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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why do you want to work in rural community if you have no experience in any rural area?" Report Response

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

"Have you done any volunteer work outside of escorting patients at (XXXX) Hospital? (Okay, for one, I've volunteered more hours than probably 99.9% of applicants, but they act like that's nothing. They don't care about devotion. They want jerks who volunteer here for a month, there for a month, etc, etc, etc)" Report Response

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

"Have you shadowed a doctor? (They don't let us, but the interviewers acted like this was not a good enough answer.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why are your grades so low? (This was an unfair question! The files are supposed to be closed to the other people in the room. They also asked why I think I should get in with my MCAT scores and grades!!!!) If I don't get in, I might file a lawsuit for violation of the agreement of the interview conditions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the newspaper a lot. Especially the health articles and stuff about foreign countries, the problems about the health care system, and poor people (especially poor children)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Not much. They act like this school is so great, but I didn't see it in the professors or the students. The people who greeted me were nice, but everyone else was a sadist. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The sadistic nature of those interviewers. One of them even laughed at my answer, and I wasn't trying to be funny! The place is a dump, and if I get in somewhere else, I'm going there. They act like this school is so great, but then they send some people out to Pullman for a year!!! That ought to be illegal. There's no way I'd go live in that dump. Maybe if I was an alcoholic or if I liked cow-tipping. It's so gross. There's nothing but dirt, and there's nothing to do. There's no way I'd go. I'll probably sue if they tell me I had to go." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That apparently interviewing is based on cruelty and hatred. I was kind of crying at the end, and they didn't even care. They told me my answers were fine, so why were they so mean before then? I think they just like torturing people who would make the best doctor. But overall I think I did pretty good. It's not like they had to carry me out. And even though I didn't answer every question, I had a really good excuse for some of my grades, and I've got more volunteer hours than almost anybody, more than the other snobs that were interviewing the same day as me I'm sure. all they were interested in was specializing in neurology and traveling. Sorry, but I don't think that's what makes the best doctor." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I know I would be the best candidate, but apparently you've got to have a 4.0 to go here or something. One of my friends died during finals week last year, but do they care? No. I guess she should have died during the summer, for crying out loud! So maybe my grades aren't the best, and neither are my MCAT scores, but I am more compassionate than those people that do nothing but study!! My personal statement was GREAT, and my English TA said it was the best one page essay he's ever seen, but all they care about is GPA and MCATs. This school is nothing but a doctor factory, and they don't care about personality, or what makes a GREAT doctor. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2004

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