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Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Year founded: 1893
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Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
Allopathic Medical School
Milwaukee
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 209 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 9 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $50,700
  • Non - Resident Tuition $50,700
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 68.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 8701 Watertown Plank Road
  • Milwaukee 53226
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

As students begin their study of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, they discover it to be the most exciting and challenging experience they have ever encountered. Medical school, like the practice of medicine, is a constantly changing, dynamic process. The College creates a stimulating, inspiring learning environment by its focus on academic excellence, supported by a knowledgeable faculty, high-tech facilities, a superb library, and the availability of research programs for medical students.

Curriculum

The basic science portion of the MD program is taught during the first two years. It consists of the fundamental body of basic medical science knowledge, which is the foundation of medical practice and of new medical discoveries including extensive integration of genetics. The learning activities of the first two years are a mix of traditional curriculum formats (lectures, labs, dissection and discussion groups) and newer educational methods' computer-aided instruction (CAI), problem-based learning (PBL), and independent study options. Exposure to primary care patients occurs as first-year students work with mentors in the office setting. In addition to experiencing the patient-physician relationship, this office experience allows students to integrate their basic-science knowledge with the clinical practice of medicine.

Facilities

Students and faculty easily walk to clinics, labs, and classes at the College's facilities and the other campus teaching and research affiliates. These affiliates include: Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Curative Care Network, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, and the Blood Research Institute of the Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin. These facilities, along with the nearby Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, are a mix of private and public institutions which offer a varied learning experience for students. Adjacent to the campus are two facilities helping to meet family needs: the Ronald McDonald House, which houses families with hospitalized children, and the Campus Day Care Center, which offers care for the infants and children of campus students and employees. The College's affiliations also include area hospitals and health care facilities. Together, these sites offer more than 4,600 teaching beds in a metropolitan area of more than one million people. As a benefit of the diversity in patient population, disease processes, hospitals and practice settings, students may choose to stay in Milwaukee for all of their clinical education. Students can also elect clinical rotations at metropolitan and rural private and public hospitals, private physician or group practices, or low-income clinics for the medically underserved.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 180
Negatively 8
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.99 201

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.01 154

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you are doing, you all are fabulous. More advanced notification of interviews would be appreciated, especially for us OOS students who have to book flights." More from this Member | Report Response

"Send out IIs earlier! It'll help make our flights much less expensive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The woman who answered the phone when I wanted to schedule my interviewer was not very friendly. Otherwise, everyone else was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the day was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was really great with the exception of one thing: it would be better if all students could interview shortly after arriving so they're not stressing about it during lunch and the tour. Staff was great at answering questions and helping us understand the process. It's great that MCW has a very short secondary applicaton." More from this Member | Report Response

"More time for tour/ shorter tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the Thurs informal meetings, post a sign on the main door directing students to the building's "north entrance". The main doors are all locked after 6 pm (the meetings start at 8:30) and say to use the "north entrance", but didn't give any indication of which way around the rather large building would be the closet and easiest way to find the north entrance. Thankfully I guessed and it was correct so I found it pretty easy but other applicants guessed the wrong way and could have been saved the trouble especially since it was pretty cold outside." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office is wonderful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe a little more help finding the interview rooms, like a few people to guide applicants if they" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let people know that in order to do the host program they HAVE to make it to the social the night be" More from this Member | Report Response

"They forgot to send me the interview confirmation email (with ALL the information)." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Best interview format of any school I have been too. Spending more than 5 hours at a" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I noticed [this] in your application, can you tell me more about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you prefer service that has more long-term results (such as medicine) as compared to short term results." More from this Member | Report Response

"Given 8 competencies of a successful physician and then asked to respond why each is important and a time where you displayed these competencies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you foresee yourself facing as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research projects. What conclusions were you able to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of traits should a doctor have? How would you break bad news to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be mature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities make a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a group member wasn't participating in your group project (not doing their fair share)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you helped someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of when you have exhibited professionalism and how would you define it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical dilemma do you expect to face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss an ethical quandary you have experienced in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Common questions like: Why medicine? Why MCW? What volunteer activities medicine and non-medicine have you done? Tell me about your research. What would you do if you didn't get into medical school this application cycle? Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any family near WI?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think you should practice medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"let's say you are a 3rd year medical student and your attending/resident wants you to pick up there laundry because they are really busy... what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about financing a medical school application? It's a lot of debt, yeah?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three strengths? What are three weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Milwaukee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone you admire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The pre-health advisory committee did not feel that you had enough patient contact. Talk about your patient contact experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW? Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. How's your hometown like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to change careers." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your hometown like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usuals: Why medicine? Why MCW? What do you know about Milwaukee? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why low GPA (or MCAT)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? WHy this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you got a ___ in organic chemistry. Why do you think you got that grade and do you think this will affect your performance in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why you are here." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why my MCAT score was so much better the second time I had taken it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Gitmo question." More from this Member | Report Response

"why mcw" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (The interviewers only receive a brief paragraph about you so you'll do a bit of repeating yourself.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (both interviews started this way so be prepared with 2 or 3 questions that demonstrate interest and understanding of MCW)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught someone cheating on a test, what would you do? You shadowed a physician in ____, tell me about your experience. You taught children at ____ tell me about your experience. (It was open file and a lot of q's were from AMACAS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you feel you, as an engineer, would make a good physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why MCW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like most about volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define sensitivity..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not be a nurse? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the medical college of Wisconsin" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. My interviewer at least provided some guidelines, start with where I was from, family, then on to school and such." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were related to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (Be prepared for this one! Both of my interviewers asked this right off the bat. You will have both student and faculty interviewers.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about... (an experience on my application)? What was your favorite part about it? Most challenging part?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you have a patient who you can't ween off of a ventilator (fully conscious and aware), he wants you to turn off the ventilator and let him die, his daughter has made it clear that if you do this she will sue you...what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW?, How would you like living in Wisconsin?, What is the best thing about being a physician, what is the worst?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does professionalism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies? Do you think you can handle the balance btwn coursework and outside activities during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician? Why MCW? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW? When medicine? Why did you wait a year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"y doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this honors paper you wrote (I was impressed/surprised that he noticed this detail in my AMCAS)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW? Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you fail to get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of what are you most proud?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one important human rights issue that comes to mind, just off the top of your head?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Wisconsin/MCW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do you do besides study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in college? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why you don't have many non-scienc e courses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do with a patient that continuted habits like smoking and not excercising against your advice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW/medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain grades/year of lower grades?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical school is many years and long hours without significant pay. How are you prepared for that? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your favorite and least favorite college classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress and do you believe that will work in medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun, to relax? " More from this Member | Report Response

"see interesting question." More from this Member | Report Response

"A young girl comes to see you and wants an abortion – you are against abortion – what do you do? (the interviewer told me that I was against abortion)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences when you went to this country? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life (vague as hell)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you want to tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think about your decision to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been discriminated against? (I'm a minority applicant) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think a doctor should have? (both interviewers asked me that)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friends could say three things about you, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities are important for a physician to possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could bring 3 people to dinner dead or alive who would it be? (so obscure)" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers asked me to tell him something interesting about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"what three qualities do you think a good physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience where you feel that you impacted someone and that they in turn impacted your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (which is common, but they still ask it.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you were in the hospital and saw a colleague stealing drugs? Would you report it? (Heck, yeah!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW being from out-of-state." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three characteristics a physician should have. (You better prepare ahead for this one, cause they are expecting a well thought answer.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW? Why Wisconsin? How do you think you will like living in Wisconsin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor? Why MCW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 traits do you think a doctor needs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in ten years. (got that one twice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself to someone that didn't know you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor over say a RN or Physician's assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get in this year, what would you do? Kept asking well what if not next year either? FInally what if not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of cases have you seen working as an EMT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience with physicians (clinical experience?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"mostly about my amcas" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your position on abortion? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you happy? When is a time you have been misjudged in your life? What is an obstacle you have had to overcome in your life? What are your strengths and weaknesses when you are the leader in a small group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix American healthcare? (I said I didn't have a good answer, and he said "That's as good an answer as anything else you could have said, because no one else has come up with anything." WHEW!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you flexible?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Doc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What have you done to prepare yourself to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose a Seven Sisters School? (I went to Smith as an undergrad)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why here? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now since you took a year off? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What three attributes are most important for doctors to possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research, what are your other interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you look up to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing the healthcare system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is the most influential person in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine? (I got asked this twice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do when you are getting overloaded with classwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You had a grade in a course that wasn't up to par with the rest of your record, but you did very well on the mcat in that section, why the disparity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to enter that area of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doc? Why here? Where else apply? " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell about research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you anticipate facing in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking at trends in your academic record, you have a lot more B+ in your last year of school, why is that? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve on your MCAT? (I took it three times, and did the best the third.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to handle the sad parts of medicine, i.e. - a patient's death?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What change would you like to see in medicine and how are you going to contribute to that change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your family think if you didn't enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an experience during your shadowing that made you uncomfortable?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, it was just them asking about my experiences and I spoke freely without feeling pressured to come up with a right answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what qualities a physician needs to be successful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5-10 yrs" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the dean of the medical school would you rather have you applicants only have shadowing experiences or only have volunteering experiences? And why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a healthcare issue that you think physicians will have to face in the coming years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most fun thing you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical situation you encountered while shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What career would you pursue if not medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name two things that you like about the research you are doing (meaning something about the job in general) and two things that you don't like." More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you apply to mcw" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the public option?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 34 year old man with a congenital disease has an extremely low quality of life. However, the surgical team believes they can help him by performing an extremely expensive operation that would use up resources. What would Obama say about this? What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to get involved with medicine right now considering all of the political problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a 13 month of the year and money was not an option, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of physician do you want to be? (not asking about speciality)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats your favorite course as an undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with frustrating, non-compliant patients that you really would rather just pass off to another doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you show empathy to a patient you are doing art projects with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you ready for med school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics would you consider essential to the ideal physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to do after med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to practice in a private clinic or in an academic setting when you become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? (Nothing too interesting was asked, pretty standard questions within the realm of preparation)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with emotional problems? who would you turn to? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about a Gitmo prisoner and whether or not you'd allow him to starve to death on a hunger strike." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would my knowledge and experience of foreign healthcare will affect me as a future US physician " More from this Member | Report Response

"where do u see yourself in 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I wanted to leave CA to go to WI" More from this Member | Report Response

"''If you came up to an accident with two people, equally hurt, and one was a dad with kids and another an elder lady, who would you treat?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're an officer at Guantanamo Bay. Your cheif medical officer comes to you and reports that a prisoner is refusing to eat and will die in a few days. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We just discussed a lot of research from different perspectives. It was really interesting just to have conversations about various projects without being interrogated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tel me, how did you get that scar on your chin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about whether to give a terminally ill patient enough pain meds to kill him, what I would do if a cancer patient in remission asked for more information on physician-assisted suicide, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught someone cheating on a test, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you taught someone and were successful/unsuccessful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell Me a Joke" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will not having family members and friends living in Wisconsin affect your ability to succeed at our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions... nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is going to be the easiest part of medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you will fit in at MCW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what field would you go into if the medical profession did not exist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your father being a doctor affect your decision to enter medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medical school doesn't work out for you, what do you plan to do as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you said that your mom is a quilter...tell me about that..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked my thoughts on a current news story about a girl with severe developmental retardation whose parents and doctors wanted to stunt her growth and remove tissues which would cause her to mature." More from this Member | Report Response

"Caring is a very important trait please list a situation where someone told you that you were very caring?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is one of the toughest challenges you will face as a medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does professionalism mean to you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What three people (from any point in history) would you want to sit down and have dinner with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult thing you have done? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Define professionalism." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel like you have the obligation to help the medical situation of your country? (I came from a third world country)" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer asked some interesting ethics questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you are a physician and you came upon an accident. There were two cars, each with a person in critical condition. Whatever person you help will live, the other will die. It is clear that one person was intoxicated. Which person do you help and what are some of your thoughts about the situation? Then repeated the questions involving one 30 year old father and one 90 year old. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm in the admissions committe. If I were to push your file, but someone else opposes me, what do you want me to tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So...a black belt, huh? Outline the process to becoming a doctor for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on affirmative action?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. The interviews were very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a 16 year old girl approaches you to write her a prescription for birth control, and given her cultural background you know that her parents would be against it? .... (you should know that for a girl at this age she actually has the right to privacy on this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think being professional means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We internists usually get the sickest of the sick and we often have to make life or death dicisions...what would you do if you made the wrong decision and your patient died?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a pregnant patient, would you recommend that she have a test done to determine whether or not her baby would have Down's Syndrome? Would your decision change if you belonged to a group of physicians that strongly recommended that you perform this test on every one of your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting...I was asked how I would had an emergency situation at a hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would it say in your obituary?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does sensitivity mean to you? Is this a good quality for a doctor to have? How so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you suspected your brother of stealing your ipod, how would you resolve the issue? " More from this Member | Report Response

"your courses are eclectic...." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your view of U.S. foreign policy? (What?!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a cybernetic doctor, what traits would you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a story about when you had to exercise compassion, or when the limits of your compassion were stretched." More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you prepared to relate to patients who are ethnic minorities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a series of "what would you do" in mock situtuations involving medical ethical delimmas" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities should an ideal doctor possess? followed by, How have you shown those qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied and where have you been accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're an ER physician and you are treating a 16 year old sitting with her mother. Her pregnancy test comes back positive. What do you say/do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the preperation for medical school compare to that of running a 5K? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you participate in any rituals or cultural celebrations even though you have always lived in the US? (I am a Hispanic applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

"- It is the night before your tests in December, so you are going home tomorrow after your tests. Your dad calls you that evening and tells you that your mother is in ICU – and you can’t retake or reschedule the tests. Do you go home that night & re-do the entire year or do you stay take the tests and fly home the next day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient came to you wanting a procedure that you did want not do, would you still do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The three qualities that your friends would describe you as." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of the 4 words do u feel is worst and why? selfish, arogant, insensitive, (i dun remember the last one) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught someone cheating? What if it was your best friend or boyfriend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is it that you aren't married yet? Most students here are married or at least engaged. How many patients have you treated? (he forgot I was interviewing to get into med school and not for a residency!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"WHAT were you doing in this picture? (My application picture looked like I put my face through a card board cut-out picture...it was BAD!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever experienced a patient dieing? I said no, but I have experienced family members dieing. She asked how I would handle a patient dieing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had an 18 yr old female patient that came in with her parents and you discovered she had an STD, would you tell her parents? why or why not? (forget the legal issue)" More from this Member | Report Response

"some ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not really asked anything out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw someone cheating, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well I had some ethical questions that were sort of interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of them asked me if a family came to the ER with an injured person would you let the family come with the patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"what three qualities do you think a physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What in your life are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Coming from the south, how do you think you will be able to cope with Wisconsin winters?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you failed at something and how you dealt with the situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the social problems in Africa." More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you were taking an exam and saw a colleague cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What person quality makes a physician great in his position?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why wouldn't you rather be a P.A. than a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Just standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MCW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the deciphering of the human genome and how will this impact our future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do people come to you for help/mentoring?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One negative aspect about becoming a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that interesting by either the doctor or the student.......although the student did ask me my favorite bars in Milwaukee so that was a fun/relaxed conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magic transporter that could take you anywhere in the world for one day, where would you go? Also, tell me what you would see and eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any travel? That question sorta came out of nowhere, but it was fun to talk about. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Most joyous moment of your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you caught another medical student cheating on the anatomy exam, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you like about the different specialties that you shadowed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing health care in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are traits that a good physician should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When makes you happy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you voting for in November?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your least favorite subject in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with any 3 people, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your personal feelings on the topic of death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three advantages and two disadvantages of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you like in politics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked anything particulaly striking. Writing this two months later, nothing but the typical "Why do you want to be a doctor?" and "What is the biggest challenge facing the health care system?" has stuck in my mind. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are from California, what do you think of its current political situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to move to Wisconsin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings on/how do you deal with death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"no interesting questions whatsoever" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are my most and least favorite classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of patient do you most fear treating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with people who are close-minded?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem with Health Care Delivery?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about healthcare issues facing us in the present and in the future. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about a socialist healthcare policy....ie. compare US, Canada, UK." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your best friend became an alcoholic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your parents react to your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Challenges facing health care and physicians in near and distant future" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most significant undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your biggest fear will be as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you the most proud of in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the most interesting patient you've ever seen in the emergency department? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about taking a year off before medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you are improving in yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been faced with a situation where you have had to make an ethical decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing terribly interesting--a couple of "Greatest problem facing health care questions" though." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were stranded in the most isolated part of Mexico (where I studied abroad the summer before), what three things would you bring with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation that you were a leader at but people were arguing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were typical." More from this Member | Report Response

"What negative things about the medical profession would most impact you against entering the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to MCW last year? How did you pick the schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty interviewer asked me 3x if i REALLY wanted to be a doctor??? so that was kind of annoying...he kept asking over and over again. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were all basic questions like where do you see yourself in 10 yrs or what will you do if you dont get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. My student interviewer asked if I'd ever had any fun jobs (not research/medical related)." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were really no interesting questions. The questions asked were the general tell me about yourself, what are your hobbies..etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings on euthanasia/ physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didnt you go to medical school right out of college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some situational questions - not ethics per se, more "How would you react to..." (Sorry, I was specifically asked not to repeat the question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could make the perfect doctor, what qualities would you include in the person?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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7.00 9

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

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7.71 7

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

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7.22 9

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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5.25 8

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"MCW gives students lots of independent time for studying or using your time as you see fit." | Report Response

"The students are generally nice, Midwest people with a variety of life experiences and ages." | Report Response

"Study spots, and location" | Report Response

"The students and the collaborative, friendly environment" | Report Response

"Large classes, so a lot of opportunities. Children's Hospital is amazing. Milwaukee is a nice place to live, and lower cost of living. Lot of opportunities for residencies." | Report Response

"Facilities, Hospital is excellent. Childrens Hospital is new and amazing, ranked #3 in nation. All facilities are connected." | Report Response

"Professors are very approachable. Tightly-knit community - everyone in our class hangs out. Lots of opportunity for time with clinical mentors. Great place for people interested in research." | Report Response

"Very friendly cooperative environment Lots of great classmates Great location (4 seasons, clean area, great eats and entertainment)" | Report Response

"The atmosphere" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"MCW offers poor clinic training and unorganized preclinical courses. They are mostly concerned with testing, not teaching. So most of your learning will have to be independent." | Report Response

"I would not regard this as a "student friendly" administration. I have either experienced personally or are aware of the most authoritarian, irrationally strict enforcement of various institutional rules that have been incredibly frustrating over the years." | Report Response

"The price" | Report Response

"The registrar" | Report Response

"Poor name recognition, like the above poster said. The curriculum is undergoing change, which eventually will be a good thing." | Report Response

"Honestly, the lack of name recognition. People outside of milwaukee think you are going to like ITT tech or something, they have no idea. I wish they would reconnect with Marquette to change the name back to Marquette SOM" | Report Response

"High tuition. Clinical summer externship opportunities are limited. The new Dean's vision for the curriculum seems scattered." | Report Response

"(sorry - nothing)" | Report Response

"The tuition cost" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Highly underrated, great experience!" | Report Response

"Great Facilities, large academic hospital. Good place to go. First 2 years are pretty disorganized though, with a lot of really bad profs. That may be universal though. I hear the 3rd and 4th year are great" | Report Response

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