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  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Seattle
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

50 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor and why this state? Follow up questions. Have you had rural medical experience in this state (I said I was interested in rural health care because of time I spent in Argentina). What specialty are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies? What books have you read recently that you would recommend? What was a challenge (not personal) that faced one of the doctors you shadowed? Why do you think some patients do not follow through with their prognosis? (I talked about desire and follow-up). What do you like and do not like about the health care reform." Report Response

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

"If you received money for a clinic, how would you decide where the money would go? (I said I would take a Utilitarian approach) Role Play: Interviewer: I am a 14 year-old obese girl with no other health issues and want a note to get our of PE. Me: Why not PE? Have you talked to your PE teacher and your parents? Asked to bring in parents (played by other 2 interviewers). Finally, said that I would not write a note because she doesn't have a condition impeding her ability to participate in PE. But, I asked for a compromise: Exercise plan including her dancing (she said she liked dancing) that I will sign, and they can take to the school, and it would be up to the school if they would excuse her from PE, as long as she is staying up with the plan I made for her." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Role play: 14 year old obese girl with no other health issues wants a note to get out of PE. (It wasn't a "what would you do", rather a "let's act this out, right now.")" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I said that a single-payer health care system would save lives and would be less expensive. The interviewer than asked me to explain how it would save money, and if I really believed that? (I think he was testing if I could keep my stance)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this. Watched the UW interview podcast and read on the UW bioethics website. Read "The Healing of America". Read about health care in my state. Practiced (this was my 6th interview). PRAYED LIKE CRAZY!!!!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The thoroughness of their review of my application." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NONE- I GOT ACCEPTED!!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That other interviewers start time for the day is different. If their interview was later in the day, they were on a different schedule of orientation and tour as well. I didn't get why people were showing up a different parts of the day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They knew my application very well and listened very carefully to what I said (and asked lost of follow up questions according to what I said in the interview and in my application). In result, they learned more about me than any other school, I think. But you have to stay on your toes. I got accepted!!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/01/2011

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?

"Pay for us to interview. Like PhD programs!" Report Response

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