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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 was the most interesting question?

"Do you believe that someone with affirmitive action status, i.e. any minority, should have first grabs at admission?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you eliminate the need for affirmitive action?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I studied medical sociology which hits all of the high points. I also studied bioethics and fomulated logical arguments for the issues I support." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I love Seattle. Not much else, it truly was the worst experience of my life. NOTE- this was LAST JANUARY; not this year!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Quite a bit. My interviewer, Dr. Notebom, for the most part. I did not have a chance from the very first moment he began his interogation. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would have requested a different interviewer. I've read the previous comments, and the interviews definitely seem to be getting better this year. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This feedback is from last year. I was an interviewee from the WAMMI states and I was prompted to write a response due to all of the negative feedback regarding last years WAMI interviews, specifically regarding Dr. Notebom (spelling?). Although I don't think he is malicous, I do beleive you should request a different interviewer if you know you've got him. Don't be afraid to do this!!! UW is a great school and you deserve a fair shot at getting in. People with lower MCAT's and GPA's got in before me because I did not respond well to my interviewer. It was the worst experience of my life! It was NOT because I was underprepared. It was my fifth interview of the year so I felt pretty good going in. My only adice is to request that you do NOT have Dr. Notebom as an interviewer and you'll have a fair chance." Report Response

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