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  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What has been your greatest challenge? Who do you go for emotional support? " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your grade and high school experience. My interviewing was trying to see if I have had any interaction with African Americans since the patient population at primarily African American." Report Response

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

"Do you follow politics? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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.) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed over AMCAS, talked with students, read secondary application " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Happiness of students. Students are actively involved in the admissions committee as indicated by their involvement with intervewing applicants." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition in the fourth year for 12 months is over $60,000! Not much to do in Hyde Park--most of the entertainment stuff is in downtown. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students raved about the pass/fail system. The patient population is relatively homogenous--primarily African American. There is a Hispanic population in Chicago but they appear to elsewhere for medical care." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Dean Lombard spends about 40 minutes talking about the school's unique history and how this influences that medical education Pritzker students receive. He's easy to talk to and he asks all interviewees the same three questions: 1) How has your application changed since you first submitted it? 2) What are you planning to do between now and matriculating into medical school? 3) Why did you apply to Pritzker? Priztker has three interviews: one faculty, one student, and one with Dean Lombard. I felt that the student interview was more of a chance for the student to sell the school to applicants. The day is well organized and you will know who you will interviewing when you arrive. If you are flying into Midway, take the 55 Garfield bus. It will cost you only $1.50 to get to campus. " Report Response

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