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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"Tell us about why you want to be a doctor." Report Response

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

"If you hadn’t to explain to a five year old what a doctor does, what would you say?" Report Response

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

"Fast-forward ten to fifteen years. What are you doing, and where do you live?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Imagine I am about to commission the creation of a small, nineteen bed hospital. Explain what the hospital mission should be and how you will ensure it is followed. (As a follow-up) Choose a board of directors." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You attended an international health service trip during the summer. If you met any of the local health providers, please explain the role of these providers in contrast to your own role as a traveling volunteer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Three mock interviews, some one-on-one practice questions with spouse, reading on UW Ethics page." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Small class size, new school building, opportunities for firsthand experience, variety and number of available summer research/other projects, pathways program, general school prestige, good rapport between students and administrators" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not too many specialty interest groups at regional campuses, mandatory lecture attendance (could be positive or negative, depending)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"These interviewers will stonewall you the whole time. Don’t worry. They’re told to do that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be nice if they were a little more friendly and/or talkative to us students during our time waiting for an interview." Report Response

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