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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What is not working with the health care system of the United States? (then follow up question) What do you think is not working with Canada's (or other countries') Single Payer system, or what negatives have you heard?" Report Response

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

"What do you not like in terms of what you have seen in medicine?" Report Response

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

"If you were in charge of a hospital, how would you decide how to distribute the resources/money? [After I said my answer, 2 of the doctors started with their role play to convince me to expand their departments, while the third doctor asked me this question:] Ok, so if the ER doctor wants to expand the ER, and the Gastroenterologist wants to expand the department to do more colonoscopies. They both do their sales pitch to you. What would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why not social work? It is said that with medicine you help individuals, but with social work, you help populations, so why not social work?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"After talking about a single payer system and saying what I like and don't like about health care, one of the interviewers turns to me and says "kind of like what Massachusetts is doing?".....ummm, i'm from California...i have no idea what Massachusetts is up to." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

" as well as SDN questions, and reviewing materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything! How beautiful Seattle and the campus was, the flexibility of the curriculum, how nice everyone was. I really didn't think that I would love it and that the interview would be very chill. I had this idea that they would grill me, and from everyone else that interviewed that day, that seemed to be true. But mine was rather relaxed. I also had lots of fun with the other interviewees that day." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It is not as diverse as I would have liked. I get no cell phone reception there. Also, they are going through a process right now of possibly cutting the fee waiver for OOS students during their second year. This wouldn't affect the entering class of 2011, but it would affect all other classes. I'd look into that if I were applying next cycle as an OOS." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Whether or not the interview with the office of multi-cultural affairs affects your admissions or not. I'm still not very clear on this. I was told it doesn't. Everyone else was told it does! They ask you some very detailed questions like where else have you interviewed and gotten accepted? Where does UW rank for you?" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I actually didn't get ethics questions. I got 1 role play. My interview went very smooth, very conversational. I had 3 MD's, no students. My ExCom member was the associate dean of admissions. Overall the day was pretty awesome." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

At school facility

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?


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?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 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?

"Talk about financial aid and student-run clinics." Report Response

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