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

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?

9 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 do you think HIV/AIDS is so prevalent in Africa?" Report Response

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

"What do you think you will do for your residency? " Report Response

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

"Do you have anything you would like to add? Do you think that your application, letters of recommendation, and our discussion here represent you well? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you apply your public health degree to your practice of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A primary goal of the UW medical school is to produce physicians for the under-served areas of Washington State. Since you want to take our education and work in Africa, what should I tell the admissions committee when they ask me why we should accept you over the thousands of students who want to come here and practice in Washington State? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read an Ethics book, read the UW bioethics webpage. Talked with health professionals about the US health care system and they problems they see. Had family members ask me questions. Read over my AMCAS application and my UW application. Read SDN interview feedback. Kept up on current events. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was ver nice and it is an great school. The students seemed happy. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although everyone was very nice, I got a little stressed out during the interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They weren't going to ask me any ethics questions or current event questions! I was so totally prepared for this. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good, but stressful. Everyone was very nice. One of the interviewers was really, really nice and smiled a lot, but another interviewer gave me the ice-cold stern stare the whole time. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

SEA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/18/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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