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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

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

"why does the US spend so much money and get such poor results compared to other countries?" Report Response

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

"Why do rural areas have a hard time attracting doctors--why would doctors not want to practice in a rural area." Report Response

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

"ethics question around handling an older patient who wants to kill themselves." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"See below" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"the questions were predictable--healthcare policy and ethics." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The Bodenheimer Health Policy book--a really interesting read! NY Times, FIDLI report (drug research news) and PI. Reviewed their website and my app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how many options the UW has--it is a school with so many choices for its students. I got excited about all the different locations I could study and topics I could consider." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"my meeting with the office of multicultural affairs was odd--made me feel uncomfortable--it wasn't clear what their role was in admissions or why the meeting was scheduled one on one. Students complained about being stuck in a windowless building all day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The building was cold--bundle up!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the day went quickly--a tour through the labryinth of the health sciences building followed by an overview talk by a faculty member and a short lunch with some medical students. The interview goes quickly so keep your answers short and to the point!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"more vegetarian friendly lunch option. -allow time to see classroom/go to class." Report Response

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