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University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1927
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University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Allopathic Medical School
Chicago
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 175 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $56,550
  • Non - Resident Tuition $56,550
  • Application Fee $85
  • AVG MCAT 517
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 71.2
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Admissions Information

  • Admissions & Financial Aid
  • BSLC 104W
  • 924 East 57th Street
  • Chicago 60637
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

As a medical school located on the campus of a world class university, our medical students have the opportunity to take advantage of the resources of one of our country's greatest centers of learning. The accessibility of our faculty is a very important strength of our program. You will be taught by full-time faculty who are not only outstanding teachers but leading scientists and world famous clinicians. And the most critical ingredient of our success is the quality of the students themselves. Here at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, you will find a student body whose boundless enthusiasm for learning, service, investigation and science is matched only by its enthusiasm for teamwork, friendship, and making the most of the great city of Chicago. When you graduate, you will be prepared to follow generations of Pritzker-trained physicians to the best residency training programs in the country and ultimately into the career of your choice.

Curriculum

The curriculum at the University of Chicago provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences, building on a rich tradition at our institution in developing new knowledge. The relationship of the basic to the clinical sciences is demonstrated to students through innovative courses (such as Clinical Pathophysiology & Therapeutics). Finally, the last component of the curriculum is the clinical experience that students receive. Students begin seeing patients in their first quarter, participate in clinical skills training with standardized patients in the Clinical Performance Center, and are deeply engaged in patient care in the third and fourth year.

Facilities

The University of Chicago Medicine campus includes the Center for Care and Discovery, Bernard Mitchell Hospital, Chicago Lying In Hospital, Wyler's Children Hospital, and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. With inpatient beds, an active outpatient service, and fully staffed state-of the-art facilities, our facilities provide an excellent resource as the basis for our students' clinical training. The medical campus is the major provider of health care for the immediate neighborhood. It also meets community needs through shared service agreements, referral relationships with physicians and hospitals, and continuing medical education classes for five community hospitals. At the tertiary care level, the medical campus draws referrals from the entire region, including northern Indiana. Patients with particularly complex or obscure medical problems often travel long distances to the University of Chicago for treatment. The medical campus includes many research institutes, among them the National Cancer Research Center; the Diabetes Research and Training Center; the Clinical Research Center; and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 158
Negatively 7
No change 8

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.96 171

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.95 112

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep being amazing lovely individuals!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give more tours" More from this Member | Report Response

"Veeeeery long interview day- either shorten it or concentrate all interviews in the morning so that students can get them out of the way first" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Multicultural Affairs breakfast could be better. Almost all of the interviewees went and socialized, which was great, but not the stated purpose of the event." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. They were some of the friendliest, most helpful group of people ever and they really made you feel welcomed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of any really." More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys are awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"One very small thing that was not actually a big deal at all (this was easily my favorite interview day thus far). It would be nice if they better facilitated attending classes. I thought it would be a structured activity, but on the actual interview day it wasn't clear which classes we were even allowed to sit in on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the day feel less regimented and stiff. I understand that there's a lot that goes into organizing an interview day, but many other schools have interview days with as many if not more activities planned, and they don't make the applicants feel like they're being rushed around on a tight schedule. The hurried feel of the day especially doesn't add up when one considers that we were all told to expect to stay from 9 AM to 5 PM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't switch interview locations 5 minutes before the interview via text! I was 15 minutes late to my interview due to this!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience, thank you! Tip for being more eco-friendly: reduce amount of material in folders, it's helpful but mostly available online, and now I feel sad just tossing it out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys are awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose your interviewers more carefully. Pritzker had been my #1 school to attend until my interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make things shorter/scheduled closer together- there were 2x during the day where i waited 45 minute" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was very spread out. I had a lot of down time between interviews. I was there from" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! They are very kind." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Very app-specific questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the three most important things to you in selecting a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why a physician specifically (instead of NP, PA, Nurse, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the non-academic activities you like to do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you been to Chicago before?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about activities XYZ on your application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you decide to study [insert major]?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your favorite patient interaction." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is one thing you would have me tell the admissions committee about you? (faculty interview)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is the pre-med life at UChicago? (I go to undergrad here)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your parents being doctors affect your path to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you give me a book recommendation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UChicago?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As a Californian, do you think you would actually go here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When did you decide that you wanted to pursue medicine as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself (very conversational)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why MD?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you get ____ on your verbal section? What happened in your junior year to lower your GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you prepared for the emotional and mental stresses of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked me particulars about my activities, particularly community service and research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you interested in University of Chicago? How do the goals of the school match your own goals?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about X (activity from AMCAS) (talked about this for a little while). With my administrative interview we talked about my homecity for a while" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your time at ___ program change you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How is my fall semester going? What am I looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Whats the hardest thing you've gone through in the last 3 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine? Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I highly recommend that you marry a psychiatrist or a teacher's daughter. Why do you think that is?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will you attain work/life balance?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about X activity...." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why not go for an MD/PhD with all your research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I were to ask one of your closest friends to describe you with one character trait, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why pritzker ... all interviews" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You seem like someone who would find the initiative to pursue something you're interested in. Give me an example." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"explain your grade in such and such class? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all 3 asked ''why pritzker?'' very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"a lot of questions about volunteering i did abroad" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite novel?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you learned from your interactions with people from other cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine and not nursing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your Personal statment. Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to Pritzker? (all 3 asked me this)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pritzker? I was asked this by every single one of my professors." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"describe your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have I done to improve my academic record so drastically?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experiences in Mexico (I volunteered there while in high school with my church to build bathrooms with plumbing and other needed facilities)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student Interviewer> So what is your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself. Why U of C?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About how my research changed how I see medicine (admissions staff)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you be religious without being ethical?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of stuff about AMCAS, know your research and if you have any updates about your profile bring it!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of questions about my AMCAS and secondary essays. (All interviewers.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest challenge facing healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pritzker? Why do you want to come back to Illinois (I grew up outside of Chicago)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do to relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has inspired me to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the dr. asked about where else i was looking and if i was geographicaly restricted and if I thought i would stay in my homestate (WI) if I get in" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about experience X?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the most spontaneous thing you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about _____ (study abroad experience, research, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"With what positive and negative expectations of Pritzker did you come here today? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you interested in Pritzker?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the things that make you questions your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I cant remember all the questions. Most were just to get to know who you are and how you have dealt with specific situations (e.g. how did you cope with a given situation?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did so and so impact your life?(based on AMCAS essay)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you overcome any major obstacles?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about you college experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were all very specific to my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your favorite class as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Will it be necessary for you to maintain long-term relationships with patients? (this related to my stated interest in ER)? How flexible will you be about the other specialties (you might hate ER rotation)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your research to me as if I were a four year-old. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time when you have displayed leadership skill." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked a lot of questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Pick a moment in your life that you feel was a turning point for you. Describe the event and how it affected you. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"look above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"same as above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what makes uchicago different from other schools you applied to? what do you like about the other schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools are you applying to? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you go to your undergraduate school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All of the questions were specific to my application... " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pritzker? Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were your greatest influences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What sparked your interest in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was there ever a time when you let someone down?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could meet anyone from the past whom would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pritzker? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what kind of support system will you have when you are here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read? (Then I had to talk about it, what I thought about it, how it affected me, etc.) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and your childhood background, neighborhood, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could go anywhere right now, regardless of costs, where would you go and who would you take?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why a doctor and not a nurse or some other profession more needed in the health care sector?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They asked pretty standard questions about my background, interest in medicine, what interests I have. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above. mostly they asked stuff about my own application. The interviews were very conversational and relaxed. :)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Assume all the stuff in your AMCAS are nonexistent (Grades, activities, etc.) Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The typical: why md/phd? why not just md? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A physician interviewer asked me what he should write in my evaluation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do u cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What book are you reading right now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Administrative interview (about 15 min)--so how's your research going? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What should we know about you that is not in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"-Why did you choose to graduate from college in three years? -Why Pritzker? -A few ethical scenario were set up involving dealing with an authority figure that is in error and another question about a friend who cheated to get into medical school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Pritzker?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me your biggest obstacle you overcame" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the biggest obstacle in your life." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun? What was your most challenging class and why? How do you deal with problems? Who do you admire and why? How would you describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would you want to come to Chicago? (I'm from San Diego)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has been your greatest challenge? Who do you go for emotional support? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When was the last time you cried?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why U of C?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what's your biggest strength? what's your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Specific to one of my most meaningful experiences" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What qualities do you think separate a good coach from a bad coach?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Question about a very specific sentence I wrote in my amcas. My interviewer found it interesting and asked me to clarify what I meant to say." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have you changed since freshman year of college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a book you recommend?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you say to an intern who was having trouble effectively communicating with patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was it like learning to communicate with the patients you saw in one of your activities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you recommend a book for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All pretty standard easy questions about yourself. Nothing really out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have a book recommendation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Student interviewer asked generally interesting questions that weren't difficult and more just to get to know who I was beyond my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was your decision to go into medicine an "ah-ha" moment, or more of a process?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you use your AP credits the way you did?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your study abroad experience affect you and your studies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your desire to help others develop?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books I've read lately" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"1. What is maturity? 2. What doctor would you want to have lunch with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did UChicago do the right thing with the Urban Health Initiative? (Policy question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me if I was interested in the new 'scholarship/discovery' program in their curriculum and which field i think i would pick to do my project in. also asked if i spoke other languages." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could go anywhere, at any time, where would you go and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is a quality you have picked up, or would like to, from a doctor you have worked with?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to know about me or Pritzker? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes a good teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"none" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too interesting--mostly conversational" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You've been out of school for a while. How will you manage a work/life balance?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you didn't get in to any medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the usual" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It seems you have not really failed before. Everyone fails at some point in medical school. How will you handle failure?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"in your travels to canada and europe, what did you learn about the various cultures you came into contact with" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you see yourself in academic medicine or primary care medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think you took away from your experience in Sri Lanka?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are the biggest problems facing healthcare and why do you think they are problems?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is emotional maturity? kind of caught me off guard b/c it came out of nowhere, but I handled it very well" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing out of the ordinary. very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"pretty much everything was straightforward and off my file" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any hesitations before entering a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you learned from your interactions with people from other cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are Physician Assistants relevant?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not teaching or SW?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None they were all basically just to get to know me as an applicant." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What question do you wish I had asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do your friend call you? What does your name mean?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"describe a time you truly helped someone" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Teach me how to do something non-academic or medically related." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What biases do I have? (referring to other people)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What ties do you have to the Hispanic community? (I am applying as a URM but I got none of my Mexican mother's looks and all of my dad's Irish looks - plus, his Irish last name!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my background and moving to the US" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Didn't really have one." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It was an interesting question specific to my research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has your research changed the way that you approach (and talk to) patient's families? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Being that you're not from Chicago who will you turn to if something happened to you, for instance you fall sick?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why will i be a good physician??" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does your interest in existentialism relating to your interest in medicine? (student interviewer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you please show me where you live on the map behind you..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are current problems in incarcerated medicine that need to be addressed (from my essay)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you had to get out of your burning apartment in 2 min, what three things would you take with you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If there was one question that you would want someone to ask about your application what would it be and what would be your response?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of stuff about my previous career." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"hypothetical situation questions asked by the studet regarding reasoning, conflict, ethics, and such" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Teach me something that is not medically or scientifically related." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is balance to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What career would you pursue if it wasn't medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is my favorite kind of music and why is it important to me" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were all interesting, but all directly related to me as a person or to my application. All of my interviewers knew my file inside out." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What about your personality do you think will make medical school difficult?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me a negative trait you dislike in a person and how would you deal with this in a patient." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why and in what ways do you think China's society differs from our own... (prompted because I began studying Chinese) this question led to a 15 minute discussion about international politics, which was interesting!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what books have you read lately for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We discussed a doctor I had shadowed, and she asked if there was something I observed that was negative or unprofessional." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were stranded on an island w/ 10 people (and you had everything you needed to survive) what would you most like to learn from them? What would you most like to teach them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think you are drawn to fields of medicine which deal with terminally ill patients?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I usually like my interviewees to teach me something. You have 5 minutes to teach me anything you want. [It's hard to come up with something fun and interactive (that you know TONS about) off the top of your head.]" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experiences with the doctor you shadowed in Maine. From there my interview developed a conversation about how ridiculous it was that doctors complain about decreasing salaries. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If I were to talk to your best friend, favorite professor, and a family member, how would they each describe you? My student interviewer asked me to just "talk about something."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you say to a couple who comes in asking you to genetically alter their next child to have blonde hair, blue eyes, and be male?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Everything related to my file and from the conversations I had. The closest would be given your experiences with unethical practitioners in the law (I had remarked about a few cases I encountered but also pointed out that this was not the primary reason for my career switch), how would you react to a situation where you believed a doctor acted unethically or erronously? Nothing too out of the ordinary- Why Chicago? Why Pritzker? It was clear that they take a lot of time and effort to make sure that the right students are matched up with the school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think your greatest challenge will be as a physician? How will you be able to overcome that challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"about community service i guess" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You application was very well written; I didn't see any gaps to ask you questions about. Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question asking about specifics of an EMT experience I had." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the rush to enter medical school, is there a reason you aren't taking time off?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing, everything was related to my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think the peace process is going to change now that Arafat is dead? He died the morning of my interview so I had no idea that he had until asked that question, needless to say I was surprised at first. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A man runs into your house looking panicked. He then runs out and you see him run to the left. Another man walks in with a knife and says, "Where is that guy...I'm going to kill him!" What do you say to the man? (In the end, I was told that the true answer is to tell the truth...) I said that I would like to say, "I DOn't know" but in reality, if I was scared for my life, I would probably tell the truth. (I think they were looking for the idea that you would not lie)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"who would you bring on a road trip?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i am a CA resident, so the faculty interviewer posed a good question: i look at CA applicants every year and they inevitably are drawn to CA, even if they get into one of the lower ranked UC schools. why should we offer you admission when I know that you will still choose a UC, even a lower one, instead?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think you'll use biomedical engineering [my major] as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are in a windowless room with 3 light switches, labeled A, B, and C, each corresponding to a light bulb in an adjacent room. You may make only one trip to the other room. How can you determine the identity of the light bulbs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See below." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you tell me what happened to you during your undergraduate career? (Based on what I had written in my essay)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All of the questions were pretty much based on my file. None of the questions jump out as being super interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing, pretty standard conversational interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"An eccentric billionaire grants you ten million dollars and all the equipment you want. What kind of experiment would you design?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's the formula for the volume of a sphere" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you think when the doctor you were shadowing told a mother what her child had told him?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interview was very conversational. There weren't any questions that really stood out. Of course I was asked why I wanted to go to that school and also why I chose medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Drawing from your experience tutoring, what did you learn that you can apply to your future career/profession?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your favorite movie?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would be your position if the hospital you worked for had severe budget cuts and had to turn away non-emergency patients without adequate insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the medicare bill going through the Senate today?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has your father impacted your life (I mentioned somewhere in my application that I was raised by a single mom)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the greatest and most significant moment of your life and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You have a lot of clinical research experience, but no lab research experience? why not, and would you be interested in doing lab work? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you were an ER doctor in a hospital with a policy to refuse non-urgent care to patients due to budget constraints? (this was a no-stress question because the interviewer told me he just wanted to hear what i thought, since there is no right/wrong answer)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the questions were pretty standard, straight out of my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think it was like for your parents to immigrate to the US? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you tell a high school senior about your major and how it would prepare someone for being pre-med?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what could our current leaders learn from the ancient greeks and romans (evolved out of another question)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If your AMCAS was blank, no activities, no awards, no scores, how would you describe yourself to me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All were very standard, ie why medicine, problems in the field today." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not vet medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you change about your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Imagine you're driving on I-55 and you have no one to talk to, and your radio's not working...what would you think at this point?? (I have no clue what this is supposed to mean)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"asked detailed questions about issues with my father, but that was in my personal statement so it was no big deal, " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your ideal medical school candidate and where you rank yourself to that ideal." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing really interesting, just stuff about my file" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There really weren't any questions, mostly just clarification and explanation of things from my application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of things I did in the past 6 month outside of academics? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The medical student I interviewd with asked me to tell him what questions he should ask to get to know me better." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"who do u turn to in your time of need?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would your friends say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The faculty member asked me to teach her "something" on any subject I chose." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does your research apply to everyday life? My response: Ummmm, not at all really. But it is interesting no? (psychophysics is not exactly a useful subject for short term application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"An ethical scenario was set up about a brain dead woman who was pregnant." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about euthanasia? What about abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Given a scenario of how i would handle a situation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you improve yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you get involved in at Pritzker?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor and not just an EMT?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your plans before you enter medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you accept money for Nestles (candy company) to assure that children will have meals to eat at school? (We were talking about childhood obesity.) What's the most populous animal that is the same size or slightly larger than the cat? (Seriously.) " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do I define 'mature'?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The Dean asked me, "What makes you unique?" When I answered the question, he said, "I already knew that but I just wanted to hear you say it."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I asked a question about the participation between the medical school and the surrounding area of Hyde park which has a bad reputation and the doctor looked at me and said "are you asking me if Hyde park is a safe area". He pretty much cut to the chase and I sputtered out a clarification of my question." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do if your patients are apprehensive towards you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What career would I choose if the health fields did not exist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could be any organ, which would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How can you explain/prove how your experiences have affected you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It was very conversational, talked about books, Sept. 11, etc. I am non-traditional and was asked if I would be willing to take a summer course to get me back up to speed, if the admissions committee required it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what would your parents say if you suddenly decided to become a manicurist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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