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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"''How and why would you persuade (a) an obese stranger with no scientific knowledge and (b) a fellow classmate in college to take a biochemistry class?''" Report Response

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

"''If you saw a classmate of yours cheating on a medical school exam, what, if anything, would you do?''" Report Response

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

"''Why do you think that there aren't many black male physicians and how does it make you feel?''" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"1. ''What do you know about HMO's and PPO's.'' 2. ''As a doctor who is a Christian, how would you face a situation that challenged your values or beliefs, such as working in an abortion clinic.'' 3. ''How would you deal with a poverty-stricken patient who needed a critical lab test but didn't have insurance or the funds to do so?''" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There weren't any difficult or crazy questions, but rather questions that just surprised me and I hadn't thought of before, such as, ''What are some of your pet peeves?'' Since this was my very first interview, I was still jittery." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Used :-), Used Wikipedia to look up various health care issues, Read over my AMCAS and supplementary essays, Thought of many questions to ask my interviewers (Remember you have 3 interviews that will each ask you if you have questions!), Slept well the night before, ate a hearty breakfast, etc.... " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and students seem very chill and laid back and there is definitely an air of camaraderie instead of competition. Chicago is definitely THE place to study medicine and is rich in culture and diversity. Lunch was delicious, I didn't think they'd give us pizza :-)! The facilities are just fine to me, even though some people think they are a little ''dated''." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They didn't prepare a presentation that throughly explained financial aid or housing, which are two very important issues for students to know about in my opinion. The tour seemed a bit short and could've been a bit more thorough through including the bookstore and other miscellaneous places." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The the interviews would be so laid back. UIC does a really good job of trying to get you know you beyond what you wrote on paper, and show genuine interest in their applicants." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"1st interview was hilarious with an enthusiastic retired Biochemistry professor who was a really nice Indian woman. She spoke a lot about herself, how she worked with obese people, and other things. We talked about my favorite TV shows and music and she asked me to sing some Prince for her before I had to go! 2nd interview was with an M3 and was very chill and she asked mainly about my motivations, personality, convictions, and desires. 3rd interview was with an Indian pediatrician. At first she seemed a little mean, but perhaps it was to see how I would react to her, but eventually we just had a great conversation about various health issues, what I do for fun, and what I liked about UIC. The interviews each went rather quickly!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

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?

7 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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