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

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"all relating to my Peace Corps experience " Report Response

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

"WHY UW? " Report Response

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

"Which health policy do you like the best?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would I tell a pregnant patient that knew in advance their child would be disabled (I work with autism) and they were seeking advice on whether or not to abort." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"NONE! I think the best advice I can give is just to reiterate, as much as you can to the point where you're feeling like you might be annoying, that UW IS THE SCHOOL FOR YOU. I did so, incoporating it into my answers every chance I got.. even at one point, I said, ''I'm not even sure if its appropriate to say this stuff'' because I thought I was beating it dead with a stick. Second: I got really lucky... the guy leading the interview looked around at the other two people and was like 'well, I don't know much about your area (working with autism) can you guys think of any ethical question?' and ended up asking me something about a patient knowing ahead of time that their child would be autistic, what advice I would give as far as abortion. PATIENT ADVOCATE. Those are the winning two words when it comes to ethics, and sticking to your guns. Other interviewees had a lot more ethics questions... its luck of the draw I guess. I feel like I definitely OVERprepared, but it helped with my confidence... making the whole interview process at UW waaaaaaaaay easier than I had expected. Like, aside from the 'panel' and talking to three people at once, it was one of the easier interviews out of the five I've had. Definitely know your current events in health, health policy.. and local stuff if you can fit it in. I studied way too hard. I prepped way too hard. But, in the end, I think it just helped me feel really ready for it and made the whole thing ''easier''. Hope it helps. Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prepared 3-5 afternoons a week for like a month reading SDN, California Healthline, NYtimes both science and health, reading up on politics, reading UW website and their programs" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"R-UOP, Global/Int'l Health Pathway, views from some of the buildings.." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"buildings are definitely not tip-top shape... but who cares its UW!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that I didn't have to prepare this hard... god, it was SO much easier than I thought it was going to be (I heard about people crying coming out of the interview before...)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"VERY POSITIVE! Plus great turnaround time.. found out in a month's time! WOOHOO!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

9 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?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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