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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?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Not really any questions, just a relaxing conversation. Talked about my family and my background growing up." Report Response

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

"Talked about my shadowing experiences, and a research grant that I was awarded." Report Response

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

"Talked about my unique educational background and how that affected me in college." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked about my younger brother and his experience in college so far. Also, asked about my mother. Wasn't expecting the interviewer to really care about my family so it was a very pleasant surprise and I felt like it brought a very nice personal touch to the interview." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There weren't any difficult questions. In the group interview the icebreaker was a little tough to do right on the spot but one of the med students and another applicant also took a while to think of something for it so I know it didn't hurt my chances at all." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, SDN, attended other interviews, read up on health care and ethical issues (though these aren't covered in UW's interviews)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The school has spectacular facilities, both clinical and academic. The faculty and staff are all really nice and helpful. They have a ton of support for their students for anything they might need whether it's advising, tutoring, research, volunteering etc. The students all seemed very friendly and collaborative too, which was awesome. Seemed like everyone was just really happy that they were there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Just that they review applicants in random order post-interview. That seemed like an odd way to do it, but that's what they told us on interview day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviewers don't ask health care or ethics questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"One faculty interview that was ~45 min. Had all my extracurricular activities and essays but not GPA/MCAT/grades. One group interview with 4 applicants and 2 med students that was ~ 30 min. All very relaxed and conversational, did an icebreaker in the group interview and just went around the group with questions so each applicant had the opportunity to answer each question, but very laid back." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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?

10/30/2009

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

10 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Review interviewees by their date of interview instead of picking 15-20 applicants randomly for revi" Report Response

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