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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"why do you want to be a doctor and why UWSOM?" Report Response

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

"what makes you stand out from the other applicants?" Report Response

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

"ethics questions above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what i would do if a patient of mine needed an immediate surgery which only i could give him and which he couldn't afford until his insurance kicked in in 72 hours, would i write a false date on the insurance claim?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"about the US and Canadian health systems, whether its preferable to weed people out at the entry level of healthcare (not being able to see a doctor at all) as in US or at the exit level (having to wait to get operations and procedures (as in canadian system)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UW bioethics site, MSAR, SDN, UWSOM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the college system, ability to emphasize on international health or rural health if you wish too, how nice everyone I met was" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much really... maybe that UW gives students less time to study for step 1 than other schools" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that it really isn't that stressful, i was stressed during my interview just because i read so much feedback saying that the interview would be stressful (i went in stressed out already), but there was actually no reason to stress. the interviewers were extremely nice and polite as was everyone else i met; so just relax and you'll do well! plus you get a cookie at the end!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"same as above. made myself anxious for no reason. interviewers were actually very nice and the interview was conversational. there are ethics questions but there are no right or wrong answers for those, it's just a way for them to see what you value and how you think through a problem" 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?

9 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

SEA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/17/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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