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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"What are you doing right now (in life)?" Report Response

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

"Why did your trip to China set you on coming to medical school?" Report Response

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

"What would you do to improve our health care system?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's so interesting about radiology?!? (The interviewer was trying to ask me why I was interested in radiology, but then became embarrassed when he realized his tone was downplaying radiology.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were Christine Gregoire, what would you do to remedy Washington state's current health care issues?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, discussion with friends who interviewed at UW, the UW bioethics website, recent health care events listed in the NY Times and Time magazine, watched Sicko for fun, mock interview with undergrad professors, practiced interview questions with my wife." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone on campus (staff and students) were really positive, friendly, and helpful. If I had any questions they were quick to find answers or direct me to someone who could help me more." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facility is a little hodge-podge because they keep adding on to the existing structures, but its really not a big deal to me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Exactly how to get to the interview/admissions office at UW." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview and I would really like to get into this school, so that contributed to the elevated stress of the interview. Had these not been the circumstances, my stress level would have been lower, the UW interviewers weren't as stressful or intense as I believe they used to be. I really like the emphasis on cultural competency and serving those in rural/underserved communities. Also, UW places a high emphasis on getting clinical experience early on in your education, which is important to me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2009

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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Include directions for people being dropped off at the medical center, but not by a shuttle or bus." Report Response

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