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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?

40 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)?

"What are three major healthcare problems a physician has to deal with?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? How did you come to the dicission to study medicine?" Report Response

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

"If the government can not adjust their budget to try to insure the 43 million uninsured Americans today, what other solutions do you suggest for this problem?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your opinion on programs where American physicians work overseas for a certain period of time? Some say these programs do not account for what happens after the physicians leave the area and there is no longer the expertise/technology/service for the community to continue after the physician is gone. What do you think about that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethical question: An elderly Asian women came to the hospital and was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She refuses to take the medication required and wants to take herbal medication instead. What would you do? If you need to convince her to take the medication, what resources would you use? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked at the questions from this website, read health news, researched issues on medicare and healthcare problems in the US, and did a mock interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The UW has many programs that allow you to work in underserved communities and even internationally. Also, you can study/work in any of the WWAMI states during the four years you are in school. For example, you can go to Alaska for a clinical rotation or some program. I liked that the interview was semi-blinded." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was not very good. It only showed where you would attend your classes. I studied in the UW for my undergrad so that was not interesting for me. I suggest that the tour should include a visit to the hospital where students will be working and also a tour of the labs and other facilities. I did not learn anything from the tour. Also, the admissions staff should try to arrange the interviews so we don't have to miss any presentations. I had to leave the presentations given after the lunch early so I can go to my interview. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If i knew the tour would not include a visit to the hospital or the labs, I would probably have skipped it. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I went on a tour in the morning and after the tour went to have lunch with the medical students. After the lunch there was a presentation from the financial aid office, the office of multicultural affairs and the addmission office. After that I had my interview and then I had another interview with the office of multiculural affairs. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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