Re: Medical College of Wisconsin Interview
Posted by anishajivan on February 12, 2017, 5:05 pm, in reply to "Re: Medical College of Wisconsin Interview"
Hello. So, I went for the MCW AA interview this past Thursday, the 9th. It was for Group 3, so they have two more groups to interview. |
My experience was great, and I was very impressed actually. The faculty and students are very professional and organized, and everyone is so kind to each other and genuinely want to help one another out. They encourage your feedback and questions, especially Professor Stout who is great.
I strongly suggest that if you are invited for an interview, you go to the pre-reception interview day (normally held a day prior to your interview date). It is a chance to mingle with students who are in your shoes, as well as the actual faculty members that will be interviewing you on your big day! They are very open to talk to, and will not make interview day as daunting and intimidating.. which is pretty much the main reason why they hold the dinner. I love that this program is the only one that does something like that also. They are very considerate and want the students to feel comfortable since they know we are nervous and anxious thinking about the interview.
On interview day, it was two separate 30 minute interviews.. each with 2 faculty members. I was asked questions relating to my resume, my work ethic, and my story as to why I wanted to be an AA or how I got interested in the field of anesthesia. Also, I was asked if there was an ethical dilemma I've been in and what my weakness was and how i'm improving on it today, and to give them a time when I've put someone else's needs in front of mine. Very general questions that should not catch you off guard.
I was told from a graduate student that is already going there that he got accepted just by having a normal conversation with the interviewers and that they didn't even get a chance to ask him any interview questions! So yeah, just think of the interview as a conversation that you're having with normal people. They mainly just want to get to know you.
Good luck to those of you reading who have interview invitations. Hope this helps!