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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?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"You've traveled a lot, what do you think about the US's health care system vs. some of the countries you have visited?" Report Response

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

"Why should we accept you to med school over the other students here for interviews today?" Report Response

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

"How many uninsured people are there in America? (be sure you are familiar with up-to-date statistics)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What book are you currently reading?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Our government is not making changes to our health care system, so who do we turn to in order to improve health care? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"2 mock interviews; also a VERY helpful book on health policy is "Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach" by Shi and Singh" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How dedicated UW is to community service and rural health" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviews went REALLY late and because mine was one of the later ones in the day, one of my interviewers was even yawning during the interview" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"WWAMI loans begin to gain interest year one after med school and there is only 1 residency program in my home state, so essentially I won't be able to even consider repaying my home state loan until after residency" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I prepared really well, apparent by my knowing several health statistics asked and holding my own on the ethics questions; however, walking out I was unsure as to how it went. Sometimes I didn't have an answer to something, but many times they are looking at HOW you react and process things not WHAT you say. It was very nerve-wracking, but I remained calm and overall the interviewers are friendly." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SEA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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