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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"See above." Report Response

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

"You are an Oregon physician and a patient with terminal illness asks for a month's supply of barbituates. What do you do?" Report Response

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

"Tell us about some of your clinical experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think it is ethically reasonable for the surgeons in West Virginia to go on strike?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How has the economic downfall in Washington state affected the healthcare community? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Subscribed to AMnews, JAMA, and NEJM. Kept up to date with current events. And, of course, reviewed the interview feedback from this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were cordial and non-confrontational with respect to the feedback I've read regarding the "tortuous UW experience." The lunch with admissions staff and medical students gave me a very positive outlook on their admissions criteria and process. An overall great experience! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing...the University of Washington was my first choice going in and remains my first choice today." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"For all Vegetarians...bring a small lunch with you..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Prior to the interview my nerves were spiked as I expected a confrontational atmosphere, this was not the case. Though the interview was challenging and thorough, in short, if you know why you want to pursue medicine it's a great experience." Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2003

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