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University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Year founded: 1907
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 175
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University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH)
Allopathic Medical School
Madison
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 165 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 4 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $27,254
  • Non - Resident Tuition $37,150
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 513
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 69.6

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Admissions Information

  • MD Program Admissions Office
  • Health Sciences Learning Center
  • 750 Highland Ave.
  • Madison 53705
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Education is central to the mission of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Our students explore virtually all areas of medicine in a variety of settings--from a research hospital to community clinics, sophisticated laboratories to emergency rooms. They join graduate students, residents, fellows and post-doctoral students in learning from a faculty of internationally acclaimed teachers in 25 basic science and clinical departments.

Curriculum

The University of Wisconsin medical curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of core doctoring skills in a humane and nurturing environment. Students spend time in doctor`s offices from the first month of medical school and continue to build their doctoring skills throughout the four years of medical school through a core curriculum component, which is interdisciplinary and longitudinal. In the first year, the core curriculum is a cohesive series of courses designed to build a firm base in the sciences fundamental to clinical medicine through courses that focus on the functional, morphological, molecular, metabolic, pathologic and developmental principles of the human body. In the second year, the courses emphasize organ systems, mechanisms of disease and abnormalities, and therapeutic intervention. Throughout the first two years a mixture of didactic, small group, standardized patient and clinical experiences help to provide a lively and varied medical education. Beginning in the third year, clerkships expose students to a wide variety of clinical settings; including outpatient, inpatient, community-based, rural and inner city. Our "statewide campus" includes clinical training sites in nine communities throughout Wisconsin, with principal locations in Madison, La Crosse, Marshfield and Milwaukee as well as at 34 preceptor sites and the Area Health Education Centers. Students emerging from their clinical years at the UW Medical School do very well in competing for residencies and residency supervisors rate our graduates very highly. Our graduates also look back on their medical education and rate it favorably in preparing them for residency.

Facilities

Students at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health receive training in facilities within the medical school and across UW-Madison. Our campus fosters a spirit of collaboration and innovation. In addition, the boundaries of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health extend to the entire state. Working under this Statewide Campus model, students are offered educational experiences in communities throughout Wisconsin. The Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), the primary site of instruction for first- and second-year students in the MD Program, is connected to Ebling Library, the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) and Clinical Science Center (UW Hospital and Clinics), providing a central hub for classes, research and studying. The UW School of Medicine and Public Health is surrounded by other UW-Madison health sciences schools and research centers, including the School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and Waisman Center.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 138
Negatively 14
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.65 155

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.26 119

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"My only complaint was parking was $10" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None - Everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"None - they were exceptionally nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"For those traveling, maybe explain options for lodging in the invitation email." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "hard sell" at the end of the day turned me off. It was too much. Everything before then was very positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"none the process is amazing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review interviewees by their date of interview instead of picking 15-20 applicants randomly for revi" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you are doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"they're amazing! i have a big typo in my secondary, and when i called to tell them- they let me get" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, it definitely is not eco-friendly. More info on the city would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Either make the interview more important or maybe not make it a requirement for long distance travel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a better indication of when decisions will be made and applicants notified." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

""If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life that you did (which does not have to be academic), what would it be?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself practicing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Top three things you wish to accomplish at this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did living in a multicultural community while growing up gives you an advantage over other medical school applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name five adjectives that describe you best." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you quitting your current job to go pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance life as a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Majority of the questions were based off my application, it was mainly a discussion that covered topics such as the rising cost of healthcare and obesity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would someone who knows you well say it is your biggest strength and your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to know? (it was very open-ended and conversational)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Madison?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Not really any questions, just a relaxing conversation. Talked about my family and my background growing up." More from this Member | Report Response

"So was your _____'s health a factor of you going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you know what field you might want to go into? Why primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What bought you here to Wisconsin?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to purse a career in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any updates for your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you. What interested you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you like to add to your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your path to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your path to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you would like us to add to your file?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your volunteer work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come back to Madison (did undergrad there)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weren't any specifics really.. it was more like "tell me about yourself"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I've been doing since I graduated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me, what brings you to Madison?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific question about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you want the admissions committee to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend Madison?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not medicine, if medicine never existed for you, then what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So are you planning on sports medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was X University (my undergrad)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did Loyola compare to Chicago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain to me your path to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a challenge you faced and overcame?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my research on how we can increase underrepresented minorities in the medical field" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not just get a ph.d in your research area? why do you want an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you considering going into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Jiu Jitsu?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that we should add to your file that may not be on your applications?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My homeland" More from this Member | Report Response

"<interviewer peruses my AMCAS list of classes then grabs a pen and notepad> Give me a detailed lecture on (insert name of upper level subject here from your major that you took two years ago)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What didd you choose your major? (non-science)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your interests in public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? What schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you work for a slot machine manufacturer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you sing your school's fight song?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how Anthropology influenced your desire to go into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you like the committee to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you apply to any Ivies (for undergrad)? Why not? *This was ironic b/c I did my undergrad at Wisconsin. It was like he was saying the school he taught at had an inferior undergrad. Just seemed odd to indirectly bash the school you work at." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"So I see you have been through a lot to get where you are today....then she waited for me to respond....." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UW Madison?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you behind closed doors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why St. Louis (for undergrad)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know so far about your planned career to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why A Doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not graduate school or teaching?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If I were a mouse listening to a conversation of your friends, what would they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (She seemed almoste embarassed to ask this, and made a point of telling me it was required)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Nothing hard at all. Basically a conversation. I lucked out on my interviewer. Some people had open ended questions like "how did you get here"." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 paid jobs you've had and what are 2 pros and 2 cons of each of those jobs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you practice medicine in your home town (rural northern WI city)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"You said ___ type of medicine would be "fun." What do you think would be fun about it? What will be difficult about medicine? Do you think you can balance your life while doing all of this stuff? How?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research (He was a Physics PhD working on MRI stuff)" More from this Member | Report Response

""if you didn't get into medical school this year, would you re-apply the next year?" i think questions like this are awful, as they are not rational and merely want students to say they'll re-apply immediately, even if it doesn't make sense with their application strengths/weaknesses. i initially said i would evaluate my application and determine if i should apply next year or the following year. then she stopped me and said "no, just answer if you would re-apply next year or not." it would be easier for them to demand "jump!" and the interviewee respond "how high?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were expected- why medicine, why UW, what are your best and worst traits, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What were your negative controls for this experiment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose anthropology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual general questions overall, with well thought questions specific to my personal application file (I am an older student)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had a magic wand, what would you change or make go away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long have you known you wanted to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are two good things and two "bad" things about you? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Should medicine be considered a business?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your favorite classes that you've had at undergraduate college, and what you learned from them..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you applying early decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What to do you do for fun / to relax / deal with stress, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you fix with health care? How would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the most difficult thing/circumstance you needed to overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We had a lot in common in regards to education and background, she mentioned something about who they might pair people up like that on purpose- it was really reassuring and good to talk about me experiences with someone similar," More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you approach and talk to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name five adjectives that describe you best." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest issue facing -insert country I volunteered in- ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to the MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What tv doctor do you most identify with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ethical to ration healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you are anxious about entering medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your eating/sleeping habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"It was really just a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my younger brother and his experience in college so far. Also, asked about my mother. Wasn't expecting the interviewer to really care about my family so it was a very pleasant surprise and I felt like it brought a very nice personal touch to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were Taylor Swift when Kanye West got on stage and said she didn't deserve the award, how would you have reacted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"healthcare reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most interesting thing you've seen in the ER? He ended up telling me his favorite story and it was a good one lol." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why primary care? (I realized I can't really give a concise answer to that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you like me to convey to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specifics related to application" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me about teen pregnancy and what I would to improve the situation in Milwaukee." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular--very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask me a question." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Student interview): There is a quote "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase" - how can this apply to something in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, I didn't get asked any questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"There really weren't questions... he did ask about my parents' jobs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really the only question I was asked was why I wanted to come to Madison out of state and if there was anything I wanted the ADCOM to know. The rest of the interview/conversation was pretty much dictated by me and whatever I wanted to talk about." More from this Member | Report Response

"say you've been practicing medicine for many years and are approaching retirement. what would you like to have accomplished during your career? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be, clinical, research, public health, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What it was like playing hockey and going to school at the same time." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one strength you possess that will specifically aid you in your practice as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not medicine, if medicine never existed for you, then what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you plan to do with your English major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you decide to apply to U. Wisconsin?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the robotic-assist versus laparoscopic surgery debate? (I do surgical ethics research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you do in your undergraduate career, other than academics, that is of interest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be some of the hardest challenges you would face as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magic wand and could cure the human race of one flaw/fault, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go about getting your job at NIH?" More from this Member | Report Response

"i wasn't asked any specific questions. UW's interview is more of a conversation than anything. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and why do you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you expect medical school to be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to balance public health and medicine in your career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to Wisconsin if you're from California?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really any interesting or difficult (see next question) questions. Pretty much run-of-the-mill questions like, ''Why MD/PhD?'' and ''Why Madison?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you work for Bally Technologies, a slot machine manufacturer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I (I being the retired physician I was interviewed by) needed a $30,000 heart surgery, should I take it while tax payers pay for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want [insert specialty] why are you applying at a state school? With your background why didn't you apply at [insert top 10 schools]? Note: I did apply and interview there, just felt it would not be wise to divulge that information." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think this path will impact your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Only one question was asked: " More from this Member | Report Response

"how my work with habitat for humanity related to my desire to do medical work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you won't sell out and work for an HMO that gives you 3 minutes to see a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're so smart why didn't you attend an Ivy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever consider working abroad (as with doctors with out borders)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to keep yourself motivated in med school? (from the group interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do YOU listen to, in response to me asking her what she listened to." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How is your research applicable to the "real world"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as below" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you considering a Masters in Public Health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was only asked specific questions about my research. The rest of the interview was a laid-back conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magical wand and could wave it once, what would you change in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After having spent time in Nice, France, how do you feel about socialized/universal health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you relate to other people or deal with people? In other words, are you the more quite and reserved type, an extrovert, etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, She only asked the basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed and conversational..." More from this Member | Report Response

"You previously addressed one of your flaws. How would you fix this flaw in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite swim event?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...it was just a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"We started the interview by talking about where I am currently living and how it is different from Wisconsin. This led to a conversation about diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. My interviewer asked me the Big-3 questions, and that was all." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty straight forward. Tell me about your research, where do you see yourself in 10 years?, what kind of medicine are you interested in and why?, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. All were about my application. The interview is very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get any interesting questions, just the standard: what do you do? where did you go to school? why UW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you'll adjust to the weather here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how come, coming from a an international educational background, you chose to attend a midwestern state school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to practice quality medicine when most doctors tend to see an excessive numbers of patients a day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you envision yourself in 10, 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing especially interesting. We talked about politics to how bad the public school system is in my hometown." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really stands out, nothing really clever" More from this Member | Report Response

""If you were to look into a crystal ball where would you see yourself in 15 years?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself in one word" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it's a good thing that patients nowadays know so much more about their conditions than they used to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could tell the selection committee anything, what would you want me to tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was more like a conversation. Started by talking about my background and built the interview around my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magic wand to solve any type of problem, what problem would you solve and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really stands out" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your handwriting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I've got two: Did you bring any Curious George books with you today? (???) You said ___ type of medicine would be "fun." What do you think would be fun about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this professor who was on the Rock and Roll hall of fame." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define Professionalism as it relates to Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is not "cool" about medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing - very unremarkable questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked how would I deal with the following situation. I am an M4 doing my surgical rotation. During rounds I'm told by the attending to remove a patient's staples in 7 days. The following day, a resident tells me to remove the staples immediately, and insists that I do it even after I tell him it the attending's instructions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was a mouse and lived in one of your best friend's house, what would I hear him/her say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient that wanted an abortion and you were against it what would you say to that patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with your husband?! (I was asked this by a surgeon who had just heard that my husband's most hated rotation in medical school was surgery)He was joking, of course. Mostly the questions were in regard to discrepancies in my file and my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would others describe you? - patients, coworkers, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to de-stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult part of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell a patient he/she had leukemia or colon cancer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about resident work hours? (After I answered, this seemingly simple question was asked again three seperate times)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what bars do you go to in Champaign? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Does music run in your family? I think it's genetic. What do you think?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to see written about you in the interview report I'm going to present to the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with conflict in your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you resolve conflicts within a group and how do you motivate a group of diverse individuals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to the decision to attend medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine, as a doctor, you are at a cafe, and you see two of your patients across the room. If you could overhear their conversation, and your name came up, what would they be saying about you? What if the they were physicians who worked with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you traveled, and have you ever been outside of the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle/respond to working with people that you feel are not working to their maximum potential? Would you approach a person that you feel is not working as hard as they could, what would you say to them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you have good interpersonal skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I just put you in charge of solving America's health care problem. What are you going to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was supprised that there weren't many interesting our out-of-the-blue questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the United States will ever adopt a socialized medicine policy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked me which show I thought was a more realistic portrayal of medicine, "ER" or "Scrubs"." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient that refused to comply to your advice regarding his/her health, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None stand out particularly -- they were all basic, predictable questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magic wand and could change anything in the world, what would you change and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What exactly do you think is the medical school process like? (She wanted to know I was aware of the time frames and work load)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interviewer had asked me a lot about the classes that I had took in undergrad. I had two minors and went on foreign term to Asia, so he had a lot of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think that there is such a difference among the personalities of you and your brothers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really any interesting or unusual questions. More generally about me and what I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about what I thought about the current status of the medical system. I was also asked a lot about the research that I am currently working on (since my interviewer had common research interest)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was a "tell me about yourself" interview. It was very laid back and conversational. Basically, it was tell me about yourself and why you think UW is a good match for you." More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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7.25 4

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

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10.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

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

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8.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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10.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

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What do you like most about this school?

"The public health integration within the core curriculum." | Report Response

"The atmosphere of support, curiosity, and camaraderie." | Report Response

"Spectacular city, great facilities, passionate teachers, down-to-earth students (for the most part), very socially active" | Report Response

"Block exam schedule, pass/fail for the first year, lots of help from the school for you to succeed in your classes, lots of extracurricular activities and summer opportunities to get involved in including out-of-country experiences, public health important in the curriculum, lots of integration between courses to tie everything together, M1 professors are very passionate about teaching, WARM track for those interested in rural medicine, TRIUMPH track for those interested in urban medicine, dual degrees offered, lots of research opportunities, lots of opportunities to do away rotations in 3rd/4th year throughout the state and in other states." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The new curriculum which started last year is not very effective in my opinion. It seems that this has made medicine much more difficult and it will be interesting to see how this new curriculum impacts my class mates and I in the long run." | Report Response

"The winters really are cold." | Report Response

"Could use better organization of years 2-4, but I was the first year of the "new" curriculum, so I may have been biased." | Report Response

"No track for those interested in education, pretty much 0 official opportunities to be involved in/learn about education especially during M1-M2, unofficial opportunities are hard to find. Being that the school is continuing with the curriculum overhaul they started several years ago (which is overall going very well) I would thought that more of these education-type opportunities would be available. Office hours for courses sometimes aren't organized very well." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I was told by a residency director that they'd rather take students from schools like UW than Ivy League schools because we're SO much better trained on physical exam, plus clinical flexibility and hard work. An Ivy league friend agreed- I've done 10x more procedures already as a 4th year student, he had never even sutured by himself by his intern year. That may be anecdotal, but stuff like that REALLY matters by the end of med school and looking at residencies. Overall, you get a superb training you can really be proud of. Plus, the Badgers rock! :)" | Report Response

"I really love the UWSMPH and am very happy that I chose to come here for my medical education, however no school is perfect and I'm happy to talk honestly about both the pros and cons of the school." | Report Response

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