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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"What challenges did you observe working in a (somewhat) rural clinic? " Report Response

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

"How would you personally address some of the major healthcare issues as a practicing physician (eg healthcare disparities)?" Report Response

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

"Ethics question relating to elderly patient wanting to end life. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Question 3--see below. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Question 2--see below. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback, UW ethics site, health policy books, Kaiser family foundation daily health updates, new york times, etc. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly and worked hard to make all of the applicants feel comfortable. The school is AMAZING and everyone I talked to just confirmed that it is, by far, my first choice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was way too worked up and nervous for the interview--I had prepared myself for battle and instead found myself having a good conversation with the interviewers that was actually enjoyable. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both my interviewers were interesting, kind people who I think really wanted to get to know me and my interests. I'd heard rumors that the UW was known for its good cop/bad cop approach--if that's the case, then my bad cop didn't show up because I felt welcomed and comfortable. Overall, it was a great experience. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2004

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