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  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Milwaukee
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"Why did you fail to get into medical school?" Report Response

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

"What are some of your flaws? How would that affect your ability to be a good doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me something about yourself that no one knows." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if a 16 year old girl approaches you to write her a prescription for birth control, and given her cultural background you know that her parents would be against it? .... (you should know that for a girl at this age she actually has the right to privacy on this)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think you failed to get into med school last year? And why didn't you apply here last year?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I don't like to prepare for interviews... this is not smart but I like to play things by ear." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities, building and the enthusiasm of the students and faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"All interviews are on Friday from 11am-5pm (although they end at around 4:15pm) .. I am a Muslim and Friday prayers are an absolute must for myself. When I asked if I could be accommodated for in some way, either arriving late or leaving for 20-30min during the tour I was not given any help. I decided to come late (and it turns out the interviews and everything don't really begin until 12:30pm) because it was important to me that I not miss prayers. I guess they may not have much experience with these cases but it made me consider what four years at this school might be like given that very few Muslims attend the school (percentage-wise)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Believe it or not, I didn't know this was a private school. I don't like to learn too much about a school going in, I'm more interested in talking to current students. Still the fact that this is a private school is a very basic thing that I should have known. It is an expensive school and they require a credit report for your application (so BRING that with you to the interview day, seriously)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had one doctor and one student. The doctor was nice but very early in the interview she asked tough questions that were meant to test my self-confidence and basically make me sweat (''why did you fail to get in last year?'' ''what if you don't get in again?'' and so on). It was tough but I was also glad that they'd ask things like that to their interviewees. The student was very laid back and gave me ample time to ask him questions about the school and why he chose MCW. The student who gave the tour was very nice. She was pregnant and so she was feeling kind of tired and asked if we could skip one or two places, which was fine by me because I was sort of exhausted myself because I was sick. Still I could feel that she loved the school and its faculty very much. There's also a real nice financial aid presentation given by the school's financial office guy (?), and this guy use to work for a bank so I guess he knows his stuff." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2006

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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