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  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Milwaukee
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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 makes you happy? When is a time you have been misjudged in your life? What is an obstacle you have had to overcome in your life? What are your strengths and weaknesses when you are the leader in a small group?" Report Response

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

"Who should be our next president? How do you feel about foreign policy and the situation in Iraq? What do you think about affirmative action?" Report Response

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

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare in the US? What do you do if a young girl comes to you who needs STD treatment, but she does not want to tell her parents about it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When makes you happy?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What makes you happy?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MCW website, talked to my host, read up on healthcare issues, watched news for current events." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The applicant host program! Everyone should do it. My host was great and she made the whole experience very low-stress and comfortable. Students seem really nice and NORMAL. The medical school building is very nice, and the library is nice. Admissions staff and director Michael Istwan are very nice, friendly, and approachable. They tell you whether you get in within two weeks or so. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm from a big city so I cannot really imagine myself in Milwaukee. But honestly, this school seems great for anyone from Wisconsin or anyone who doesn't really care for living in a big city. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview day is quite long. You get there at 8 AM if you stay with a host and it ends at 4:30 or so. It's a little tiring!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was the one who likes to ask about foreign policy - if you get him, don't stress out, just talk about the issues and how you feel about them! I don't think we are being judged on our standpoints. The student interview was basically a conversation, really chill. I really enjoyed the whole MCW experience - including the Thursday night social, applicant host program, etc. A couple of us even went out to some pubs the night before, which made the whole experience more relaxed, not stressful. The interview day was good too (although the faculty interview was a bit difficult). Overall a really great experience at MCW!" Report Response

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