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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Open file

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

"Why do I want to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"If I could meet with Governer Gregoire what would I say to her?" Report Response

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

"How will I deal with the stress of medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I were to consult on a case of acute appendicitis on a child, but the parents did not want an operation (they wanted to use prayer instead) what would I do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Most were pretty easy, but I was too nervous to think straight." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Pre-med committee mock interview, practicing in front of friend, reading the news, UW website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very patient with me and respectful, even though I was so nervous that I think they were amused by me. The tour guide was really enthusiastic, personable and informative. There were snacks and beverages in the interview waiting area, and a laptop so you can check your email. There was also a bottle of water set out for me in the interview room, which was a nice touch." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The ''lunch'' with 2nd year medical students. WOW where do I start? They didn't even eat, so it was an awkward lunch to begin with, and they all sat at one end of the table talking and joking with each other. LUCKILY I sat right next to them so I got to talk to them, but came to regret it after I complimented a med student's sweater (the kind that has holes in the sleeves for your thumbs) and she INSULTED me in return! THEN I was asked about what my husband thinks of me getting into medical school. Basically I was forced into explaining I am divorcing and it was just so awkward! Then I got flashed a dirty look by the financial aid person when I got up to use the restroom during her talk. I'm sorry but after an hour tour, an hour lunch, and an hour presentation without an opportunity to pee I couldn't hold it any longer. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Compliments and restroom breaks are a no-no!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I am more eager than ever to attend UW. People have commented on how old the building is, but that is true of most buildings in Seattle. And I am hoping the med students we had lunch with are not representative of the entire student body. My interviewers were very kind to me, and even though I crashed and burned I left the interview smiling. I still haven't figured out how that is possible. The tour was informative and our guide was fun and entertaining." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Some of the medical students need a good spanking followed by a time-out." Report Response

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