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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What was the most interesting question?

"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." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I told by other interviewees during the day that they'd been really grilled on the details of their research. One girl from Las Vegas had been asked why she wanted to come here, and then after she replied the woman responded, "Can't you get that in Las Vegas?" What do you say then?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"It was my first one. I'd spent some time looking through med school prep books and answering the lists of potential interview questions to myself, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The med school buildings are stunning. beautiful library. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"With a class of ~207 I feel like you don't know your class as well. Everyone was sort of off in their own little corners studying by themselves." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You take a tour of the UW Hospital, which is gigantic. Make sure you wear shoes you can walk for an hour in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The moment I sat down, I was told by the interviewer, "You know this doesn't really count for much, right?" And I was told by other admissions staff that they're thinking of doing away with the one-on-one interview. Basically the interviewer fills out a sheet that goes into your file as a letter of recommendation (of which you already have minimum of 3). Most of the interviewers are in academic medicine, so they tend to push that. On the whole, most people (including myself) come away feeling the interview was pretty laid back. Interestingly, the interviewers get your AMCAS application, but not your secondary essay, letters of rec, or transcripts." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/29/2004

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