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  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 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?

45 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)?

"Role play: An obese man, chronic respiratory condition and smoker requests for oxygen, but you as the physician refuse. What are the options? Why? What else? What if X occurs... Y occurs..." Report Response

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

"Tell me what you've read about, in regards to the amount of paperwork that physicians have to go through in the literature. (I said I didn't know but suggested that it was immense)." Report Response

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

"So how are you going to go about opening your clinic? Who will fund it? What happens if X occurs... or Y..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(While suggesting options about a case study) That's not going to work. What else?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"From your aspirations, it sounds like you should be a social worker or politician instead. Why bother becoming a doctor then?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Bodenheimer, reviewed UW Bioethics, read bioethics books, reviewed current health care system." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The myriad of opportunities available to do anything everywhere... seriously." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The intimidating interview! I let my nerves get to me. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How serious the interview could get..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I believe the interviewers are nice people to begin with. With that said, they were fairly apathetic and cynical during the interview. From the moment the doors closed, everyone's facial expressions became emotionless and serious. Don't be surprised if they bounce remarks off one another towards you, in response to your answers. They're trying to push your buttons and trying to see how you reason, respond, react. Throughout the interview, all of my interviewers just stared at me, without emotion. One yawned, another looked around, the last one just stared. You can already tell that one was the good cop (quiet, made remarks), one the bad cop (asked questions) and the last person only served to exploit any holes in your logic or spin off questions. All in all, it is essentially impossible to read the interviewers but strive to do your best. In the end everyone smiled, but it creates an intense atmosphere for sure! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Sea-Tac

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2008

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?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Admissions office does a great job, very friendly." Report Response

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