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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

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"<interviewer peruses my AMCAS list of classes then grabs a pen and notepad> Give me a detailed lecture on (insert name of upper level subject here from your major that you took two years ago)..." Report Response

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

"<interviewer again peruses my AMCAS list of classes then grabs a pen and notepad> Give me a detailed lecture on (insert name of upper level science class involving material you haven't looked at in 18 months)" Report Response

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

"<interviewer again peruses my AMCAS list of classes then grabs a pen and notepad> Give me a detailed lecture on (insert name of upper level class that you took as an elective three years ago)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"n/a" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"He'd ''randomly'' pick a class listed on my AMCAS, then tell me to give him an impromptu lecture on it while he took ''copious'' notes... *He was obviously trying to stress/intimidate me with a ''tough'' attitude, which was annoying since his ''acting'' was so over-the-top; I just decided to play along..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN; looked over my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the comfortable seats in the conference/waiting room" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lack of diversity (everyone's from either Madison or rural, northern Wisconsin); school's unwarranted pompous attitude (it's a ''good'' school, but I wouldn't call it elite); obvious preference for conducting stress interviews (if someone tells you he doesn't do stress interviews... odds are, you're in the middle of one, or will be very shortly) *<rolls eyes>" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"from what I've seen... the school wants to churn out physicians that will serve the state of Wisconsin's underserved populations... hence the existence of its rather homogeneous (ie - mostly Caucasians from a rural area) student body... " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"it wasn't necessarily bad... it's just that they made a big deal out of not conducting stress interviews at the beginning, then they give you one anyway... the admissions director or whoever said at the beginning of the day that sometimes ''personalities don't mesh'' or that the ''interviewer may be having a bad day'' which can lead to ''unpleasant experiences''... but it's completely ''unintentional'' and that if you feel you were ''treated unfairly'' then you can request another interview... riiight... if they're going to all the trouble of bringing this up at the beginning of the day, it's pretty obvious what you can expect later... I didn't care for the guide's ''rah-rah'' attitude during the tour of the hospital... " 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 primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

3 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?

4 out of 10

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