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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What are problems with health care today and what would you do to fix them?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"Being married with a child, do you see your profession interferring in your family life?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Cancer patient of yours comes into your office stressed out and is at the end of her rope. She asks you to prescribe her a months worth of pain pills and sleeping pills. You suspect that she wants to committ suicide. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None--really. I was expecting many difficult questions, but was surprised that all of them were relatively "easy." They asked a lot about health care problems and reform." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback, U of Wash Ethics site, a few journal articles on health care reform." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The kindness of the interviewers. I was honestly expecting three cold, stone-faced interviewers. What I found was that they were extremely accomodating and understanding. They made sure not to get too emotional during the interview, but they were not cold or confrontational by any means." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour wasn't too interesting--just classrooms,etc. Didn't get to see any labs--tour guide was kind of an interesting person." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview wouldn't be so stressful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt like I overprepared myself way too much. I do have friends, however, that have interviewed there recently and they had the "confrontational" interview. So, I guess it really depends on who the interviewers were. The school has so many programs in place for their students the get early clinical experience and ample exposure to rural, primary care. It was a great experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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