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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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

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

"Multiple questions about the current state of healthcare and problems associated with it." Report Response

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

"How will you balance things in your personal life when you are going to be putting this much time and effort into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were working for a U.S. senator, how could you work to alleviate the problem of uninsured people in the United States?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the New York Times, UW bioethics websites, read as much as I could about healthcare problems, Mock interview, and generally tried to stay up to date on current events." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very friendly and seemed very interested in what I had to say in the interview as well as what I had said in my personal statement. The first years that we ate lunch with were very honest and great to talk to. Lots of good feedback on the positives and negatives of the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, it was really presented well and the people were great." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything about the day was relatively laid back to what I had read previously on this site. Everyone in the interview was friendly, which is not to say that they didn't ask difficult questions or push you on what you had to say, they just weren't hostile about things. The tour, lunch and sitting in on the class were also very nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2004

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