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  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Who would you choose at Time's Man of the Year? (got a negative response to my choice)" Report Response

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

"Which states have socialized medicine? (by the way the answer is Hawaii)" Report Response

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

"Your terminal cancer patient wants 60 sleeping pills do you prescribe them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about a patient you worked with. Me: Any specific type of patient, or incident? Them: Just tell us about one." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How are you going to fix the health care crisis in America?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Med Ethics website, review all the stuff they sent me. I really wish I had read a book on health policy. I feel like I got raked over the coals on that one." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Admissions staff was very helpful, and Dr. Hunt's presentation at lunch was very informative." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview. I felt totally raked over the coals, and came out feeling about 2 inches tall. I felt a lack of respect and a very negative undertone. The interview made me seriously question if I would want to go to a school that treats students like that from the begining." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The negative vibe given off by the staff. It may just have been my impression, but it seems it kind of wears off on the students too. They were still happy to be in med school, but by no means seems overwhelmingly enthusiastic about their school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt like I had been to the underworld. It was the least fun experience I have had in the last 3 years. No warm fuzzies here. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2003

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