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University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1946
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University of Washington School of Medicine (UWash)
Allopathic Medical School
Seattle
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 341 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $36,964
  • Non - Resident Tuition $71,048
  • Application Fee $35
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 63.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admission
  • A-300 Health Sciences Center, Box 356340
  • 1959 NE Pacific St.
  • Seattle 98195
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

?Founded in 1946, the University of Washington School of Medicine is a regional resource for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho - the WWAMI states. It is recognized for excellence in training primary-care physicians and for advancing medical knowledge through scientific research. The school's students, staff, faculty and alumni demonstrate commitment to community service through volunteer activities.? The UW School of Medicine is consistently recognized as one of the nation's top physician-training sites. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked UW as the No. 1 primary-care medical school – recognition it has earned 20 of the past 21 years. The school also continues to rank No. 1 in teaching family medicine and No. 1 in rural-medicine training for the 24th consecutive year. The UW was ranked No. 10 among research medical schools; it was second, after Harvard, in research funding received from the National Institutes of Health. Graduates of the UW medical school - physicians, scientists, allied health personnel, or scholars in medical history and ethics - go on to serve in a wide variety of capacities. Many M.D. and physician assistant alumni practice in areas of need, such as rural towns, inner cities and in developing nations. One distinguishing characteristic of the UW medical school is interdisciplinary collaboration. Scientists, educators, and clinicians are dedicated to helping each other reach the common goals of improving people’s health and alleviating suffering from disease.

Curriculum

The undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Washington, which serves five states via the WWAMI program, has undergone many innovative changes over the past twenty years. The first two years of the medical student curriculum is identified as the Basic Curriculum. The current structure represents a combination of "discipline-oriented" courses and "organ system" courses. Education in the clinical curriculum--the third and fourth years--utilizes the case study method. Students gain clinical knowledge and gradually increase their clinical problem-solving abilities while working as junior members of a medical care team. Each team is led by a faculty clinician working in one of the medical school-affiliated hospitals or practice units.

Facilities

The full-time physician faculty members of the UW medical school staff UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, as well as the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Children`s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, all in Seattle. UW medical faculty members also staff the UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics in King County, Wash. The physician faculty provides expert consultation to practicing physicians throughout the region.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 231
Negatively 43
No change 5

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
6.02 328

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.03 209

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have more presentations on the interview date so that applicants can get a better sense of the school, it's culture and whether or not they want to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get back to students sooner about the interview decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"CEDI presentation was not helpful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 3-on-1 interview style is not as effective as 1-on-1 in my opinion. It's not that it's harder necessarily, since it boils down to the same amount of questions coming from 3 people instead of one, but you really can't develop a repoire with someone like you can when it is 1-on-1. It would also be nice if the interviewers tried to get to know the applicant better. I felt like they were just asking questions they had been given or looked up, not questions that they really wanted to know the answers to. Ideally, in my opinion, the interview should feel more like a conversation than an inquisition. Getting the interviewee to relax helps you understand who they are better and I think would provide a better perspective on if they would make a good fit for the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pay for us to interview. Like PhD programs!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. The only hard part was that the interview week (I am from a satellite WWAMI state) was really late in the season. Kind of tough knowing I might have to loose out on my deposit at other schools but it will be worth it if I get in to UW!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quicker response to questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Talk about financial aid and student-run clinics." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing i can think of" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a talk on financial aid." More from this Member | Report Response

"It might be affirming to have another confirmation email sent out to solidify our interview position once we submit our photographs online." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour is very unimpressive. As a UW student, I know there is much more in the area worth seeing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have no suggestions. I had an excellent experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive experience overall, I can only speak extremely highly of my interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Presentation by Director of Admissions was a little dry." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work! The admissions team is really helpful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't have the students just waiting between lunch and interviews.....it is probably why people feel" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what they're doing? Seriously, everyone here is SO nice, and does so much to make you fee" More from this Member | Report Response

"Restructure your interview day itinerary, I would have half the group on tour while the other half i" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Very helpful and friendly! Thanks for putting us at ease!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Include directions for people being dropped off at the medical center, but not by a shuttle or bus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent work putting the whole admission process together. I'm not sure if I will get in, but I w" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told by admissions that they were making sure that the interview was no longer "interrogative"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office does a great job, very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great--thanks!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the medical students need a good spanking followed by a time-out." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think that applicant reveal a lot more about their potential, their character, and their personali" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work - thank you very much for not making us fill out supplementals (and pay extra" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think that accepting evals through Intefolio or Virtualevals would cut back on paper. Also, a vege" More from this Member | Report Response

"more vegetarian friendly lunch option. -allow time to see classroom/go to class." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Where do you see yourself in 12 years? (follow-up) What challenges do you foresee in your plan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone that embodies professionalism in your eyes, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself - why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a friend was sitting in the room what would be 2 positives and 2 negatives" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes are the qualities of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should we modify the SGR going forward?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you're interested in a career in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to this table today? (I was tempted to say "A car", but refrained. I suggest answering this as a combined "Why medicine and why this school"?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me your analysis and opinion on the democratic and republican viewpoints on healthcare reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical Scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you spend $1 million to improve healthcare in the US" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a patient you remember from _______ experience? - What was her name? - How old was she? - What was her diagnosis? - Did you follow up on her after she left your care? - What did you learn from her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with the health care industry today and what would you do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor and why this state? Follow up questions. Have you had rural medical experience in this state (I said I was interested in rural health care because of time I spent in Argentina). What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to change from your current career field into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the biggest problems facing health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"what brings you here today? (I answered as if I was answering "why medicine")" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me what you think is one of the problems in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you here today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is health care so expensive in the United States and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You recommend chemo for your teenage cancer patient, but his mother refuses treatment because she's afraid chemo will make him sick. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see a universal, single-payer healthcare system working in the US? Many questions about healthcare reform..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a woman with two children came to you and asked for a tubal ligation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a patient you remember from one of your shadowing experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any physician you admire?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my medical mission trips and shadowing experiences. Ex: What are the three most important things you observed at the rural family practice clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the healthcare system like in your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to improve your application since the last time we met with you? (I interviewed last year)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn/what most impacted you about your experience volunteering at the women's homeless shelter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. You are on president Obama's health advisory team. What two things would you urge him to do/consider" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Tell us about your reasons for wanting to become a doctor. 2. What are your thoughts on the current healthcare system? 3. You said that as a former attorney, one of the drawbacks was the paperwork, yet physicians must deal with enormous paperwork. What makes you think medicine would be different?" More from this Member | Report Response

" 1. What motivates you to pursue a career in medicine? 2. What physician do you admire and what qualities does he/she embody that you would like to emulate? 3. What do you see as the major problems with the US health care system and what should be included in the health care plan to address them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you here? Why did you choose to go to Arkansas for undergrad? Did you apply to many schools? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing since you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why an M.D. and not a PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? 2 positives and 2 negatives" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to improve your application since you last applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences prepared you for medicine? Tell us about a specific patient you have encountered, what did you learn from that experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us your story of deciding on medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing right now (in life)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion of the recent octuplet birth in California? How would you have approached the situation if you were the doctor? Do you think the doctor should be reprimanded in a non-litigating manner? <br><br> (unethical, would have suggested more focused/quality care of the 6 children she had already, reprimand...he implanted 8, protocol is 3 for her age group)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What frustrations have you experienced with healthcare restrictions when providing patient care? Do you anticipate having the same frustrations as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Explain your grades in organic chemistry (I didn't do very well). How did you prepare for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Did the doctors you shadowed think you were crazy for wanting to go into primary care? Why do you think I am asking you this?....... 2.What are your weaknesses? ..... 3. When might a physician refuse to care for a patient? What if they are the only doctor for miles and miles in rural Alaska?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role play: An obese man, chronic respiratory condition and smoker requests for oxygen, but you as the physician refuse. What are the options? Why? What else? What if X occurs... Y occurs..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to solve the current healthcare crisis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics: Suppose you have two teenage daughters and one of their 15-year-old friends comes to you as a physician asking for birth control without parental consent. What would you do? What would you do if her mom finds the pill pack with your name on it and angrily confronts you about it in the supermarket? (I said I'd prescribe birth control)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ever okay to lie to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all relating to my Peace Corps experience " More from this Member | Report Response

"In a role play: get a person to stop smoking." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you grade US healthcare policy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical experience have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one failure in your life so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the difficulties facing pediatricians today? (related to my experiences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of the challenges in primary care medicine that you've seen/experienced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why does the US spend so much money and get such poor results compared to other countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have an interest in ''X'', as evidenced by your experiences earlier this year and last year. Have you done anything since involving those interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would negatively benefit from socialized medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you're a practicing pediatrician and a mom brings in her little boy who's about six and is very sick. Just after you get them situated in an exam room, an administrator comes to you and says that they are illegal immigrants, have no insurance, your clinic has met its quota of medicaid and medicare patients for the month and you can't afford to treat the boy. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific patient experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"if a mother brings in her 12 year old son and says he is very ill and needs a note to excuse him from school for the next few days, but when you examine him there is nothing wrong, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? (duh)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up where you are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the problems with health care, both nationally and locally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you don't get into medical school no matter how hard you tried?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient with a common serious but relatively time-tested successful treatment plan wants to be disconnected from her ventilator before treatment is initiated. She is a nurse, and thus understands the implications of her request. Do you grant her wish or refuse, knowing that she will probably be fine with treatment but die without it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics of treatment resources used on patients not following doctors orders/making lifestyle changes" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think HIV/AIDS is so prevalent in Africa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be going into primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"National Health Care" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in health care delivery in the US? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take so long to come to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're clearly interested in working with kids, do you see yourself as a practicing pediatrician in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the major problems in healthcare today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done differently since applying last year? Outside of your music and volunteering, what do you like to do for fun? Say today was a sunny May 15th, how would you spend your day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Okay, your in charge of the country. How would you fix health care? (I floated the idea of national health insurance) Wait, some people are worried that National Health Insurance will result in rationing of care. What about specialist fees? I'm an oncologist and new cancer treatments are extremely beneficial but expensive, what about them? Did you know that over half of healthcare spending occurs in the last 2 months of peoples' lives? What do we do about that? Should we ration their care? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteering experience has stood out in your mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about what has led you to want to become a physician. " More from this Member | Report Response

"A series of questions about health coverage for the elderly, especially when resources are limited. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor and why UWSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since graduating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient didn't want to modify his diet from one of high fat to one more nutritious? (Paraphrased: the question was actually stated with cultural overtones)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you pursuing a **** minor? (It's not a typical minor)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of relationship should exist between pharmaceutical companies and physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why are you switching from (previous background) to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what setting do I envision myself practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is medicare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the problem with healthcare in the country and what would you do to fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a Doctor (first question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why UW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics: a woman has expressed the past that she never wants to be on a breathing machine. Three monthes later, she must go on a breathing machine or die. You get her to try it for a week. After six days on the machine, she is progressing positively and she wants the breathing machine removed. You are not certain that she is ready, but she wants it done now. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why UW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question about PAS with several follow-ups." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing currently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"During your experience as a volunteer, what was something that impacted you in a negative aspect? How would you remedy that??" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about I-330 and 336?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the challenges to healthcare and what do you think we can do to fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Motivations for medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stem cell research has generated heated debate. What are the pros and cons of this issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about the headlines of that day’s paper. Ethics question. Question about my research. Question about the state of healthcare today." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the president's health czar, what recommendations would you make to fix health care in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you currently doing? ( I applied after I recieved my undergrad degree)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like a cookie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you had a patient who was a chronic alcoholic and wanted a liver transplant...would you add that person to the national list for liver rationing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've traveled a lot, what do you think about the US's health care system vs. some of the countries you have visited?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years? What was the most important event of 2004? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to someone who wanted ab for a viral illness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I fix the US healthcare system if I was given the opportunity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest healthcare problem facing AK? F/u questions about how to solve this problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in college? What was your least favorite class in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're from out of the region. Why UW?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the health care problems in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your impressions of the US Health Care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretend you did not believe in abortion (which I do). a 14 year old girl comes to you requesting the procedure. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your decision to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you pick all the schools you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical (see above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to improve your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"heatlh care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"name 3 significant problems with healthcare in developing countries. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you think medicne?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges will you face working in a rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question involving medical malpractice: a patient is suing another doctor and comes to see you, would you treat that patient and how would you deal... etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study medicine, and why at the UW? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? The typical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most significant experience you have had that made you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient that is a severe alcoholic and wants a new liver; do you give it to them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many questions related to my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your stance on stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the current state of medicine in this country and how you would fix the problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"With all your interest in international health, why not pursue a career in public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the presedential candidates' health plans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"State of healthcare in US" More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems facing physicians" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the problems with our health care system? How do we fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges did you observe working in a (somewhat) rural clinic? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How has my major prepared me for a career in medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why UW" More from this Member | Report Response

"assisted suicide (with lots of follow-up)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you move to South Africa for a year? What was it like to work in an AIDS orphanage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself, your hubby, your academic record." More from this Member | Report Response

"Assisted suicide...what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of the candidate's health policy do you support? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick Spanish as a major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe each of your clinical experiences and tell us what you learned about medicine from them." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you graduated a year ago, what have you been doing with yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the main problem with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to work in rural community if you have no experience in any rural area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question- end of life issues/ drug overdose" More from this Member | Report Response

"favorite movie" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Where will your ambition have taken you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how is the canadian system different from the US? what are the main problems of the US system? what would you do to change it? why is that a solution? is cost the only factor? (as you can see, we went on this topic for a good amount of time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dissected my essays and asked about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three major healthcare problems a physician has to deal with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"“Tell us why you want to get into this.”" More from this Member | Report Response

"role play" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically what everyone already said. I might as well just tell you all of them. Why med? Where do you see yourself years from now? What are some current problems in med in US? What is the deal with the aging population? What should we do about it? Is the Canadian system a possible solution? Why do HMOs cut off services? Why do people specialize when there is primary care shortage? What books do I read? Tell us about a personal failure. Tell us about a person in your volunteer program. If patient wants prescription to buy drugs in Canada, do you do it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Already covered in previous posts" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I choose my major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experiences and how you got here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your graduate school experince in Boston? What did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have experiences with patients shaped your desire to practice medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? Do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your background, why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Time's Person of the Year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say the US is switched to a Universal Health Care system like Oregon state, where everyone got basi health care, but certain procedures were not covered. For example, a 40 year old man, regardless of situation/health, will be refused a kidney transplant. Is this fair?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the Japanese healthcare system differ from the US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about premium medicical services available to those who can pay for the added service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions about current problems with our health care system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like a cookie, or something to drink?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what sets you apart from other candidates" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me stuff about my volunteer experiences, shadowing doctors." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done with yourself in the last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from your past traveling experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bioethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you prescribe a lethal dose of morphine to a patient who was terminal if requested?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top 3 health care problems in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the healthcare system in Japan" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you out of all these applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Views on state of health care in US." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UW? (that's a good question- why in the hell did I apply here?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you choose at Time's Man of the Year? (got a negative response to my choice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the three most important issues in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what you learned from your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you pick as Time's Person of the Year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Where do you see yourself in 15 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So...tell us a bit about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we fix the problem of 43 million people being uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Man on ventillator wants to have ventillator out even though he won't live without it. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Views of physician assited suicide" More from this Member | Report Response

"the pill question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics on Jahovah wittness refuses blood transplant, old patient/young, concious/unconcious, " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell a patient who calls you up to say goodbye because he's been storing up pills and is going to take them as soon as he gets off the phone with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite research project ? (if you are asked this, I would definitely talk about the project you know best whether it is your favorite project or not)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you spoke to Dr. Samson..what did he tell you and what did you do to improve your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are problems with health care today and what would you do to fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about UVM and why did you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You give a medicare patient a much-needed Rx, she immediately tosses it in the trash saying she can't afford it...What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe 2 or 3 of the most pressing healthcare issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why UWSOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient who just lost his wife and found that he has prostate cancer but refuse treatment. His family are begging you to force him to have treatment done. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you improved your application since you were here last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you feel is the biggest problem in today's healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Time Person of the Year" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on cloning humans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you been doing for the last two years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem facing health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor, and why should we support you in that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experience makes you want to be a doctor. What kind of doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how many Americans are have no health care coverage?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this the only school you applied to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from traveling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your patient wants a total body scan, but you know it doesn't do much good and could be potentially harmful because of irradiation. Do you let the patient do the procedure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to improve the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doc? What specialty and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the biggest challenges you will face as a practicing doctor in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had $100 million, what healthcare problem in Washington state would you fix" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you spend $5 million dollars on a rural clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the things that you would expect to hear a physician say they enjoy about their job and that they don't enjoy about their job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If given $15 million dollars to promote healthcare in your community, how would you go about constructing a plan to use that money, and what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient role play scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"A role playing scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I won the powerball what would I use the money for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In response to one answer, one of the interviewers politely disagreed with me and challenged me answer with a follow up. It was related to communication as a physician and how to integrate all perspectives. It caught me off guard but we had a good academic discussion." More from this Member | Report Response

"If i was editor of Time Magazine and i told you that i will put any organization you wish on the cover and write a story about them, which organization would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in you free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the state of healthcare right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If President Obama approached you to help solve a local obesity problem, how would you go about making a difference in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If Governor Inslee had extra money to spend in his budget for your use and asked you to report to him the health needs of a county in NE Washington State, how would you go about finding this information out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a patient that left an impression on you. (Not really an interesting question but really one of the only ones where I felt I could really shine and they finally wanted to know about ME, not just standard boring healthcare questions or "If you had a million dollars for healthcare..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Bill Greer as a Basketball coach?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical role-play. You are in a private practice with several other doctors, including me (your best friend). When you come into work one morning, your nurse tells you she smells alcohol on my breath." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot of interesting ethical questions. Most were straight off of the bioethics website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Role play: 14 year old obese girl with no other health issues wants a note to get out of PE. (It wasn't a "what would you do", rather a "let's act this out, right now.")" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a role play scenario and had to convince one of the interviewers to take a treatment that they were hesitant to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"A new patient of yours who has lung cancer walks into your office and tells you he wants to end his life..." More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Say you are an internal medicine doc in small town, Montana. You have a patient that comes to you asking you to help take care of a problem that he has. You also see and know well his wife and family. This man is a salesman and is on the road quite a bit. He tells you that a few weeks ago, he was lonely. He went to the bar, had a few drinks, met a woman, and now thinks he has contracted some sort of STD. You check him out and diagnose and treat him for syphilis. You then tell him that it is a communicable disease and must be reported, as well as his contacts. He tells you, "No. There is no way my wife can know." What do you do? ........ Then, what if he says, "I know she has an appointment for a check-up next week. Can't you just tell her that she's due for an immunization and give her a shot of penicillin?" ...... I said absolutely not... What would you then say to him if he said, "I came to you, in trust, that you would help me take care of this and not say a word."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top three most pressing healthcare issues in this state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role play: One of your long time patients with terminal cancer calls you at a busy Friday afternoon. He (in a nutshell):"The pain is getting too much, no chance of cure, talked it through with my family and gonna take a bunch of sleeping pills tonight. Just wanted to say goodbye and thanks for everything." Me:"ehmmm..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is more like the question I didn't expect (but in a good way): You are a physician on call, and it it’s your anniversary. Your spouse has cooked dinner and there are roses on the table. As you enter the door, your pager goes off with an emergency. You have to go back to the hospital to see a patient. You come home 2 hours later and the roses are in the garbage can, and your spouse is upset. Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of a 9 year old girl with down syndrome, a 31 year old single man with a former drug addiction, and a 54 year old man with a wife and 2 children, who would you give a heart to if you only had one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important feedback you've ever received, and what did you do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the recent guidelines for mammograms?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can we recruit medical students interested in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We set up lots of theoretical constraints regarding health care reform that were not hard, but sort of tricky to keep track of. As advised on the UWSOM website, think out loud." More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare and contrast your experience working with the patients in the geriatric exercise clinic versus the varsity athletes in the training room. (both volunteer experiences in my file)" More from this Member | Report Response

"#2" More from this Member | Report Response

"You mention 'lack of self-awareness was an issue that caused my parents divorce.' What do you mean by lack of self awareness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a role-play. it was kind of weird but fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any questions that we haven't asked you that you thought we should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what major health care issues you see in America today and what you'd do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All modesty aside, why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any other interviews this year? (Just thought this was an odd question to ask at the end of my interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Before Tom Daschle stepped down from office, what was his plan for health care reform and do you think it would have worked? (I went to school in South Dakota where he is from.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have treated a man with every possible known treatment for cancer. He will die unless you can halt/remove the cancer and he has just recently slipped into a coma. His wife found a drug online that is not FDA approved but is advertised as possibly having life saving effects. She wants to use it on her patient. What do you do? Pretend I am the wife and role play with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Details about my specific experiences and how they relate to my current interests in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"role play scenario about ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's so interesting about radiology?!? (The interviewer was trying to ask me why I was interested in radiology, but then became embarrassed when he realized his tone was downplaying radiology.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do? <br><br> (compose music, write)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A new drug has clinically been proven to extend the life expectancy of a terminally ill patient with lung cancer from 9 months to 10.5 months. The drug costs $80,000 per patient. The Canadian healthcare system has decided they will not cover the cost of this drug for patients, but Medicare here in the US does. Would you use this treatment, knowing it costs as much as it does?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I worked with diabetes patients) Discuss keeping track of numbers with regard to physician performance in controlling diabetes in their patients. What do you do with "non-compliant" patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(While suggesting options about a case study) That's not going to work. What else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small role-playing scenario: I was the physician, on of the interviewers was a 55 year old obese diabetic woman living in poverty. She comes to you looking for a way to afford her medication. Where do you send her/what do you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose, would you choose a lifesaving treatment for someone or prevention for many?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did X experience make you think differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a medical error that you've observed during your work, what was done about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 14 year old girl comes to your office and tells you she had unprotected sex. She wants you to give her a prescription for plan B. How do you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about some of the experiences you've had that made you want to go in to medicine; give specific examples of how people inspired you to want to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to consult on a case of acute appendicitis on a child, but the parents did not want an operation (they wanted to use prayer instead) what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friends could describe you, what one adjective would they use?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about Dr. Paul Farmer's personal life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I tell a pregnant patient that knew in advance their child would be disabled (I work with autism) and they were seeking advice on whether or not to abort." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the challenges facing rural doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare US health system to Mexican health system" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you decide who gets a liver among three equally ill patients: one child with Down's syndrom, one man in prison and one man with three children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role playing for ethical question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bioethical question about drugs, can't remember the exact wording." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you reduce health care costs or increase access?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything we didn't ask that you really wanted us to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"reapplicant question: aside from your grades/activities, how do you think you've changed as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See below" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Are there any questions we didn't ask you that you wished we had?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"If mental health care was suddenly cut from health care insurance (if medicine was socialized), what would happen? What would you suggest patients experiencing mental health crises do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the Editor of Time magazine, who would you name as Person of the Year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an encouter with a patient that really touched you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about herbal medicine use to treat a lymphoma" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest thing you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All ethics questions. You really need to be up on your game with current medical policy, ethical issues, and health related news." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of role playing. My entire interview group was given role playing. there is only ethics questions. my entire interview group was only asked ethics questions. read an ethics book. recommended. look online for some ethics book. dont waste time, just do ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Comparing a volunteer experience I had here in the US with one in India." More from this Member | Report Response

"A Bioethics question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Usual question about what type of medicine I want to practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thought on genetic engineering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"I hear there is a brothel in your home town, or at least there used to be. Would you have a problem treating the women there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question about non-compliant TB patient. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if a mom refused to give her 11 year old daughter HPV vaccines because she didn't want to encourage sexual promiscuity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"About medical error, if I had ever seen one in my volunteer experience and how did I handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The biggest benefits for impoverished people living in 3rd World squalor are clean water and solid infrastructure; so why do you feel so strongly about volunteering as a physician for a relief organization?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we make health care more affordable and available in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you apply your public health degree to your practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would I give a liver to, the alcoholic on welfare with 2 young kids or the successful businessman who is active and involved in improving social concerns of the community? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think the US has such a high infant mortality rate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think doctors are not satisfied with their work these days?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't people in underserved communities have equal access to healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging aspect of providing health care in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think family practice is dying away in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a mistakes occurs in the operating room, who should be liable, the doctor, the nurses, ect. and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although the ethical questions I was given were incredibly difficult, they were nonetheless ''interesting''. By interesting I mean it must've taken my interviewer quite a while to come up with such a moral enigma..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Vast array of ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethics question: A 60 year old man who you have been treating for a while calls you in the middle of the night and thanks you for treating him but now he is ready to die. What do you say to him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite artist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics scenario. When I said I wouldn't consent to PAS by giving my 65 y/o patient with end-stage cancer sleeping pills, the lead interviewer followed it up with " More from this Member | Report Response

"Define underserved." More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient comes in and wants antiviral drugs for their family to protect them from the Avian Flu although they have little to no risk of getting the disease... then, buisnessman who travels to areas of high risk wants the drug... etc, etc. Do you give them the drug? Then, when they begin threatening you, etc. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A series of questions involving the Mitchell Rupe case. If you're not familiar with this man, he was on death row, ballooned up to 400 pounds, went to court saying that he could not be hung because the likely decapitation of so heavy a man would be cruel and unusual punishment. He later developed severe liver problems and needed a transplant. The case goes on, but you can imagine the sorts of questions meant to tease out my process of reasoning in ethically thorny situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"what i would do if a patient of mine needed an immediate surgery which only i could give him and which he couldn't afford until his insurance kicked in in 72 hours, would i write a false date on the insurance claim?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. What types of activities did you do in high school? 2. How would you fix the health care system? 3. What are the disadvantages in the Canadian and UK systems? 4. What did you learn about medicine from your experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about using a junk-food tax to help out with the obesity problem in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about 2 ethical scenarios that were both interesting. The scenarios kept evolving based on my answers, which made the discussion even more interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it would have made a difference (in the Terry Shiavo case) if they had been trying to take her off the ventilator rather than a feeding tube?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What seperates you from your other pre-med friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an example of an ethical dilemma that you have faced as a student, and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you vote for a right to die initiative in Washington" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient with a tumor who didnt want to recieve treatment because she believed in eastern medicine, what would you do? And what would you do if she tried eastern medicine, it didn't work, and the tumor grew?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the President going to say about Health Care in the State of the Union address, and what do you think about what he might say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics question on genome sequencing" More from this Member | Report Response

"A Cambodian woman with HIV and an HIV + child doesn't want her kid to take ARVs-- what would I do as her doc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your public health experience, why have you chosen to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a patient who had severe COPD and the only medication that made him comfortable also had the side effect of killing him. Would you give him the med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the problem with healthcare in the country and what would you do to fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Your long term patient of 85yo has breast cancer and is at the end stage of life. She calls you and requests sleeping pills in a quantity that could end her life. How do you handle this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is Medicine a service profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a question where I was asked to role play being a doctor to a family that came in. Basically, the wife (who was not present) was pregnant and wanted and abortion. The rest of the family (the grandparents and the husband, who were present) didn't want and abortion. They came to me to ask what I could do. What was tough is that I actually had to play a doctor instead of just answering a question." More from this Member | Report Response

"In all of your clinical experience, what made the biggest impression on you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a collegue gave a patient the wrong medication, and the patient came back in because the medication didn't work, how would you approach your collegue and what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked anything that I hadn't expected, the only "unknown" was the lone ethical question (see most difficult question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most important lesson I can teach a patient." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most important event of 2005?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question that surprised and allowed me to express my personality was , "What is the one movie you would suggest that all of us see?" This was a follow up question to what I did for fun, in which I said I watched a lot of movies. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who or what would you put in the cover of Time's Magazine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the Oregon euthanasia law is a country-wide precendent or a fluke? Is it a slippery slope? Discuss." More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics question: say 20 years down the line one of your patients wishes to select positive traits and remove negative traits in their next child. would you do it or what would you advise them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you put on the Times magazine cover." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you put on the cover of Time magazine as the person of the year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any tragedy in your life, and if so, how have you learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name five essential qualities of a physician, (then, after I had already listed the first), in order of importance. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that cosmetic surgery should have a tax to benefit community clinics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The famouse, "would you like a cookie?" question. I knew it was coming, but still intrigue." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're interested in public health and you worked in restaurants for years...didn't all the drinking and smoking offend you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone came to you and said that they were from some religious sect where they have to get a lot of piercings and asked you if you could do the piercings for them because they trust you more than the person who normally does the piercings, what would you do? (What the heck?!!??)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about pain medication and an elderly patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"A rambling question about named reporting of people who test + for HIV." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me what I would do in the situation involving Terri Schiavo (the women in FL who is the subject of all the lawsuits about removing her feeding tube)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were appointed by the president to lead the US health care system, what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest disappointment you've faced in your life thus far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of the CDC limiting flu vaccines to at risk populations and then ending up with thousands of unused vaccines?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my unique route to medine" More from this Member | Report Response

"A 15 year old girl comes into your office who is having sex with her boyfriend. Her mother has arranged for you to give her a depo shot, but when she shows up she tells you she doesn't want to have the shot, she wants to get pregnant and have a baby so the government will give her money! What do you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"one of your terminally ill cancer patients calls to let you know he has made the decision to take his life. what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not psychology? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a 2-year-old patient who needed a life-saving blood transfusion but her parents, Jehovah's Witnesses, refused the treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Costa Rica has elected to spend the majority of their health care dollars on the young vs. elderly--what do you think of this policy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What one proposal would you suggest to fix healthcare in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical situation: How do I react to a patient who wants me to help kill him. " More from this Member | Report Response

"how will you handle the suffering taht you will encounter in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel that your favorite author is a tolerant person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since I like analytucal, methodical processes, how will I deal with patients who rarely fit into that category." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the ethical implications involved in the distribution of antiretrovirals to foreign countries at western prices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why on earth did you start another fraternity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the U.S. were to switch to a socialized healthcare system, who would be against the idea? (the answer is insurance companies :) )" More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you read Newsweek, and since 2005 is about to begin, if you were editor in chief of Time magazine, who or what do you think would be on the cover for Person/Event of the year for 2004?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the University of Washington?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What two issues are the most important facing health care today, and how would you address them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Position on stem cell research" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you explain the reelection of a president that is responsible for so many deaths in the Iraq operation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should a physician take part in carrying out a death penalty sentence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about being a physician and treating two very different forms of illness, chronic disease versus treatable infectious disease, and how a physician must adjust and adapt (mentally, etc.) to the different situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient of yours with a very painful terminal cancer calls and tells you that he has 54 sleeping pills and plans to take them. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working for a U.S. senator, how could you work to alleviate the problem of uninsured people in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"End of life issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is President Bush or Senator Kerry right about the impact of medical malpractice cases on the cost of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 3--see below. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take five years to graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"[Note: I prefer not to answer the "which questions were you asked" questions to safeguard my privacy.]" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was your SAT score? (less interesting than just surprising)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the US health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"please tell us about your experience with tango" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last novel you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions I was asked were the same as some that have been posted previously and some stuff right off my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What challanges do rural communities face regarding both primary and psyciatric care? I thought it was interesting to address the psychiatric componant." More from this Member | Report Response

"scenerio questions aimed at investigating my thoughts on larger issues: quality of life, hot health topics, balance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bioethics situation in which I had to choose which patient I would treat.. and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty crazy weather back there, huh?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My greatest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I say if a patient of mine, who had an arm injury at work covered by worker's comp, asked me to write his boss a note for his work since next week was fishing season? Just seemed way too obvious to be an ethics question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you put on the cover of Time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the frustrations/complaints you have heard from physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has the view of death in Latin American countries changed the way you view the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of emergency rooms are being forced to shut down, why do you feel that is the case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical scenario in which family members disagreed about end-of-life care for an elderly relative" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that the current trend in healthcare where physicians are given less autonomy and more paperwork will continue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics: See below." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you say want to do primary care in a rural community if you have no experience in any rural area? (they acted like I was lying!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing very interesting... pretty standard stuff- ethical question + discussion of my activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical question about lethal dosages of pain medication" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're the only doctor in a small town and a close family friend comes to your house furious because you prescribed birth control for her 14 year-old daughter. How do you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you design a new chemotherapeutic drug for children, would you test it on children?" More from this Member | Report Response

"kid needs a blood transfusion but his parents are jehovah's witnesses-what do you do? what if they still refuse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If healthcare was universalized, what would physicians lose and what would patients lose." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on programs where American physicians work overseas for a certain period of time? Some say these programs do not account for what happens after the physicians leave the area and there is no longer the expertise/technology/service for the community to continue after the physician is gone. What do you think about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a pt requested that you write a prescription to be filled in Canada (where it is presumably cheaper) would you agree to do so?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical role play where I was the physician/counselor to a family who could not come to a consensus on their mothers end of life care." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were all pretty mainstream." More from this Member | Report Response

"why consider rural medicine " More from this Member | Report Response

""If someone you respect, say your high school principal, was slightly ill and had swollen glands, etc. for a few weeks and you ran a test for HIV, just in case, and the test came back positive, how would you negotiate the situation?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since more western physicians and medical staff are going to developing countries to learn about other cultures and provide treatment some indigenous peoples are becoming skeptical of their own doctors. Is it a good idea for western physicians to continue to visit developing countries if barriers and such skepticism are being created? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think that there is a problem with access to health care in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about one of your patients you have met during your volunteer time." More from this Member | Report Response

"How realistic is it to combine research with the practice of medicine and do well at both?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If my husband were there during the interview, what would he want them to know about me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you address the problem of healthcare in a region that is extremely poor? (in the context of talking about one of my life experiences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you draw the line in obtaining human embryonic stem cells for research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book that you have read that you felt had significant meaning in your life? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How could you possibly mess up the Turkey for your Thanksgiving day dinner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were practicing medicine in another country and diagnosed a patient with tuberculosis and that patient refused to take antibiotics and instead wanted to take herbal medicine, what would you do? What if there were children around that were at risk of contracting tuberculosis and they attended school? How would you address the risk to the children and the community? Would you try to force them to accept treatment using the community or by passing a law mandating treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the new Medicare bill?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe that someone with affirmitive action status, i.e. any minority, should have first grabs at admission?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a quadraplegic asked you to remove his pacemaker so that he could die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"compare and contrast the health care situation in my home land and the US. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What motivates you to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who inspires me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"illegal immigrant needs expensive meds...what do you do as their physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest disappointment in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I felt the scandals in the service academies were such an issue as compared to other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The bioethics question" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we face the challenge of an aging population?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethics question: An older patient comes to see you, is saving pills, and wants to know how many it would take for her to kill herself. Her daughter is with her, supports her choice. Would you tell her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you decide to take a couple years off after college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has growing up in a rural area affected your descision to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of great ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Baseball fan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were a physician and..............? (basically asking you to take a stand on some very tough issues)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has influenced your decision to study medicine and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you help the uninsured obtain health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a patient you worked with. Me: Any specific type of patient, or incident? Them: Just tell us about one." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the difference between a rural practice and an urban practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your take on the British Healthcare System?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you address the problem of the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to chose Time's "person of the year" who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of all the countries you've been to, which had the best/most interesting health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your flight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"whats changed since last year" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical questions were interesting, but I was ready for them. They asked me about malpractice insurance and how we could fix the current problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were czar of the world, how would you fix health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had unlimited research funds, what experiment would you conduct ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you went to a bank for a loan to pay your malpractice insurance and the bank owner came to you and basically said it would be no problem to give you the loan if you would test his son for drugs without him knowing. What would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"A couple came to my office and requested an abortion because they do not want another girl. What should I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cancer patient of yours comes into your office stressed out and is at the end of her rope. She asks you to prescribe her a months worth of pain pills and sleeping pills. You suspect that she wants to committ suicide. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I get my "spunk" from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the blue....I felt prepared for most of the questions they would ask me because I had done a lot of reading. I suppose the one thing that threw me off was, "where do uninsured people go to receive medical care?" It felt almost like a trick question but the answer was pretty obvious, so I blurted out a few alternatives they would have. That question just felt a bit odd for some reason, mostly because it felt too simple to ask....I thought I was missing something." More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient is brought to the ER and has had a massive MI. He dies before anyone has a chance to do anything to him. The attending physician approaches you and asks if you would like to practice your intubation skills on him. What do you do? How about a put in a sub-clavian? What if the family is right outside waiting to view him? Do you ask them if they mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any clinical, one on one medical experience? If so do you remember any patients in particular, and what stands out from the others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is ethically reasonable for the surgeons in West Virginia to go on strike?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To prioritize the medical procedures on which we should spend our health care money. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biochemical function of the gene you are studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel if the federal govt decided to stop paying for dialysis for patients over the age of 75 and use that money instead to provide medical insurance for all children in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions, i suppose. Ethical questions tailored to what kind of doctor you want to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly about my personal experiences. Read your AMCAS and personal essay. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How have sports helped prepare you to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you ever hospitalized for your asthma? I'm still not sure of the purpose of this question..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you respond to people who say you don't have enough life experience to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I feel about my life looking back on it 20 years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a Chinese woman approached you with the desire to abort her female baby because she wanted a male one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with a specific federal grant program that serves rural hospitals? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who should be Time's Person of the Year this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how doctors function in developing countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would treat a terminally ill patient and their family." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you have a patient who...(insert 5 minutes of setting up a complicated ethical scenario)...what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were the people in Ireland happy with their healthcare system? (I had studied there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ethical question,which was expected, became very interesting at the end when the issue of death certificates arose. Question was what would I, the doctor, write on the death certificate as the reason for death when I might have good reason to believe my patient had downed a bottle of painkillers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were based on my application and so, they were fairly standard. Surprisingly, I was not asked any ethical dilemma questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a problem that you see in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting questions were specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked alot about my current work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific ethical questions related to my interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hard to say... Many were very specific to my interest in a particular field of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a family practice physician and your long-time patient tests positive for HIV. He asks you not to tell his wife, who is also your long-time patient. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Situation: A longtime patient of yours has terminal cancer and is in a lot of pain. He asks you for a months worth pain medication with the intent of killing himself. Do you give him the perscription?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your [subject] research background impacted your desire to become a doctor? (I spent last 2 years doing [subject] research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is knitting a thing Carribean people do as a cultural thing?" More from this Member | Report Response

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