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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

No Response

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 causes burnout, and how will you avoid it in your career?" Report Response

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

"What do your previous career position and the role of physician have in common?" Report Response

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

"How would you reform the healthcare system with infinite resources?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced at home w/ S.O., read through the UWSOM question list online, and wrote down notes for each answer." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers themselves, as well as other faculty members whom I have worked with previously." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The UWSOM students I met who bragged about how little work they have to do for their classes as well as their lack of community involvement, the poor organization of the interview day, the fact that the content portion of the information session lasted ~15 minutes, the dearth of resources at the regional site where I interviewed, and the regional site's prejudice against students who want to pursue research." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That 95% of the questions would be from the UWSOM list." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I have no idea how this program is ranked as a "Top 10" school. Maybe the Washington program is different, but you could not pay me enough to attend one of the regional sites." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

No Response

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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

No Response

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

No Response

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

No Response

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

No Response

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

No Response

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Visit other admissions teams to see what they are doing, because as the "face" of the program for applicants, what you do matters. Hold a full-length interview day that gives more in-depth information about your program to potential students. Don't assume that every student who interviews will want to attend your school no matter what you do (or don't do) on the interview day, so put in the effort to impress students, to inform them about your program, and also to make them feel wanted. Find student advocates who aren't apathetic about their medical careers." Report Response

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