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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor, and why should we support you in that?" Report Response

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

"If we had to narrow it down to one quality, what one thing qualifies you to entrance to UW?" Report Response

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

"What is the problem with medicine in America, and what would you do to fix it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know how doctors function in developing countries?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were several ethical questions, dealing with Jehovah Witnesses and blood transfusions, and a suicidal geriatric patient, and others." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"READ the UW bioethics site! They expect you to have answers to ethical questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I heard that interviews were really confrontational: they were really tough, but the interviewers were friendly and conversational." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They don't bother AT ALL to show themselves off. The tour was really horrible. I guess that just shows you how good they are, but it kinda makes you feel like they don't think you're important to them." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well, I wish I had known more about international medicine, but if wasn't that it would have been something else. Just me yourself, you know." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Much better than I thought it would be." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2002

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