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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

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)?

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

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

"What is a book that you've read recently?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you had any tragedy in your life, and if so, how have you learned from it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Besides the uninsured, what is one other thing that is wrong with healthcare in this country?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studentdoctor.net and Understanding Healthcare Policy: A Clinical Approach by Thomas Bodenheimer. This is a great book for an overview of healthcare in the US." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The impressive number of programs that allow students to work with the underserved. The number of off-campus sites that allow students to get fantastic hands-on clinical experience. You can basically decide how involved a clinical curriculum you want based on where you choose to do your rotations. All the students I talked to seemed extremely happy to be there. The UW campus is gorgeous. The interviewers were very nice and the students who were interviewing on my day were all friendly, fun, interesting people." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The whole day felt kind of half-hazardly run. My interview was about 40 minutes late and a number of others had a lot of down time in between the lunch presentation and their interview. The tour was given by two first year students and I didn't think we got to see much." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A lot of the negative things I'd heard about UW (how you are pressured into certain specialties, it's a cold and impersonal state school, and that you spend your first two years sitting through endless hours of lecture) all seemed to be unfounded. Again, students seemed to be very happy and felt they had a lot of free time to pursue other interests. Oh, and I also found out that to what extent you get grilled on healthcare and ethics questions depends on who you end up being interviewed by. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt that the whole day got me really excited to possibly attend UW. The students I talked to all loved their professors and most of their classmates. While the interview day felt a little scattered at times, I didn't feel like it was direspectrul since the administrators we came in contact with all seemed positive and encouraging and excited to have us there. The actual interview was a stress-free and conversational as I suppose you can get under the circumstances. It was my first interview and I flew out of Seattle more excited than ever about going to medical school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

10/11/2005

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

9 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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