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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

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Did you apply to any Ivies (for undergrad)? Why not? *This was ironic b/c I did my undergrad at Wisconsin. It was like he was saying the school he taught at had an inferior undergrad. Just seemed odd to indirectly bash the school you work at." Report Response

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

"Did your dad (he's a physician) get you all of these volunteerships? *This was obnoxiously asked several times in a row." Report Response

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

"What classes are you taking now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you're so smart why didn't you attend an Ivy?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Got grilled on a few biochemistry questions... Was also asked (in a rhetorically condescending manner) if I used my family's connections to get some of my extracurricular activities/positions (ie - like having a priveleged background is something I abuse/utilize to the detriment of others)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice w/friends, looked at SDN, went over potential questions, went over application..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New facilities..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of diversity, location (I grew up in Chicago, so I strongly prefer large cities)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Facutly interview had a stress portion. I can respect that, but he went below the belt with some of his questioning... He did apologize to me several times after the interview was over, but still... Everything else was allright." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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