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  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 brings you here today?" Report Response

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

"What are some of the limitations of being a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Judging from what I've read on your application, it seems like you're better suited for a career in public health. Why MD and not an MPH?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A role play question with the excom: One of your terminally ill cancer patients asks for prescription pain killers. What do you do? ... Patient calls you on a busy afternoon and says that instead of taking the medications as prescribed, he is planning to take them all at once to end his life. He has discussed his decision with family and friends and says you cannot change his mind; he is simply calling to say goodbye and to thank you for your help. What do you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading the interview feedback section of SDN, reading Bodenheimer, keeping up with NY Times and other health news." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UW SOM health center/affiliate hospitals/curriculum" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The old, dingy facilities" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"This year, it seemed like the admissions committees had made a genuine effort to overhaul their interview's "hardball"/"stressful" reputation. While the effort was there, I also felt like there were growing pains in the interview process (i.e.: like it was a hardball interview that was trying to be conversational)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No 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?

Other

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

< $100

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?

10/25/2010

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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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