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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?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

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

"Basically what everyone already said. I might as well just tell you all of them. Why med? Where do you see yourself years from now? What are some current problems in med in US? What is the deal with the aging population? What should we do about it? Is the Canadian system a possible solution? Why do HMOs cut off services? Why do people specialize when there is primary care shortage? What books do I read? Tell us about a personal failure. Tell us about a person in your volunteer program. If patient wants prescription to buy drugs in Canada, do you do it? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None. They were all pretty mainstream." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about one of your failures. I made it harder because I went into how it ended up with some positive results in the long run and so she asked, "then why was it a failure?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Bodenheimer, Understanding Health Policy (thank God for that one), mock interviews, SDN, books with lists of med school interview questions. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"That my panel was actually nice. The other interviewers were cool too, and willing to share how their interview went. Oh, and lunch with First-Years. And ESPECIALLY, the rapid response. We got our results the next morning after the interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That I still may have to wait unti April to find out whether I'm in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Dr. Samson personally decides who gets in after the ranked alternate list is exhausted. Not that it changes anything. I just found it interesting." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a good experience. The panel was nice. One guy seemed a little sleepy, but that's really all I can complain about. There were a lot of gaps in the day so bring a book. And if you have an early morning slot, be happy. You won't have to miss the lunch discussions or worry about it all day. There isn't much more I can say that hasn't been said." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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