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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"So you're from out of the region. Why UW?" Report Response

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

"Medical school is expensive. Underserved medicine doesn't compensate well. What is it about underserved medicine that interests you to the extent that you would take on financial hardship? " Report Response

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

"If I were dying of cancer and was in pain and I contact you by phone to ask how many pills I should take to take my life, would you provide me with the information? Follow-up: How would you list the death upon signing the death certificate? Suicide or Disease X?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the biggest disappointment you've faced in your life thus far?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the biggest disappointment you've faced in your life thus far?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, the UW ethics website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospitals and the enthusiasm of the students, along with opportunities for working with urban and rural underserved populations" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The physical plant of the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is plenty of downtime where you aren't doing much, so bring something to read. Additionally, the talk of the interview being incredibly stressful is definitely exagerrated. It was more of a group discussion and my interviewers were very supportive and friendly. Don't buy the hype" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed it, though I wish it wasn't so structured, meaning that I wish there wasn't a set list of questions so that the flow of conversation would have been improved." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SEA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/07/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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