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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?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Generic questions... although familiar with your AMCAS application." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How has your [subject] research background impacted your desire to become a doctor? (I spent last 2 years doing [subject] research)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How does the your country of origin's healthcare system compare to ours?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interviews with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"School heavily funded by generous grants from local biotech firms. Location on Montlake Cut is beautiful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Aging, cramped facilities. bored/overworked lead interviewer (he actually walked out of an interview to take a cell phone call on the day i was there). huge difference in quality of Wash, Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming... (In-state) resident applicants and out of of state applicants -- they obviously have two standards." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"While I was correct in understanding that UW had very high quality research facilities, I was incorrect in assuming that there was sufficient space for these facilities. many labs were cramped, poorly lit, and in an aging, although ideally located, facility." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Poor. During the day, UW interviewed roughly 30 mostly non-traditional applicants. Many of whom verbally complained during the tour of poor quality of interviews (some interviews were only 2 on one instead of 3 on one -- others were cut short). Maybe we caught the office on an "off" day but should the applicants suffer for that?" 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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