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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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Is this the only school you applied to?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get in this year?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Were the people in Ireland happy with their healthcare system? (I had studied there)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think so many doctors don't take Medicaid patients? Are they just in it for the money?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over application, UW bioethics site, books on health care." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed incredibly happy and were extremely impressed by the quality of instruction. Staff in the admissions office were very friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although the interviewers were pleasant, I didn't feel like they really wanted to get to know me. One of them just sat there and barely asked any questions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the lunch would be spaghetti and meatballs ... I'm a vegetarian. Bring food if you're planning to be there all day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a good experience. At times I felt like the interview was more of an exam than a conversation, but that's to be expected. The admissions staff were very helpful and straightforward about the process. Although it was stressful, it was much less so 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?

12/03/2002

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