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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?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 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 is health care so expensive in the United States and how would you fix it?" Report Response

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

"In Vancouver BC, there are now clinics where IV drug users can go not only to get clean needles, but also to shoot up. Why? What purpose does this serve? What ethical questions are raised?" Report Response

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

"A patient comes to you asking for morphine. They have end stage pancreatic cancer and assure you they don't want it to kill themselves, just to help with the pain. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Because you are a theology major, how does that influence your opinions about Washington's death with dignity act?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Follow up to question 3. Let's assume you gave the patient morphine. They call you 3 days later and inform you that they are in fact going to swallow all of the pills you provided them with and end their life. The patient lives in rural Wyoming, 1.5 hours away from any medical care." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN review, UW bioethics website, read a few books, NY times articles" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was much more relaxed than I was prepared for. I had heard horror stories about UW's interview process, but they did try their best to calm me down and stress that they weren't there to ruin my day. Definitely trying hard to change people's opinions about them." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities are a little run down, no financial aid talk" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviewers were much kinder than others on SDN have posted about! I think I would have been much more relaxed going into it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I loved this interview day. The staff was great, and current students went out of their way to talk about their UW experiences, pros and cons. I left feeling well informed about what an education there really looks like." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2010

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?

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?

"Provide a talk on financial aid." Report Response

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