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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why medicine instead of another field?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe yourself in one word" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If I were conducting this interview with your friends, about you, what kind of person would they say you are and what would they say about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re read apps, SDN feedback, mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New building is nice. Funding available for summer research/clinical fellowships (summer research is a joke ~ you get $2,000 to spend 6 weeks hanging out in a lab and make a poster)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Arogance of students/faculty. Administration doesn't care about students. Research faculty knows little about medical school operations so don't bother asking questions during the "Do you have any questions?" portion of your interview if you get a Ph.D. Anatomy is at old medical science building in a dungeon like lab. Campus near State St is really ugly. Major roads/train tracks run through campus. Housing is expensive, school has no parking, and the city doesn't provide adaquete public transportation to offset costs." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Suit/tie not required. I also wish they had better explained where to go." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a state school so if you're out of state and get an interview they like you. If you're in state, its a token interview. For in state students all they really care about is your grades/MCAT & volunteer activity. They expect your service hours to be in the hundreds. As I say in the negative impressions area, the research faculty have no clue about the way things run. Neither does Beth Menzer or Tena Krummel. If you really want to know things like their residency placement/student satisfaction/statewide medical school ask to speak with Lucy Wall. They base admissions on a point system giving and taking points for Academic Record (GPA/MCAT), Community Service (medical and special populations), LORS~personal qualities, and Diversity (take it as you will)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2004

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