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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"I cant remember all the questions. Most were just to get to know who you are and how you have dealt with specific situations (e.g. how did you cope with a given situation?)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a situation where you had a moral dilema? How did you respond." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read about the school online, read over secondary application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The administration, the students, the facilities, and the general cooperative, enthusiastic vibe of the school. The new children's hospital is amazing and the new gigantic research building looks very high tech. I think they are putting a lot og money into the school, which good thing for us fellow applicants." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was concerned about the more traditional curriculum but after seeing what PBL is like at other schools, it seems sort of like a waste of time. I like that class is optional but that you still have the opportunity to learn from a leading MD/PhD in the field. Class interaction with faculty is very high" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How close downtown chicago is to the school and how nice Hyde Park is. Its nice to have the school a little separated from downtown on a really nice campus but close enough that you can get downtown in 10 min." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pritzker is an overall incredible institution. The research opprtunities are unbelievable, the clinical training is great, and most of all, the administration and students are the most cooperative group I have seen (and I interviewed at a lot of "top schools." I think you can tell that the admissions office goes out of their way to respect you as a person and that is reflected in the class that they select. A 4.0/40 will not guarantee admission. After seeing the likes of harvard and yale, it was refreshing to see a school less pretentious but still just as strong in my opinion. Both interviewers knew my file very well and asked challenging, yet good questions trying to get to know me. There is an enthusiastic approach to not just medicine but other areas of interest as well. The dual degree programs are very attractive and the p/f system is a HUGE plus. Finally, the match list is amazing, which shows the respect that residency directors have for the U Chicago students. I think this school should be ranked in the top ten for sure. If accepted, I would choose this school and its enviornment for the next 4 years." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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