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  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 not research?" Report Response

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

"What did you think of the recent malpractice insurance reform bills in Washington?" Report Response

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

"If you were health Czar, what 3 things would you do to fix health care in the US? If your dreams come true, where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is an example of an ethical dilemma that you have faced as a student, and how did you overcome it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to become a physician? I had rehearsed answering this question, but choked in the interview as it was the first question they asked me. However, I was able to recover by continuing to address the question throughout the rest of the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"NYTimes Health section, NPR health and science podcasts, KCRW's A Second Opinion podcasts, reading the UW's entire bioethics page, talking with friends and family about difficult questions posted on SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They did try to make the interview relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not a big deal, but they were experimenting with a new computer system and had technical difficulties that caused the interview to start 45min late." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Upon ariving at the office I asked for my interview file, which contained flyers about school programs and a list of my interviewers. I used the list to help me look up my interviewers on the internet to get insight into their fields of work. One of my interviewrs listed on the sheet could not make it and was replaced by a spacey-researcher who was not very engaged in the interview. The excom member (ie the person who will end up advocating for or against your application when they make decisions) was nice but dry and unengaged. However, to balance those two out a very warm and interested pediatrician helped make me feel very good about the interview. After all, I was able to convince them to offer me acceptance despite not having an "amazing" interview experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2005

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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