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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Closed file

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

"During your experience as a volunteer, what was something that impacted you in a negative aspect? How would you remedy that??" Report Response

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

"Do you think that medical students should be required to participate in rural medicine for a period of time, to experience practicing medicine where they are not interested? " Report Response

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

"Who is your role model? What do you do for fun? What is the difference between euthanasia and PAS? (ethical question followed about PAS)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The question that surprised and allowed me to express my personality was , "What is the one movie you would suggest that all of us see?" This was a follow up question to what I did for fun, in which I said I watched a lot of movies. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"This question was difficult because it was not phrased as a question. "Discuss the impact of pharmaceutical companies upon the medical field, the medical field upon the government and the population, as well as the relationship between the government, pharmaceutical companies and medical field." Another particularly difficult question was "What would you say to pharmaceutical companies weighing the options of developing new drugs versus new vaccinations, when they are also taking into consideration profit?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read a lot before the interview. Sadly I only had a week to prepare for it, as I did not expect to be asked to interview so soon. I read a book on health policy, Critical Condition, (really good) which was interesting and not dry at all. It gives a liberal perspective about medicine and raises issues we should all think about. I also read the UW bioethics site, all of it, as an ethical question always comes up. I wrote down all the questions brought to this website and prepared my own answers, discussed them with a medical school student at UW, and got aquainted with talking about myself and my pursuit in becoming a doctor. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed by the sincerity and genuineness of the interviewers; they were pleasant and encouraged me through the interview as I gave my responses. The main interviewer was one of my previous professors (who I never met but remembered him lecturing) so that was comforting to know that someone I have seen on campus was interviewing me. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The luncheon and meeting with other medical school students was very informal and not impressive. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing, I had a great friend tell me all about UWSOM before I interviewed!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was nerve-wracking to wait for the interview. I was waiting a full hour before I went in, partly because they were running behind and I had gotten there early. I was in a waiting room with other interviewees, some of whom had already interviewed, and it was great to just talk to them. They were all really supportive and nice! The interview itself went by in a blur, though it seemed to last forever when I was speaking. I do wish I had an opportunity to tell them more about myself, though I felt I gave them a complete picture of who I was. The beginning of the interview was tough - they started out with the more lengthy, difficult, policy type of questions. As the interview progressed I became more relaxed about talking about myself. Overall it was great, it was hard to judge how I had done. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2005

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

8 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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