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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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? (I answered as if I was answering "why medicine")" Report Response

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

"what are some of the problems with our health care system today?" Report Response

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

"tell us about __ experience (a health care volunteering program) and a patient you remember from that experience" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"if you were tasked to find out why there were high levels of alcoholism in a rural town, how would you go about doing so?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"are primary care and preventative care the same thing? (I think I brought this on myself, though, because I said that one of the problems with health care is that there isn't enough focus on preventative care)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UW bioethics website, read the newspaper daily, read king5.com for info on health care specific to the seattle area (where I'm from), read "The Healing of America" by T.R. Reid (great for current health policy overview), reflected on my activities and why they were important to me, SDN forums and interview feedback, discussed questions with friends and family" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"About the interview, I was worried the interview panel wouldn't emote, which I had heard, but they were all very warm and appreciative of my answers. I got the acceptance call that week too, which was amazingly quick. As for the school, there was very little that DIDN'T impress me positively. Great school, so many opportunities, so many happy, nice people, and in such a wonderful place. One thing I didn't know going in was that you can do your clerkships during the 3rd and 4th years anywhere in the WWAMI region and the school will pay for everything for you! (apartment, airfare, rental car if needed). So exciting for me, because I'm very interested in rural medicine - Alaska and Montana here I come!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"First year room has no windows. And that's about the only bad thing I can think of." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just a little more about all the opportunities the school offers, because they made me want to go there all the more, and I feel like I could have emphasized that in my interview (my interview was in the morning)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UW is an amazing school with so many incredible opportunities. Be yourself in your interview and keep in mind that you've done a lot of hard work to get there, so be proud and relax. Also, if you get a difficult question during the interview, take a moment to think before you start talking, so you don't end up going down a bad path." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Friends or family

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?

01/31/2011

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"confirmation email after submission of interview acceptance - I'm a worry wart, so I kept thinking it somehow didn't go through" Report Response

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