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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 did you take so long to come to medicine?" Report Response

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

"Your dad was a doctor - what did you learn from growing up in a household with a doctor? What are the challenges you saw in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? Last book you read?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you think doctors are not satisfied with their work these days?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethics questions - You are running a rural clinic with a partner and they mistakenly prescrib the wrong medication for a patient (which did the patient no harm). You discover and correct this mistake when seeing the patient. Would you tell the patient about the mistake?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UW bioethics website, health care policy books" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was friendly. The school has great opportunities for community service and involvement." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are not the nicest in the world" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The committee is made up of at least one medical student." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview and I think it went well. My committee was very friendly and warm. Among the people who also interviewed that day, some had positive experiences and others had more of the ''grilling-type'' committee. In general, I think that UW is trying to move away from the reputation they have for stress interviews." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2006

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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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