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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

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

"questions about current problems with our health care system. " Report Response

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

"question on stem cell research. " Report Response

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

"where do you see yourself in 10-15-20 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"compare and contrast the health care situation in my home land and the US. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing too difficult. but they did want me to predict the outcome of the iraq war, which was challenging but doable. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this site, UW bioethics site, NY times, health care assesment books, med ethics books, and mock interviews. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"dr hunt's presentation. very straight forward with no bull. really highlighted udub's other strengths, which are masked by its reign as the top primary care school. he actually can't wait until udub drops from number 1 so that it can become more apparent. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the WWAMI program is their greatest strength but also their greatest weakness. it does not guarantee consistent training, but they are trying to fix that with assigning each student a single faculty mentor for all 4 years. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i knew that research was required, but i didn't know that there were more options than simple data collection and interpretation. they have a very appealling program where you can do a 10 week community assesment (travel, room, and stipend provided) in a variety of underserved areas, including international. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"seriously guys, there are not out to interrogate you. maybe they used to, but i saw none of that. mutual respect was evident. they were genuinely interested in getting to know me and a large protion of the interview were discussions unique to my situation. they did throw in a few expected hard ball question but i did a lot of prep before hand. i can see that if i didn't i probably be feeling pretty sick right now. these questions were fair game and a few follow up questions were asked but they weren't out to challenge me, just looking to see the depth of my understanding. those people with negative feedback probably didn't prepare well or just don't understand the reasoning for the interviewer's actions. a seperate note... don't let the tour fool you. the labs they show you are run down, but these are the labs that are close in proximity. go further west and you'll see all the brand new labs. the udub affiliated fred hutch cancer research center is a beautiful campus with great labs. the school's NIH funding should speak for itself. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2003

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