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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?

8 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?

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)?

"What have you done to improve your application since the last time we met with you? (I interviewed last year)" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of medicine do you see yourself practicing? (I could see my self working in the ER based on current experience, so...) Presuming health care reform goes through and everyone begins seeing primary care docs, they stop showing up at the ER and you're out of a job, now what?" Report Response

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

"Please tell us about an experience that touched you emotionally (clinical experience)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"We set up lots of theoretical constraints regarding health care reform that were not hard, but sort of tricky to keep track of. As advised on the UWSOM website, think out loud." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was difficult, I was really surprised." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Know yourself! Know what you want inside and outside of medicine and know why you want to be a physician... then back it up with experience. I read a health policy book, stayed up to date with current events and health policy (although no current event Q's were asked), and interviewed with friends to get used to hearing myself think out loud (as odd as that sounds)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Can I say everything? The students were helpful and the staff was really nice and accommodating." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The other schools I interviewed at held class from 9-12pm. UW goes from 12-5, but I'll get used to it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How awesome the current students and fellow applicants are. I can see myself going to school with all of them." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love this school!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2009

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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the good work! The admissions team is really helpful!" Report Response

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