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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?

10 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)?

"Questions about my medical mission trips and shadowing experiences. Ex: What are the three most important things you observed at the rural family practice clinic?" Report Response

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

"Given your experiences on humanitarian trips, what do you think of medical tourism? Of providing health care to illegal immigrants? " Report Response

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

"We've noticed you have a lot of leadership experience. What do you think it means to be a good leader? Do you see yourself leading your future classmates?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the most important feedback you've ever received, and what did you do with it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The above, and, describe a conflict you were involved in and how you lead it to resolution. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Continually practiced and reflected on my past experiences, Mock interview with pre-med advisors, SDN Interview Feedback (advice to applicants: avoid the pre-med general discussion forum), studied: New England Journal of Medicine Health Care Reform articles, UW Bioethics website, and the UW SOM website to be very familiar with the intricacies of the program. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The courtesy demonstrated by the admissions staff (very friendly, led me to a pre-interview waiting room with little ammenities, give you a USB drive with UW info, etc...), the personalities of the med students I met, the hospital facilities, the Seattle area, the recreational opportunities available to students, and mostly the incredible program at UW" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The academic facilities at the UW campus (except for a sweet soundproof, glass-walled student lounge) are admittedly 'retro' in their aesthetic, but the clinical facilities are top notch. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I didn't need to be so anxious about the interview. Though there are 3 very intelligent people listening to you and analyzing what you're saying, the interview is also an opportunity to learn about medicine from 3 individuals further along the path than you. If you demonstrate confidence and can articulate your views and openly reflect on your experiences, you'll do very well. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Enjoy the interview day. It's a wonderful experience. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

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

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/23/2009

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I have no suggestions. I had an excellent experience." Report Response

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