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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years? What was the most important event of 2004? " Report Response

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

"As a doctor, what are some of your limitations? What's wrong with healthcare? How do you propose fixing it? (Why isnt it fixed yet then?)" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If someone came to you and said that they were from some religious sect where they have to get a lot of piercings and asked you if you could do the piercings for them because they trust you more than the person who normally does the piercings, what would you do? (What the heck?!!??)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you see medicine as an art in the Labor/Delivery department (I worked in LDRP)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UW bioethics site,, MSNBC, Time,, la times, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Seattle is beautiful! Also the facilities are great and the student who ate lunch with us seemed to love UW and was just fun to talk to in general. The Office of Multicultural affairs meeting was really informative (as an out-of-stater the main reason I think I got an interview was because the OMC likes recruiting disadvantaged applicants and applicants interested in working with the underserved - in my case, the latter). Also, despite what I heard from the feedback here, Dr. Samson is actually a pretty nice guy!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewers asked weird questions (see above). I don't really see how those questions determine if I will be a good doctor..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There's quite a bit of walking (well, in my case - from hotel to the med center, but also within the hospital itself). Another thing is that if Dr. Samson is interviewing that day then you may have to wait quite a while for your interview (20 minutes over time). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved Seattle, and the views from the Hospital and Student center were fantastic (it wasn't raining that day). The interview day was pretty well organized and the tour was okay. Meeting the students is really the best part. The interview itself is TOUGH and despite all your preparation you may get some curve balls (see above!) But the interviewers consoled me with some cookies after the interview was over (something about "you're probably hyperglycemic after all those questions") which was nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The College Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

8 out of 10

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