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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What would you do if a patient didn't want to modify his diet from one of high fat to one more nutritious? (Paraphrased: the question was actually stated with cultural overtones)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the Terry Shiavo case." Report Response

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

"What would you do if a terminally ill patient came to you expressing a desire to die and wanted a prescription for painkillers." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think it would have made a difference (in the Terry Shiavo case) if they had been trying to take her off the ventilator rather than a feeding tube?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as the most interesting question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my 9th interview so I felt comfortable. I did review my application, the UW website, my "Health Care Meltdown" book, and info about the health care system." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The number of locations open for clinical rotations, the Indian Health Pathways program, the number of opportunities for working with underserved, the gym, Seattle, the public transportation system, research opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities were dreary. However, about 90% of the public schools I've visited have dreary facilities! We didn't get a chance to talk in depthly about curriculum so I left with questions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That this was the end of the season and that we would be hearing back soon. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I came to the interview expecting it to be difficult. Since I hadn't had a difficult interview yet I figured I was owed one. While I was "grilled" so to speak I didn't feel disrespected or slighted. Generally I owned up to things I didn't know or wasn't sure about but told them what my instincts were in those matters. And when they continued to ask me to elaborate I just stood my ground and displayed consistency. I joked around with my interviewers about the difficulty of the interviews and felt like they were really trying to understand how my mind thinks rather than if I could come up with a "right" answer. While it's true that I wasn't asked as many questions about myself; the questions I was asked yielded good information I wanted them to know and relevant follow-up questions. I'm sorry that others had difficulty with the interviews especially if it means they turn away from a school I think is fantastic!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Friends or family

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General Info

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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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