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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"What would you do to solve the current healthcare crisis?" Report Response

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

"Do you think healthcare improvements will be able to be made considering the financial limitations on the next president? (after the recent bailout plan)." Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did X experience make you think differently?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult per say, just hard to think quickly and speak thoughtfully with 3 different individuals being able to ask you questions back to back." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed application, UW ethics site and school website, read Bodenheimer book, talked to current students. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of my fellow interviewees, the kindness of everyone we met, the program itself--such a unique opportunity to do clinical rotations across a 5 state region. Great support for students to achieve their interests." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students indicate that classroom hours are long, no recordings of any lectures done by the school, chairs in classroom are uncomfortable. Students also report that 1st year of college system isn't as good as 2nd year--although they are working on making it better." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"wish I could have been less nervous! This was my top choice so despite how nice the panel was, I was still nervous." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviewers make a big deal about being friendly and wanting to know you. This is very different than what others have reported in the past and may be the result of influence from the new dean. Tour guide's enthusiasm was infectious--thanks to him for such a thoughtful, passionate talk about what he loves about his school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2008

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?

"Everything was great--thanks!" Report Response

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