More from this Member All students and staff seemed sincerely happy to be there." Why a doctor and not one of the others?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Well everyone (including current students) says that parking is such a huge issue, but I'm from a big city so I didn't think it was so bad." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "All the questions were expected- why medicine, why UW, what are your best and worst traits, etc." one interviewer said that everyone always sits across the table when they can sit right next to them, thought it would have been interesting. " More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Keep doing what you are doing." Students are very prepared technically for residency. More from this Member | Report Response, "Hostility of faculty and condescending attitude regarding applicants. More from this Member | Report Response, "the close knit network More from this Member i interviewed on halloween and at noon there was a costume context in the main atrium that everyone (including admissions staff) went to!" | Report Response, "You previously addressed one of your flaws. | Report Response, "Tell me about this professor who was on the Rock and Roll hall of fame." The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is a professional school for the study of medicine and public health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. | Report Response, "Reviewed my AMCAS, secondary application, a health care ethics book, SDN interview feedback forum, and perusing the school's web site." | Report Response, "What area of medicine do you want to pursure? More from this Member | Report Response, "That it was so laid back, nothing to stress about at all." | Report Response, "Specifics from PS, activities, application" Madison really wants to impress its interviewees, whether its the fact that you meet with a M1, M2 and a M4, or that they handpick exciting interviewers; they impressed me. More from this Member | Report Response, "Awesome facilities. | Report Response, "Thought about the questions the email gave us to think about before the interview." New medical school for 2004" He talks about the program for about an hour. It was obvious the interview was phony and intentionally stressful. | Report Response, "Describe yourself holistically as an applicant..." More from this Member The group that didn't do the cutting is taught and shown the relevant anatomy by the other group. More from this Member More from this Member The morning presentation includes a detailed powerpoint review of the curriculum (very helpful). More from this Member | Report Response, "Do you think your circuitous path to medicine puts you at a disadvantage in any way?" | Report Response, "It's really as relaxed as everyone claims!" More from this Member Education is central to the mission of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. New buliding, the learning facilities are awesome. i got the distinct feeling that it's the Madison-area medical school." More from this Member Talked about my family and my background growing up." They really don't have that diverse a patient-population to draw from so they send you away for some of your clinical rotations. | Report Response, "Oh, so you do XX activity? wow. | Report Response, "Overall a very plesent day, extremely laid back. | Report Response, "If I could tell the selection committee anything what would you want me to tell them?" More from this Member Everyone is friendly and seemed very happy, even though I interviewed the week before exam week. They enjoy their power, learn from that." | Report Response, "Talked about my unique educational background and how that affected me in college." | Report Response, "He once said, "You seem like you're a fighter." More from this Member More from this Member etc." | Report Response, "What has been your most accomplished non-academic activity?" | Report Response, "To get cheesecurds at the state capitol. More from this Member asked in a circuitous fashion." | Report Response, "When did you decide medicine was for you?" | Report Response, "The old facilities, but it doesn't matter because next year's class will be in a BRAND NEW medical school!" More from this Member | Report Response, "What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response, "nothing in particular--very conversational" | Report Response, "Nothing, just a conversation" | Report Response, "Give a better indication of when decisions will be made and applicants notified." More from this Member | Report Response, "The facilities at Madison are amazing, if you get an interview I would suggest sticking around for the hospital tour." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Do you have any questions for me (I had some, but I was asked this ~3 times, and drew a blank at the end) | Report Response, "I didn't prepare" | Report Response, "If I were conducting this interview with your friends, about you, what kind of person would they say you are and what would they say about you?" They really just try to see your personality and see if you can connect with them. | Report Response, "School website / interviewfeedback.com / mock interview" I later sent her a thank you note. More from this Member More from this Member It was very easy to lead the discussion to talk about things that you want to. " Questions were kept to a minimum and we mainly talked. It was nice to talk to the first year students to a flavor to student life at UW." For the most part, they were just interested in hearing about my research and future plans." There are numerous bike paths, especially along the lake. More from this Member | Report Response, "This isn't the first time I interviewed here. | Report Response, "Why Madison?" | Report Response, "Where I grew up, and what I think of Madison. " Everyone was very friendly and helpful. " Older students are very open and helpful. More from this Member More from this Member That's pretty much it. | Report Response, "Reviewed my application" More from this Member We just chatted and asked q's about the school, nothing scary about it. More from this Member The people were SO nice--the students, the faculty, the MST Program administrators, everyone. | Report Response, "none really" I would up interview with a PA instead of a doctor. Everybody was extremely helpful and cordial." More from this Member | Report Response, "nothing, I go to school at Wisconsin and have a few friends at the medical school" More from this Member Just plan your route ahead of time because there is construction on almost every street of Madison." | Report Response, "Read AMCAS, secondarys, read current issues in healthcare-- some people have written that a suit is not required, but I would highly recommend one, better overdressed than under" | Report Response, "I didn't really do much" More from this Member it seemed that 90% of the students are from UW and half the students went to the same high school in Madison (certain interviewees kept noticing med students they new in high school.) My interviewer asked me the Big-3 questions, and that was all." Our student tour guide was a first year and it was her first tour, so the tour could have been a bit better." 378: 2456-2458. More from this Member | Report Response, "The hospitality was wonderful." More from this Member More from this Member Also, the presentation on the school by the dean of admissions was pretty honest, summarizing course strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response, "Why medicine?" | Report Response, " | Report Response, "I really liked everything about the school. | Report Response, "That the social event the night before is really a roundtable Q and A." | Report Response, "If you were accepted here and [another school], would you come here?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Nothing- It was a great experience. | Report Response, "How passionate the professors, med students, deans, adcom were of the school." | Report Response, "Is there anything else you would like to add?" Many of the people interviewing weren't wearing suits/ties. More from this Member It has plenty of green space and is situated on a beautiful lake. The first interview is one-on-one with someone associated with the medical school and very conversational. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Asked me about a particular activity in my file" | Report Response, "I read over my AMCAS, personal statement, practiced for the questions in the email, looked over the schools website and literature and looked at this site. " More from this Member the interviewer did not have any designated questions, he just inquired about things as i talked." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "What is the biggest issue facing -insert country I volunteered in- ?" We discussed things that were not necessarily related to medicine, but eventually found its way back. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member -Add 2-3 hours on to your estimated time of arrival to account for weather and traffic. | Report Response, "The usual general questions overall, with well thought questions specific to my personal application file (I am an older student)." | Report Response, "Absolutely low-stess interview. More from this Member My interviewer, a professor for M1s, M2s, and M4s, was highly regarded by the students. " More from this Member Most hospitals I've been in are nicer. | Report Response, "very canned, as has been stated by others on this forum. More from this Member | Report Response, "There are about 5 towers that release smog into the air." More from this Member i felt very welcomed and taken care of throughout the weekend. " | Report Response, "Tell me about a challenge you faced and overcame?" Bear in mind that I come from a farm and cringe at city life. " SDN is independent and nonprofit. More from this Member "What are you looking for in a medical school?" | Report Response, "website, reviewed application" More from this Member Interestingly, the interviewers get your AMCAS application, but not your secondary essay, letters of rec, or transcripts." More from this Member More from this Member After that, I went on my 1-on-1 interview with an MD who was amazingly friendly. | Report Response, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. | Report Response, "school website, SDN" | Report Response, "Tell me about x activity" It's not worth it!!! More from this Member | Report Response, "How would you deal with family members who have different ideas about keeping a loved one on life support?" | Report Response, "How do you think you will be an asset to this school?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Explain to me some of the challenges you will face practicing medicine and how you would approach these challenges." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Everyone talks about how the interviews at Madison are a piece of cake. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Describe yourself in one word" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member There are 2 interviews, an overview of the curriculum and changes, a video of the new building, and a tour. " | Report Response, "Not one student I talked to claimed to have anything they disliked about the school. He didn't grill me at all and made me feel comfortable. More from this Member | Report Response, "Medical student culture. | Report Response, "A truly laid back experience. | Report Response, "It was a good experience, except for the interviews, a lot of the other interviewers that day complained about their interviewers being nervous, and awkward - as was mine. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "(Student interview): There is a quote "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase" - how can this apply to something in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response, "none-- conversational" More from this Member | Report Response, "How do you deal with stress?" | Report Response, "Looking at your Personal Statement I can tell that your family is very important to you, How does attending Univeristy of Wisconsin affect this? ), the lack of parking (but they have a good bus and shuttle system), the numerous one-way streets and the weather (it was quite cold). " Everyone at the school really wanted us to feel comfortable. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member We did get a lot of valuable information and we were kept busy all day. | Report Response, "SDN, practicing with friends, researched healthcare topics" The buildings are beautiful and full of historic character, and the maple trees in autumn there look amazing. | Report Response, "The hospital is poorly designed. More from this Member | Report Response, "the interview was very laid back and conversational" | Report Response, "my interviewers were awful! " Make sure you wear shoes you can walk for an hour in." One of the faculty members exclaimed, "This must be dark suit day!". " More from this Member | Report Response, "Best interview you will have, nobody in my group really had a negative experience." You make more time for patients? '' to indirectly bash the school has no,... 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