Interviews at Rockford Campus
Congratulations on being assigned to interview at the Rockford campus. Although your interview site is not predictive of where you might be assigned upon admittance to the University of Illinois College of Medicine, we hope that you will consider requesting assignment to the Rockford campus. Please check out the information on our website, including the “Fast Facts,” to learn more about our program and our outstanding students, faculty and resources.
We look forward to welcoming you to Rockford for your interviews! The campus is located at 1601 Parkview Ave. in Rockford, Illinois.
Interview Day Schedule
8 a.m.-8:50 a.m.
9 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
11:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Tours
1:35 p.m.-3 p.m.
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford Overview
Student Panel Question & Answer Session
About the Interview
Each applicant will participate in a series of multiple mini-interviews and a 25-minute 1:1 interview with a faculty member or physician. Interview times are assigned randomly to applicants between 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Please anticipate that there may be some waiting time before your interview or between interviews. You will be given an overview of what it is like to be a medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. At the end of the day we will have a panel of current students available for you to ask questions.
Parking and Arrival
You may park in any open space in the parking lot at the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford. The main entrance is located at the easternmost “A” building with the large, silver pillars. When you enter, sign in with the security guard or receptionist at the main desk. You will receive a name badge and information packet that includes your schedule for the day. You will need to sign out at the main desk when you leave.
If you have questions about admissions requirements, the interview day, scheduling of interviews or the status of your application, you can contact Lori Keener, Assistant Director of Admissions, University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, at (815) 395-5569 or e-mail [email protected].
Directions to the College of Medicine from Interstate 90
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford has a discounted rate at several hotels. When you contact the reservation desk, tell them you are interviewing at the College of Medicine and ask about a discounted rate. Check the hotel’s website for directions. Visit the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for hotel options.
Daily Bus Service from O’Hare Airport to Rockford
Van Galder Bus provides daily round-trip service. No advance reservation is required. For more information, call 1 (800) 747-0994 or visit www.vangalderbus.com. You will need to arrange transportation from the Rockford Bus Center to the College of Medicine campus.