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  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What would you tell a patient who calls you up to say goodbye because he's been storing up pills and is going to take them as soon as he gets off the phone with you?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"If you couldn't become a doctor, what career would you go into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were czar of the world, how would you fix health care?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you tell a patient who calls you up to say goodbye because he's been storing up pills and is going to take them as soon as he gets off the phone with you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read UW's Bioethics site, read "Health Care Meltdown" by Robert LeBow, researched my state's health care concerns, kept up on current events (CNN, NY Times, etc.)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed with how concerned the interviewers were with getting to know me so that they could present an effective case for me at the next executive committee meeting." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was disappointed by the apathy of the tour guide." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known how competitive the applicant pool was at interview time. We were told that only a third of us would get in. (1/3 isn't really that competitive, but I wish I had known ahead of time.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a great interview experience. The interviewers were friendly, sincere, and genuinely concerned with getting to know me. I really believed that they were my advocates for the executive committee. I definitely got the sense that I would be happy spending 4 years of my life at UWSOM." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/04/2003

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