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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"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?" Report Response

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

"We were talking about having a limit on malpractice award payment. A situation: your wife's both breasts were removed mistakenly. How would you feel and what is your position on malpractice lawsuit." Report Response

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

"What is the problem that you see in health care today, and how would you fix it. Tell about your research in layman term. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Mostly about my personal experiences. Read your AMCAS and personal essay. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How has your experience after school made you a better candidate?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UW bioethic web site, news articles on web, SDN feedback, think real hard why medicine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I got the impression that the interviewer weren't try to be mean. They wanted to know that you are aware of the current health care issues that doctors have to deal with and the ethical issues that will come up at some point in a MD career. They also want to know about you." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviews tend to run late, expect some wait time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Over 150 interviewers who give their time to interview candidates each year. With so many people, there're chances that you may get nice, not so nice, and out right weird ones. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Read a lot on current health care and ethical issues. Know why you pursue medicine. Your attitude and character will be remembered not so much that you have all the right answers. Prepare ahead, do your homework, and be ready to tell about your experiences. Believe in yourself! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2003

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