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  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What do you do for fun? What was your most challenging class and why? How do you deal with problems? Who do you admire and why? How would you describe yourself?" Report Response

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

"What concerns do you have about med school? What a Dr? What are you looking for in a med school?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family. How will you cope w/o them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to be a doctor and not just an EMT?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why Chicago? (I'm from warm and sunny CA)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my personal statement and secondary application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are all top notch and the facilities are beautiful. The cadevars are cremated at the end of each year and a memorial service is held with the family members of the deceased. It gets pretty emotional and students sometimes even write to the family for years afterward." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We didn't get a tour of the school, only the hospital." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you should look like you come from a big name school, even if you don't...ie. executive pen, a nice binder, leather attache case (50%+ of the interviewee's had these)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"While I was super impressed by the school, I was not thrilled by the students interviewing with me. Also, meeting to "go over your file" with the assistant dean is an interview, NOT a time for doing paperwork." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/25/2002

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