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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself several years after finishing your medical training?" Report Response

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

"Ethics: A southeast Asian man and his son visit your clinic. The patient (adult) does not speak English and the son was brought along as a translator. After careful examination, you diagnose acute lymphoma. Though the disease is easily treatable with has a high success rate, the patient's son insists that his father not be told of his diagnosis because "he would consider it a death sentence." What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Small role-playing scenario: I was the physician, on of the interviewers was a 55 year old obese diabetic woman living in poverty. She comes to you looking for a way to afford her medication. Where do you send her/what do you tell her?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethics question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UW Bioethics, read over AMCAS, the usual." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum is truly unique and I think that, upon graduation, you will have accrued a lot of clinical experience in a wide range of settings." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The M2-led tour was very poorly planned. My group didn't even get to visit the hospital because "it was too busy at that moment." I would have liked to see more of the places where I would be spending my time if I were accepted." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really. Reading SDN and talking with other's who have interview at UW gave me a good idea of what to expect. The interview was pretty low stress; perhaps the worst part about it was that two out of the three interviewers didn't emote throughout the whole interview, making it hard to gauge how well they thought I was doing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good luck to everyone!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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