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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?

40 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 frustrations have you experienced with healthcare restrictions when providing patient care? Do you anticipate having the same frustrations as a physician?" Report Response

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

"You have three patients who need a heart transplant. The first is a 10-year-old girl. The second is a convicted criminal who used to live an abusive, dangerous lifestyle but who has now reformed and is a respected member of society. The third is a middle-aged man who had a heart-attack. He is married and has three young children. All have an equal chance of success. Tell me who you would give the heart to, and explain your logic and thought process as you come to your decision." Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A new drug has clinically been proven to extend the life expectancy of a terminally ill patient with lung cancer from 9 months to 10.5 months. The drug costs $80,000 per patient. The Canadian healthcare system has decided they will not cover the cost of this drug for patients, but Medicare here in the US does. Would you use this treatment, knowing it costs as much as it does?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You have been appointed as one of Barak Obama's advisers. With economic conditions as they are, how would you improve the healthcare system while cutting costs?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, reviewed AMCAS and secondary, stayed current on healthcare issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student guide was awesome and extremely helpful. The tour and lunch with him and the other students were excellent. Everyone in the admissions office was very helpful and friendly. Love the WWAMI program; no other med school offers what UW does in terms of locations for clinicals. From everyone I talked to and from everything I learned that day, it's obvious that UW goes above and beyond for their students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities are a bit run down, but improvements are being made. Also, one of the interviewers made a point to look distinctly bored." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they were going to ask me so many questions on healthcare policy and reform." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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