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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Was there ever a time when you let someone down?" Report Response

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

"What types of current events do you follow?" Report Response

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

"Name someone who doesn't like you and why they don't." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite movie?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you define maturity, and how can you demonstrate to me that you have it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked over sdn, my app, walked around the campus the night before to figure out where everything was" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The whole day was really well-organized, and even the down-time was ok bc the other pre-med students were really nice/interesting. Everyone was really helpful, funny; really got the impression they wanted you, plus the campus is BEAUTIFUL" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"there's very very little to do in Hyde Park without a car-- no downtown like other campuses (you know, restaurants, stores, movie theaters), everything is really spread out. public transportation is also a little confusing and takes forever to get anywhere" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got to Chicago the night before, checked into International House (really nice, quaint dorm, only $50/night), then figured out where the admissions office was for the next day. Went back to Int'l House, and was hoping to maybe talk to some students, but it was *really* quiet (maybe it was exam period?), not many people just hanging out, but nice nonetheless. Interview day starts around 9am, someone gives you a little one-hour schpeal about the school, then you have a 1-hr interview with a student in the morning (10am or 11am), followed by an informal lunch and tour with a bunch of med students, then another interview with a doctor/faculty in the afternoon (2pm or 3pm). Overall, I had a REALLY great time. The student questions were probably "harder" but it's really more of a see how you think kind of deal; I was a little more perplexed by my doctor interview, which only lasted 30 minutes, but she was nice nonethless. Lunch and interview were really funny, the medstudents were really great, and I could tell I'd really like it there (despite the isolation and cold weather)" Report Response

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