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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?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"I see that you graduated a year ago, what have you been doing with yourself?" Report Response

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

"So, on your trip to europe did you interact with the healthcare system? Do you know much about the canadian system." Report Response

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

"What is the biggest problem in Healthcare today." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that the current trend in healthcare where physicians are given less autonomy and more paperwork will continue?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have a premature baby who is really sick with various complications and needs a small blood transfusion to have any chance of survial, the parents refuse on religious grounds. Should you challenge the parent's wishes?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site, obviously, read the UW bioethics webpage, read a book on bioethics and a book on healthcare policy, read relevent newspaper and magazine articles." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone from washington knows that UW is a great school. From the comments on this site and from speaking with friends I expected arrogance, but was pleasantly surprised. They actually have a lot of great programs for experiencing a lot of different settings and, of course, research." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was pretty lame, but I work in the building... I don't like that the med school is barried in the Health Sciences building... but no big deal" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was quite a challenge, and I expected that. They were not mean at all, however. There was a good cop, a bad cop and a neutral cop. The bad cop asked most of the questions... he clearly wanted to get me to a point where I could not answer the question, which was fine. I suppose they want someone who can get challenged a bit without falling to pieces and crying... but they were not at all malicious. I was very impressed with the interview, presention, students and the faculty I interacted with." 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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