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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?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Open file

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

"What have you done since graduating?" Report Response

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

"What activities did you participate in at college?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to do this particular specialty?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"1. What types of activities did you do in high school? 2. How would you fix the health care system? 3. What are the disadvantages in the Canadian and UK systems? 4. What did you learn about medicine from your experiences?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked multiple health care questions... what I think the major problems are... how I would fix them, if I think we need to pour more money into health care, etc." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading "Understanding Health Policy"-- even though it usually put me to sleep. That book is not written to be very entertaining, obviously! Rehearsed answers with family/friends, in my head... Kept up with the news. Read over my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The lunch with the 2nd year students was really the highlight of my day. They were so enthusiastic and informative. They sound like they have more free time than I thought... I was also happy how nice the other interviewees were. Some seemed cold and competitive, but most were NOT." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"People always complain about the facilities, but I have seen worse!! I just wish I could have "read" my interviewers more... For all I know they were thinking, "wow, she's awesome," or "what is she thinking applying here?" Also the interview felt sort of rushed, but I understand that they've got NUMEROUS people to see." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"About all of the great programs UW has, especially the RUOP. That I would get no ethical questions whatsoever. I like those!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I was happy with the experience. I am just anxious to hear back with what their decision is. The interviewers were incredibly nice and I couldn't believe how comfortable the setting was. It was simply amazing how nice and comforting they were. Not intimidating at all." 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?

8 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

SEA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/02/2006

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

10 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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