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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 are your impressions of the US Health Care system?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of the health care systems in Canada and England?" Report Response

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

"Do you think Canadian doctors care less about their patients than American doctors?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A 15 year old girl comes into your office who is having sex with her boyfriend. Her mother has arranged for you to give her a depo shot, but when she shows up she tells you she doesn't want to have the shot, she wants to get pregnant and have a baby so the government will give her money! What do you do? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you fix the US health care system? (I think they just want to see how you think on this one. If there were really a "right" answer I would hope we would be doing it!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read "Essentials of the US Healtcare System," Interview Feedback, UW Bioethics site, SDN, MSNBC.COM, talked to past interviewees and physicians" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The lunch with 2nd year students, the presentations, the programs with the MD curiculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Like many people have said, the classrooms for the 1st and 2nd years and med student lounge aren't much to look at, but I thought they were good enough. Not a big deal. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. Just read up on your Health Care stuff. They really do ask you a lot about it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview pretty much what I expected. Be prepared to answer some hard questions and defend your answers. The interviewers are friendly, especially in the hallways and lounge before/after the interview. They're still very civil in the interview room but they take no prisoners when they start answering questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SEA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2004

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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