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

How did the interview impress you?


How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Say you're a practicing pediatrician and a mom brings in her little boy who's about six and is very sick. Just after you get them situated in an exam room, an administrator comes to you and says that they are illegal immigrants, have no insurance, your clinic has met its quota of medicaid and medicare patients for the month and you can't afford to treat the boy. What do you do?" Report Response

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

"What are the two biggest challenges facing doctors in the next 10 years?" Report Response

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

"What do you think are the drawbacks to being a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about an encouter with a patient that really touched you." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain your felony (1 time 10 yrs ago)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, interview feedback, bioethics book, health policy book, mock interviews, practice with friends & family." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The huge number of programs available to students to work with specific populations (Rural program, underserved program, native american health program, global health program, etc.)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you have an additional interview with the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs, it's not just a kick-back thing, its really an interview!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with the tour, ladies you'll want to wear comfortable shoes because it lasted about an hour (of nearly non-stop brisk walking)! Then there were presentations by faculty, admissions, and financial aid. Next was lunch with a couple of current students who were awesome and completely forthcoming about how to survive our interviews and life on in medical school. The actual interviews themselves apparently vary greatly depending on who interviews you. My interview was pretty low-key and conversational with only one ethics question and one policy question. There was another person though that got totally grilled, her judgement got questioned, and they even made her role-play! Lastly, for those of you who have heard of the infamous cookie platter, fear not! It has been abolished! They apparently got rid of it because it was stressing people out..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Camlin

Would you recommend the hotel?


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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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