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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?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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 was the most interesting question?

"We talked alot about my current work." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the most difficult situation that you've faced, and how did you deal with it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked at the UW bioethics site (one of the ethics questions came directly from it), read SDN, etc" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"talking with admissions staff and the students, the latter of which really enjoy the UW" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the interviewers was either half asleep or trying to provoke me. He kept asking ridiculously stupid questions, and only stopped (or let up?) after I had corrected him 5 or 6 times." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviews are almost always behind schedule (I waited 30 minutes!), so bring a book." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was the most intense interview that I've done. The interviewers (with the exception of the one described above) were not unfriendly, but were extremely serious, and they didn't seem too interested in getting to know me as a person. Rather, I felt like I was taking a test, and am disappointed that the UW feels that they need to take this approach to screening applicants." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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