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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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)?

" 1. What motivates you to pursue a career in medicine? 2. What physician do you admire and what qualities does he/she embody that you would like to emulate? 3. What do you see as the major problems with the US health care system and what should be included in the health care plan to address them?" Report Response

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

"4. Do illegal immigrants deserve to get free health care? 5. I'm a taxpayer who is upset about illegal immigrants getting free health care, convince me? 6. You did your senior thesis on state health care reform plans, what can you tell us about your conclusions? 7. What did you like about the medical system in Uganda? 8. Is there a patient you particularly remember?" Report Response

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

"9. You are a doctor with one liver to give three patients: a woman with an auto-immune disease who has a small child, a young man who is a reformed drug addict, and an older man who is a reformed alcoholic. Who do you give the liver to, and how do you break the news to the people you decided not to give the liver? 10. What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN and wrote up answers, discussed the interview with a first-year student, read UW bioethics site, read Bodenhiemer's policy book." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The multitude of programs that the school has, the responsiveness and organization of the admissions office, the friendliness of the students, the attention to primary care and practicing in under-served areas. The quality of the school in general. How much UW does for its medical students. I thought the people interviewing with me were really nice and laid back, generally. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not really anything, honestly. I'm not really picky about things like facilities, though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much, I felt pretty well prepared. The interview is 3 interviewers on one prospective student, the Multicultural Affairs interview was pretty cool and it was an opportunity to have a calm interview before the big one." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Man, I wish I was from Washington..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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