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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 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)?

"Can you sing your school's fight song?" Report Response

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

"If you were accepted here and [another school], would you come here?" Report Response

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

"What field of medicine interests you most? -Why that :smirk: ?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you want [insert specialty] why are you applying at a state school? With your background why didn't you apply at [insert top 10 schools]? Note: I did apply and interview there, just felt it would not be wise to divulge that information." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Was asked detailed questions about specifics of my publications as well as general biochemical and molecular biological questions and techniques." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school, conducted practice interviews, re-read publications and AMCAS as well as UW secondary applications." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The level of activity of the city, they are very fit!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hostility of faculty and condescending attitude regarding applicants. Also, the school has next to no diversity with respect to its student body, faculty, or patients. Furthermore, there is little professional school housing and no on campus parking." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the new building would make the school so pompous." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Prior to arrival at Wisconsin I had ranked it highly in my mind of schools I would like to attend. After the interview day though I plan to withdraw my application. I would rather not go to medical school than end up there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2006

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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