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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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 were your negative controls for this experiment?" Report Response

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

"What field are you interested in? Will you continue to do research? Would you be interested in doing a summer rotation in my lab?" Report Response

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

"My faculty interviewer discussed his surgical practice and compared it to family med (my other choice) which was really informative and gave me a lot to think about. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's wrong with your husband?! (I was asked this by a surgeon who had just heard that my husband's most hated rotation in medical school was surgery)He was joking, of course. Mostly the questions were in regard to discrepancies in my file and my research." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How are you going to handle medical school with children. Luckily, I was prepared for this." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked at this website, reread my application and ironed my shirt." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new facility, students and the way that the school takes care of it's students. The UW campus has a lot of programs for parents and married students - even housing and daycare." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Dean Skocalak (sp?) - the woman is NOT a good representative of the school. I've heard her speak several times and she always rubs me wrong. She claimed that ten percent of people who fail the boards do so because they didn't do their work for the first two years but rather went golfing. She just generally failed to take responsibility for the school's shortcomings and didn't seem to care about the students. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No one from the admissions committee is present during the day - if I had known that, I might have felt more relaxed during the orientation and talks." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I will definately go here if accepted - much better than the other schools that I have interviewed at." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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