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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Man on ventillator wants to have ventillator out even though he won't live without it. What do you do?" Report Response

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

"42 million people are uninsured in america today, what would you do to revise the healthcare system to rectify this situation?" Report Response

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

"(My first question) What have you been doing lately?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Of all the countries you've been to, which had the best/most interesting health care system?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If one of your friends was to describe you, what would they say positively AND negatively about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read UW Bioethics site (VERY helpful, PLEASE read it), Read up on healthcare issues, reflected on any possible question and any follow up questions that could be asked, tried to relax and be as natural as possible." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admission staff were incredibly friendly and helped to curb the nervousness, my interviewers were really warm, receptive, and made sure I wasn't nervous. Dr. Samson is the nicest guy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Dr. Samson and his interview crew were 40 minutes late to interview me! It was ok cuz it gave me some time to relax after having a HORRENDOUS time finding parking. They don't let you park just anywhere . . . it's very hidden, secluded, and only those who know the secret UW handshake are allowed to partake in their parking facilities. Freaking rediculous! Give yourself PLENTY of time to get there and find parking . . . and I mean WAY more time than you would EVER think necessary." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Dr. Samson's reputation for being cold and standoffish is completely false. He was really warm and had a good sense of humor and told me right off the bat to relax because there was no need to be nervous. Man did that help! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Basically they just wanted to get to know me. They asked me a lot of questions about my applications, my travels, current events pertaining to my interests, etc. I got one ethical question and the usual healthcare question about finding a solution for insuring the uninsured, but nothing was that difficult nor surprising. Good experience overall except for the parking issues." 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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