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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?

9 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

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

"Why medicine? Explain your grades in organic chemistry (I didn't do very well). How did you prepare for the MCAT?" Report Response

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

"Where will you be in 15 years? What are some of the challenges of rural medicine? What do you do for fun? " Report Response

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

"They presented a medical ethics case about a mom who didn't recover well from a stroke and the daughters disagreed on how to proceed. How do you deal with the situation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(I worked with diabetes patients) Discuss keeping track of numbers with regard to physician performance in controlling diabetes in their patients. What do you do with "non-compliant" patients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Talk about insurance and why the health care system isn't changing. How would you improve the health care system? Do you have any questions for us?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied cases from UW bioethics website, studentdoctor.net interview feedback, printed out lists of previous interview questions at a wide variety of schools and brainstormed responses, familiarized myself with 2008 presidential candidate platforms on health care (health08.org), read Healthcare Meltdown by Dr. Robert Lebow, Better by Atul Gawande, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, wrote out why I want to be a doctor and learned it well, spent time reflecting on how the activities I participated in during undergrad made me the person I am today and convinced me I wanted to go into medicine" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers knew my file extremely well and tailored at least half of the questions to me and my experiences. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewers were emotionless on purpose, and it's disconcerting. The student tour guide walked way too fast and I got deep blisters on my feet, ow. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"(Especially ladies:) Don't wear new dress shoes to your interview without breaking them in first. Ignore the other applicants and any comments they make before/after their interviews. All the people who were talking big in my interview group didn't get accepted (I know because I did and they're not in my class.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I over-prepared and I'm glad. It served me well. I just finished my first quarter at UWSOM and I love it!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2008

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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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