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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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"What do you do for fun? Do you read?" Report Response

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

"Several ethics questions (consent, physician assisted suicide, etc)." Report Response

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

"How do we deal with the uninsured and practicing in a place where patients can't afford to pay for their services?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you have to contribute to this year's medical class ? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forums and interview feedback, kept current on major health care issues (Medicare, malpractice, etc), UW Bioethics page, read-up on how the US healthcare system works as well as its weaknesses " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was very helpful and seemed to make every effort to make the experience as comfortable and smooth as possible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was a bit lacking, but mostly just because of time and distance restrictions. I would have liked to see more of the facilities, beyond the lecture halls." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They can re-interview you if there is a major discrepancy between your committee members (they must come to a consensus. This happened to me and I had to have another interview later that day with a whole new committee to get "another perspective and some input" to supplement the first interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt that this was an overall pleasant experience, and it was clear to me that all involved were making an effort to overcome many of the negative things that they have been known for in the past. My interviewers were receptive enough to smile when appropriate, but were not overly nonchalant. The panel experience is really not as bad as you might imagine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2004

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