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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?

4 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?

45 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?

Open file

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

"Ethics: Suppose you have two teenage daughters and one of their 15-year-old friends comes to you as a physician asking for birth control without parental consent. What would you do? What would you do if her mom finds the pill pack with your name on it and angrily confronts you about it in the supermarket? (I said I'd prescribe birth control)" Report Response

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

"Do you have anything you'd like to say about your grades before we take your application to the admissions committee? (I have a few C's)" Report Response

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

"Tell us why you think you'd like to be a family practice physician when your shadowing experiences are not in that field." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about some of the experiences you've had that made you want to go in to medicine; give specific examples of how people inspired you to want to become a doctor." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As a role play question, each interviewer represented a different presidential candidate (Obama, Clinton, McCain). The task was to let each candidate know three ways I wanted health care improved from a physician's standpoint and three improvements I wanted from a patient's view, then to defend my choices." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I went through sample interview questions, read up on current events (particularly medical and political news), and took a biomedical ethics class." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All of the students we talked to (between the tour and interviews) were very positive about their med school experiences. The faculty also seemed very responsive to student concerns." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The classroom facilities are a little dreary, although they are currently being updated." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The whole interview day is much more laid back than I expected. The school is trying to entice you to accept your admission offer (if you get one), so that made it feel much less stressful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent! Everyone connected with the school was very welcoming and tried to make the day less stressful. The med students in particular were great in providing pertinent information." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Travel Lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/11/2008

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

8 out of 10

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