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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Madison
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"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?" Report Response

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

"What do your parents think about this whole thing? How are you sure you want to do medicine- why not another health-care or research-based profession?" Report Response

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

"How many chromosomes are there in humans? When was DNA discovered? (these were only partially random, he wanted to tell me about an experience he had with research and a special needs child)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When was DNA discovered? ---see below for explanation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview by a student that used to interview for UW. Student Doctor and just thought a lot about the basic questions I figured I would be asked. Also reviewed my research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just about everything. Great school, great experience. Interview was very conversational." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The anatomy lab is taught half-half. That is, your four person group switches off with another in terms of cutting cadavers, etc. The group that didn't do the cutting is taught and shown the relevant anatomy by the other group. Could be good or bad- less cutting time, etc, but you get teaching experience and learn the stuff anyway." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"see negative impression above." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I initially didn't want to go to Madison, because I went here for my undergraduate. Now, Madison is one of my top-three picks. The new building is incredible--especially the lecture halls, which are INCREDIBLE, the faculty are excellent, and the students are really happy. Teamwork is really stressed, there's always activities to do, and as was told to me: "teachers often think of you as colleagues instead of students." I was REALLY impressed." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2007

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