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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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Open file

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

"What have you been doing for the last two years?" Report Response

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

"What are some challenges you foresee if you pursue rural medicine?" Report Response

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

"Who should be Time Magazine's Person of the Year?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is wrong with a specific federal grant program that serves rural hospitals? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How should we balance the desire to have health care for all people with the financial realities of providing such care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application, read through the UW website, talked with students who interviewed there, had friends mock interview me, especially on ethical questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, faculty and school in general are really committed to providing health care in a huge region that is underserved in many locations. There are lots of opportunities for rotating throughout a five-state region." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was very short and we didn't see the hospital or lab facilities. UW is also kind of old-fashioned in that they don't have problem-based learning." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The tour is not great. I probably would have skipped it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A good, very challenging interview. The interviewers really made me think and defend some of my ideas and beliefs. This is definitely a great school, but be prepared for a farily difficult interview experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/07/2002

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