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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why Pritzker?" Report Response

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

"Has any of your information changed since you completed your AMCAS?" Report Response

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

"What is the biggest ethical problem in medicine facing the United States today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The Dean asked me, "What makes you unique?" When I answered the question, he said, "I already knew that but I just wanted to hear you say it."" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. I did get a few ethical questions but they were all presented in a conversational format." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN and discussed ethical questions with friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the students - what is the chance that two separate, BUSY medical students will offer to take time to drive an interviewee to the train station? They were extremely friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The incredibly confusing layout of the hospital. I got lost twice going to the cafeteria but fortunately, a security guard led me both times in the correct direction." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wouldn't have any PILLOWS or TOWELS in the international house!! (Using sheets as towels was definitely an experience that I won't forget!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I got to the international house the night before my interview, I first realized that it was a dorm and NOT a hotel. I did not have a towel, a clock, or a pillow and finding a place to eat on a Sunday night was not easy. (The pillow/towel thing seems to be an exception...everyone else who interviewed with me had these supplied to them at the international house.) After a bunch of complaining, I decided to try not to let this housing experience alter my impression of the school. The next morning, however, went much better. When I first got there, we were offered food and coffee. Then, the Dean talked about why we should go to Pritzker. My first interviewer, a fourth year student, was EXTREMELY friendly. My second interview was with the undergraduate pre-medical advisor who also sits on the Pritzker admissions committee. She was also very nice. My last interview was with the Dean. He was super! Finally, my overall impression is that the students are extremely cooperative and encouraging. I had two people in different circumstances offer to take me to the train station to get to O'Hare. Overall, Chicago was great!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2002

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