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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"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?" Report Response

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

"Follow-up to first question: You prescribe the procedure but the radiologist refuses to do it because the patient doesn't have enough money and also because he says the procedure is unnecessary. What do you do?" Report Response

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

"If you patient is having a baby, would you advise her to have the baby tested for diseases such as Huntington's?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The most interesting questions were specific to my file" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where is all the money being spent in US healthcare going toward? (This was a follow-up to my statement that the high costs were one of the biggest problems in healthcare.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over the stuff on the UW bioethics webpage, read a bioethics book, read about UW's curriculum, and read over my own application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very friendly. Based on what my friends told me, I had expected something much worse, but the experience was very pleasant. The time flew by." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The labs we walked by were run down. The building as a whole was pretty old." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They put the vast majority of their applicants on the waiting list. Also, for WA state residents, there are approximately 6 people interviewing for each spot." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very pleasant. Made me want to go the UW more." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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