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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?

8 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?

35 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)?

"How have your experiences prepared you for medicine? Tell us about a specific patient you have encountered, what did you learn from that experience?" Report Response

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

"Advise obama on 2 specific ways to improve the healthcare system" Report Response

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

"Role playing question about Death with Dignity act" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Details about my specific experiences and how they relate to my current interests in medicine" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really...I guess I was least eloquent about answering the health care policy question, but not necessarily a "hard question"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UW bioethics site, read "understanding health policy" by bodenheimer, reflected on things in my application, read NY times, read seattle times, watched more news than usual, mock interview w/ doctor" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They were friendly but not easy on me. I felt they were really trying to challenge me, but not intimidate me. I was told specifically that they wanted to see me think under pressure, and see how i communicated" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing, so much better than expected" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was more prepared than I expected. Still stressful, but mostly because of the build up in my head. **Update: Well, glad to report I was accepted. No doubt in my mind, the interview played a HUGE role in my acceptance. Prep big time, and know exactly why medicine is for you!**" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school offers so many opportunities to explore medicine in various ways. I couldn't be more impressed with the school, the support for students, and the location! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

7+ 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?

1 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Travel lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2009

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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Very helpful and friendly! Thanks for putting us at ease!" Report Response

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