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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?

Closed file

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

"how is the canadian system different from the US? what are the main problems of the US system? what would you do to change it? why is that a solution? is cost the only factor? (as you can see, we went on this topic for a good amount of time)" Report Response

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

"time magazine usually has a person of the year. who do you think it should be and why? what about a person of jan-feb? (that was an odd follow-up question, but i think they knew it. :P)" Report Response

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

"what is medicare? what is medicaid? Bush recently proposed changes to the medicare system-what do you think? just be honest if you don't everything about it. they seemed to understand." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"kid needs a blood transfusion but his parents are jehovah's witnesses-what do you do? what if they still refuse?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"so is there anything else you'd like to say about yourself? it caught me off guard because it was one of the few personal question they asked about me. i didn't have any personal questions for the majority of the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"2 mock interviews, kept up with the news, SDN, read up on healthcare(thank God!)-the Understanding Health Policy: A clinical Approach is a good book, read over my AMCAS, read the UW bioethics website, relaxed the day before" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UW is a great school-this not my first time interviewing, so i basically knew everything going in. they have a lot of community outreach programs and a new mentorship program that seems really exciting." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"it was hard to gauge how you were doing throughout the interview. they were pretty neutral-no matter what you said." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"it was hard to tell how the interview went, they were pretty neutral about it. they asked me A LOT of questions about the US healthcare system and about Canada's and how i would change it. a lot of ethics questions too. i can't remember one personal question, so at the end it threw me off when they asked if i wanted to tell them something about myself. it's hard to tell how it went. i was really nervous because it's my top choice. life would be great if i got into UW. :)" 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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