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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"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?" Report Response

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

"Parents of a child in need of a blood transfusion refuse the treatment for religious reasons despite the fact the child will certainly die. What do you do? "The law says that..." What if you can make the law? What if instead of a child it is an adult?" Report Response

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

"Very sick terminally ill patient requests you to end his life... "I wouldn't do it." Very sick terminally ill patient requests Rx to end his own life... "It's a crime in WA, I wouldn't do it." Very sick terminally ill Oregon patient requests Rx to end his life... BASICALLY take a moral stance and stick with it. (That's my opinion anyway)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the biochemical function of the gene you are studying?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the differing positions between Dems and Repubs in regards to medicare prescription drug benefits?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, UW's Bioethics site (big help), NPR X 3-4 months, NY Times subscription, refresh myself on my PS/AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nothing stood out terribly positive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing stood out terrible negative ( I skipped the tour. It seemed like a waste of time...I did Undergraduate here.)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"more details of health policy reform" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Heavy on ethics (end-of-life, abortion, stem cell, religious preferences), national and local health care policy, MEDICARE and Medicaid, extent of benefits of above insurances but the heavy issues were interrupted by easier topics: what's on your reading list, what is your research about (how to explain it simply) I WAS NOT ASKED WHY I WANTED TO BE A DOCTOR (bummer, I had a well-rehearsed response)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2003

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