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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"explain your grade in such and such class? " Report Response

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

"how will you transition to life in Chicago?" Report Response

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

"how have you prepared for a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is emotional maturity? kind of caught me off guard b/c it came out of nowhere, but I handled it very well" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you deal with possibly leaving your family? difficult for me b/c i am very close to my family" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed AMCAS, secondary, healthcare issues, ethics, mock interview at undergrad institution, one previous med school interview, student doc. net" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really like the architecture, there are a lot of cool older buildings and new modern ones, the children's hospital is so cool! the elevator changes colors on every floor, the students were so nice, the admissions staff is wonderful, they really go out of their way to make the day as stress free as possible, the multicultural affairs and diversity committees are excellent, there are a lot of great community service opportunitie, the facilities are really nice, great hospitals, ect." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the curriculum is not systems-based for second year, and histology is still taught with microscopes, the previous school i interviewed at uses digital images, but anatomy labs have plasma flat screens so you can follow along with TA's and also look at x-rays ect. while dissecting, so i guess that kind of makes up for histology" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how crappy some of the surrounding areas are, basically stay close to campus so as not to be frightened" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"excellent! even though there are three interviews and they are spread out during the day, it's a nice experience, everyone is so friendly, and you get chicago deep dish pizza for lunch! it was pretty cold, windy, and it snowed, so be prepared during the tours, but overall a great school, great people, students ect." 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 total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

MDW

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?

01/29/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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