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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"if a mother brings in her 12 year old son and says he is very ill and needs a note to excuse him from school for the next few days, but when you examine him there is nothing wrong, what would you do? " Report Response

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

"medicine isn't always about positive success stories--it is often very difficult emotionally, how will you deal with that? " Report Response

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

"you will have a lot of debt when you get out of med school...if you had the option between underserved and ritzy neighborhoods, what would you pick? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the hardest thing you've ever done?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the program expansion that President Bush just vetoed? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UW bioethics website, wikipedia, news, interview workshop, career center tips on interviewing" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"people were really nice and the campus is beautiful as always" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"seems like first two years may not be as hands-on as many schools are starting to promote. also heard of frustrations with how well students are prepared for board exams. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the medical center building is apparently the second largest government building after the pentagon and is ranked second in containing the most hallways in...the world? yeah...don't get lost. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i was very nervous but my interviewers made me feel comfortable. obviously were interested in the questions they asked me, not just to test me. it went a lot better than i anticipated but i still could have answered questions better if i hadn't been so nervous" 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SEA

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

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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