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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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What do you think an underserved community needs? How would you contribute?" Report Response

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

"When a patient with a terminal illess (could die in 2 weeks) and who is in incredible pain, asked you how many pills it takes to kill her, what do you do? What if her daughter came back a week later and asked you what you had told her mother, would you give her the infomation? If she died that following week, and you have to put down the cause of death on her death certificate, would you write down anything (assuming that you told her the information in the first place)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the new Medicare bill?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Whare are 3 current problems in our health care? How would you solve it? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, mock interviews, read the NY Times, The Economist; review the bioethic website (on UW webpage)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly, positive and welcoming. The presentation about the school by Dr. Hunt was very informative and straight forward (no sale pitch here, just a realistic view!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour could be much better. Since I went here for my undergrad, I know the facilities and programs at the UW are great and its ranking position should testify for that. The 10-min tour was not truly representative of UW top quality-facilities. UW is huge and I think they simply do not have the time to show you all of that." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UW's curriculum is quite rigorous compare to other universities; however, the students seem to be happy here." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UW is changing its immage. My overall experience is very positive, although this was my first interview. As long as you read this website and prepare for the questions, you should be fine. Some people may find it uncomfortable after the interview because they did not study the issues that UW thinks you should know. It's one of the top schools, so I guess they expect something from you. Don't stress out: just be yourself, be smart and study issues ahead, most questions from this site should definitely help." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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