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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?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What's a recent book you've read that you would recommend?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would I say if a patient of mine, who had an arm injury at work covered by worker's comp, asked me to write his boss a note for his work since next week was fishing season? Just seemed way too obvious to be an ethics question." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A tie. 1) Why do you only have 1 EC listed? 2) Why, after all the problems in Canadian healthcare you've listed, is Canada rated (insert some high number. 4?) while the US is rated (insert lower number. 25?) in the world in terms of cost effectiveness, or patient benefit?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read articles about the US and Candian health care systems, reread my personal statements (they came from the heart, made me start crying before the interview even started, lol), read each topic and case on the UW bioethics and determined my stance as much as possible." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The other applicants interviewing that day we all nice, supportive, helping others relax. The current students at lunch were amazing, and you could tell their answers were totally uncensored. The admissions front desk gals were helpful and tried to help me calm down." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I would much much much rather have three 1 on 1 interviews. Lunch was just okay. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UW was my undergrad, didn't really learn anything new. I'd hate to get WAMIed to Pullman. Or I'd love it, since it would mean I was accepted. I did learn something interesting. The interviewers aren't even allowed to talk to each other about an applicant after their interview until they've written down all their comments and impressions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"People may say awful things about their interviewers, but I saw nothing bad at all. In fact, it seemed like my interviewers were nice, never interrupted me, tried to help me calm down. I was so tense, I could hardly think straight. Made competitive list, but will probably be reapplying next year (predict rejection, will find out in April)." 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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