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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?

2 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?

In a group

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

"What is the main problem with healthcare today?" Report Response

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

"Ethics: I had prescribed birth control to a 14 year old daughter of a friend of mine, he found out and came to my house very upset, causing a scene in front of my three children, what would I say to him?" Report Response

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

"What area of medicine do I want to practice?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethics: See below." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All were very straight forward and not too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read books on healthcare policy, SDN, New York times, MSNBC, internet searches on any questions I had lingering (rural healthcare, malpractice, other countries' health systems etc.) Shadowed physicians and talked with them about a lot of the current issues with healthcare." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The attitudes of all the other applicants from Montana. All were polite to each other and eager to share info. The interviewers were very nice and made it easy to relax." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Make sure you take a shuttle from the airport. The shuttle is about $20 compared to the $35 cab ride." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing to add here. Just a word of the wise... Excuses are just lies you tell yourself." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I am a reapplicant from last year, so this year I was better prepared. I have one comment about the previous entry. That individual needs to take a hard look at themselves. They are under the impression that getting in is about how much time you volunteer and that grades and scores don't matter. Everyone knows that it is the combination of all that one does, and not quantitiy, but quality. I felt that I was very prepared last year and that I knew I would succeed if accepted. I would have excelled if accepted last year, but what I have learned in the past year about health policy and the current issues has made me a very strong applicant. Don't look at failure this year as a bad thing, it gives you a chance to reevaluate your motives and to strengthen your passion for medicine. Remember, if you get an interview, your grades and scores are competitive for entrance. If it feels like the interviewers are being harsh on you, take note on what it is that you are discussing, and realize that you need to learn more about that subject, or it may be that your responses are conflicting with each other making your knowledge in that area seem limited. Bottom line is don't get disgruntal, take note of your shortfalls and work on them. Getting upset at the interviewers for your lack of experience or preparedness is not just. A lot of the time they just want to see how you think, not how much you know." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/25/2004

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