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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 are your interests in public health?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you want the committee to know?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How are you going to balance public health and medicine in your career?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read AMCAS/Wisconsin secondary, arrived a day ahead and talked to students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are wholesome and friendly; the facilities are very nice; Madison is a great city; the curriculum is well-integrated; chances to go abroad for electives; emphasis on public health." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"More than 80 percent of the students are from Wisconsin and many seem a little sheltered (never left Wisconsin)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The purposes of the interview are (1) to sell the school to you, (2) to learn what motivates you to do medicine, and (3) to give you a chance to add things to your application -- updates, new ideas, whatever. Your interviewer will submit a letter to the committee with whatever you say you want them to know. Also, there is a real emphasis on selecting students who are comfortable in the setting and modest. Arrogance and trotting out your CV will get you nowhere." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"8am meet, hear from dean of students about curric., others about the clinical resources and the admissions process, 10am interview either in the school or at the neighboring hospital with a physician not on the committee, 10:45 tour the school, 11:15 lunch and financial aid talk, 12:00 quasi-interview/personality check with to current students and two or three other applicants (this is informal conversation - ask lots of questions about the school, don't be aggressive, be likeable), 1pm tour the hospital, 2pm recap of electives opportunities (billed as Diversity talk), 2:30 done." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Memorial Union

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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