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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open 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)?

"What are the three biggest problems in medicine? What can be done at the national level to improve these issue?" Report Response

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

"What negative things have you seen while shadowing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are seeing a pt with kidney failure who refuses dialysis. He later loses consciousness, and his family requests that you dialyze immediately. What do you say? Later he regains consciousness and wishes to start dialysis, how do you think the family will feel towards you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably listing "3" specific problems." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Lots of practice interviews. This was a Wyoming WWAMI so it occured late in the season, and I had been at two other schools already. Job shadowing had given me a lot to talk about concerning Wyoming medicine, and they seemed most impressed with this. Read a few novels concerning medical issues, luckily one was called "My Sister's Keeper" concerning medical decisions that helped a lot with the ethical question. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school, town, and atmosphere are incredible. I had such a good time, and wish I spent a few more days in Seattle. The reputation of UW is certainly correct." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour is boring and you just go around looking at classrooms, etc. Other tours usually include cool things like anatomy labs and hospitals - but this has neither!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew this - but be aware there are three interviewers in a room and you. You sit across them at a table, and one has full access to your file while the other two do not. The one with full access will represent you at the executive committee meeting. I had two physicians and one student. Its also a good idea to email the multicultural office and set up an interview with them after your meeting. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Definitely stress your job shadowing and clinical experience. Even if they don't ask, at the end say "I'd really like to mention..."" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Sea-tac

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

University Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/17/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 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?

7 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Sent a few emails to the recommended address that were never returned or received. Better tour of th" Report Response

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