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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"In a role play: get a person to stop smoking." Report Response

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

"I was asked to clarify an accomplishment I'd mentioned in my file - it made me very glad that I don't engage in resume padding!" Report Response

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

"Why Seattle if you're from the east coast?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some of the challenges facing rural doctors?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do the cost and lack of accessability to health insurance affect our health care system?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on ethics and about all of the school's programs." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amazing service and rural medicine programs. The location of the medical school - it's on two lakes and it's beautiful!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was super stressed because this school is my absolute top choice. But the interviewers were very nice and were not trying to ratchet the stress level up at all. It was not the pressure-cooker I'd expected!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was one person in the interview who had seem my whole file, and the other two only had my personal statement. I liked the fact that someone had seen my entire file - it made the interview seem more structured and thought-through than others. I liked it because I felt it gave me a real chance to talk about my file, both strengths and weaknesses. Beware, though - there was a role play; but it was pretty painless :)" 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?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

With students at the school

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?

12/10/2007

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the good work - thank you very much for not making us fill out supplementals (and pay extra" Report Response

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