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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Question about the headlines of that day’s paper. Ethics question. Question about my research. Question about the state of healthcare today." Report Response

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

"Question about a patient I interacted with and what I knew about the disease he had." Report Response

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

"Other questions that are already posted on other interviewees’ feedbacks." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UW bioethics site, kff.org, nytimes.com" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical building is not beautiful or fancy, but the institution is still high class, with amazing research going on, plenty of opportunities in research and community service, and all students agree they are getting a first rate education. I know a lot of UW medical students… and all of them are very happy and none of them regret their decision to attend UW. All of the other applicants on my interview day were great people, interesting, ambitious and intelligent. I would want any of them to be my doctor. The interview coordinator was also very helpful and nice. She tried to make the day as smooth and stress-free as possible. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I felt I didn’t really get a chance to relax and be myself. In a way, the interviewers are quizzing you on ethics and current events questions… It is not anything close to a casual conversation. Also, there were no medical students at lunch with us, and the presentations were kind of awkward of seemed half-thought out (maybe because this was the first day of interviews). Hardly anything (or nothing at all) was mentioned about some of the UW's greatest programs for students (the colleges, the RUOP program, the triple I project, the homeless clinic, the great children's hospital up the street, clubs/organizations, etc). I could have sold the program better, and i was just interviewing. I guess people who want to go there already know it's great and don't have to be sold anything. (?) I would have liked to hear about specific projects that current medical students are working on." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They are trying to make the admissions process 100% paperless. Towards this end, interviewers are now supposed be taking notes about you on lap tops (instead of paper). The problem is that the screens are really big and its really awkward looking at only the top half of interviewers’ faces. Luckily, after 2 minutes, they all shut their computers." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Though the interview is not supposed to be stressful, the fact that this was my first interview and that UW is my first choice made the experience a little stressful for me. I now regret scheduling it so soon. I think if I had had a chance to interview at a couple other places first, I would have been more at ease during this interview. Oh well. I guess everything is now in the hands of the admissions committee. " 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 is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2005

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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