The interview would have been much more stressful if not for the med school student asking the lighter questions and making me more comfortable. The doctors weren't mean or intimidating; they just asked more serious questions and weren't as conversational." 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?

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?

Friends or family

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?

8 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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