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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?

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 do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

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

"There were many questions about why I want to be a doctor." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you design a new chemotherapeutic drug for children, would you test it on children?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All of the questions were fairly basic." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Spoke to people who had been on admissions committes. Read about ethics (UW bioethics website and books on clinical ethics) and HMOs. Went through a semi-mock interview with a friend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was a positive experience. I am not sure whether I will get in, but everyone was courteous and had taken the time to read my file. I felt like my interview lasted 15 minutes but in reality it probably took 30." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They weren't going to ask any ethical questions. I believe they ask ethical questions to most people. Had I known I wasn't going to have to worry about transplants, DNRs, etc, I wouldn't have practiced so much." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview was much less stressful than I had anticipated. I studied ethics for weeks prior to the interview and I didn't get asked one medical ethics question." 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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