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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?

5 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?

Closed file

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

"Asked me stuff about my volunteer experiences, shadowing doctors." Report Response

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

"What's the biggest problem in health care today? (I got more health care questions than ethics)" Report Response

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

"What are some of the hardships doctors face today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your biggest disappointment in life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If an illegal alien needed an expensive prescription he couldn't pay for, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site, mock interviews with co-worker and premed advisor, read everything about health care, read the UW med ethics site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were friendly, they didn't ask really challenging questions that make you defend yourself." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lunch presentations were boring, if only because I went to UW as an undergrad" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That UW is really really fast in sending you an interview invitation after you send in your secondary (If you've got good grades). Send in your secondary when you're good and ready!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was nice, my interviewers asked easier questions than I saw on this site, consequently I was ready for all the hard questions but not the "easy" ones. The admissions staff were friendly too. Lunch presentations were kind of fast and not too informative for me, but then again I went to UW. The students you have lunch with are so great, they love this school (and they said they had terrible interviews, which goes to show that a bad interview doesn't reflect that poorly. I hope!!)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2003

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