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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?

5 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)?

"Why should we choose you?" Report Response

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

"They wanted to know a lot about my clinical experiences. They wanted to know about my most memorable patients etc..." Report Response

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

"At the end they asked, "Is there anything that we haven't touched on that you wanted to make sure we knew about you?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A patient is brought to the ER and has had a massive MI. He dies before anyone has a chance to do anything to him. The attending physician approaches you and asks if you would like to practice your intubation skills on him. What do you do? How about a put in a sub-clavian? What if the family is right outside waiting to view him? Do you ask them if they mind?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Lots and lots of detailed healthcare policy -- especially financial issues. How would you fund this? How are you going to pay for that? How do you fix the system right now?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site, read (thoroughly) the ethics web site, studied up on medicare/medicaid stats, updated myself on current healthcare issues (cloning, medical mistakes etc...)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The lunch with the students and dean was great. Even though the food is bad, don't skip lunch. Dr. Hunt gave us such great insight on the admissions process and I left feeling really good. The students gave some good information - mostly on the social side of things - but they didn't really have much to say in general." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking!!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. Reading this website pretty much prepared me for everything I was going to see." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really nervous going into this based on what I had read from candidates that interviewed earlier in the season. My experience, however, was nothing like what I read. I never felt they were confrontational or that I was being interrogated. I felt like I was involved in a discussion. The interviewers were very friendly and were not 'stone-faced' at all. It was a very relaxed atmosphere. I felt like they wanted me to succeed and were very supportive. Their intent is to find out if you can think on your feet, if you can hold a professional conversation, and how you handle the stress of the interview (or perceived stress). They don't expect you to know all the health care policy or ethics answers. You're not a doctor (yet). They just want to know if you have an opinion and if you'll stand by your word. Be yourself and don't throw canned answers back at them - they'll be able to tell. They are there to get to know YOU, not a facade." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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