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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?

6 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?

2

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)?

"Dissected my essays and asked about my experiences." Report Response

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

"Why is universal healthcare so difficult to attain in the US." Report Response

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

"Why I wanted to be a physician." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If healthcare was universalized, what would physicians lose and what would patients lose." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UW bioethics website along with just staying on top of what's happening in the news and world. Listen to NPR/BBC to learn more about international healthcare!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very friendly staff, students, and city. It was great, I fell in love the moment I left the airport for Seattle, and I've never been there before. The people were so accomodating and the interviewers seemed like they REALLY wanted to get to know ME. The neglected GPA/MCAT at that point, it was all on the essays and interview!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"CAn't say much here, possibly that during one of the questions I was asked to stop and another question was asked. But I guess that wasn't so bad because I found it soon after I got in so I guess the interview went well! :-)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Coming from California, I didn't know the residency status requirements for Washington. I wish I would've thought about this earlier so I could've asked more questions regarding it during the day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As stated above, it was great. I really felt like I was not trying to sell myself, but rather trying to just converse with my interviewers. The second interview of the day for me was even better, we didn't even formally interview, it was more like a chat. WE just talked about everything from sports to weather, it was wonderful! What can I say, I loved it!!" Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2004

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