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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"A patient with a common serious but relatively time-tested successful treatment plan wants to be disconnected from her ventilator before treatment is initiated. She is a nurse, and thus understands the implications of her request. Do you grant her wish or refuse, knowing that she will probably be fine with treatment but die without it?" Report Response

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

"Describe your volunteer work at XXX and/or YYY. How have these prepared you for a future in medicine?" Report Response

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

"When you visited (small African country), did anything about their health system or situation suprise you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The biggest benefits for impoverished people living in 3rd World squalor are clean water and solid infrastructure; so why do you feel so strongly about volunteering as a physician for a relief organization?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your undergraduate curriculum and volunteer work indicates you are very interested and focused on public health issues; why not go for an MPH rather than an MD?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, reviewed AMCAS and secondary app, concurrent coursework in health policy." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There are numerous opportunities to expand your educational experience, such as working in low-income inner city and/or rural areas, as well as travelling to other parts of the country and the world to supplement the 4 years of traditional experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The buildling(s) and facilities aren't fancy; the hospital is modern, of course, but the med school itself is a little outdated." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was my first, and thus the build-up fairly nerve racking. In the end, though, the itnerviewers were very pleasant and down-to-earth. Most importantly, they were not super-humans and I could relate to them and respond with confidence. Overll, the interview was considerably less stressful than I anticipated, though I admit I came out feeling like I could've answered things a little differently and a little more articulately. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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