University of Washington

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Office of Admissions / Box 356340 / University of Washington / Seattle, WA USA 98195

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
40
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1946
US News Rank - Research
12
US News Rank - Primary Care
2
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.75
Median MCAT
511
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$35
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes, grades only

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Autobiographical statement that includes (250-word limit): The origin and development of your motivation to be a physician; Your prior experiences in healthcare; Steps taken to explore a career in medicine; Your eventual goals as a physician; Personal attributes that would make you a good physician. Do not repeat anything from your personal statement, activities and MMEs.

Please do not repeat what you wrote in your AMCAS Personal Comments (this will already be on file with our office). If you have already covered all of the above topics in your AMCAS application, use this space to let the Admissions Committee know who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician.

2. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250-word limit)

3. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250-word limit)

4. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250-word limit)

5. How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or patients you have worked with? (250-word limit)

6. Please share how COVID-19 has impacted you, your family, your community, and/or the patients that you would like to serve. (250-word limit)

7. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application? (250-word limit)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Autobiographical statement that includes (250-word limit): The origin and development of your motivation to be a physician; Your prior experiences in healthcare; Steps taken to explore a career in medicine; Your eventual goals as a physician; Personal attributes that would make you a good physician. Do not repeat anything from your personal statement, activities and MMEs.

2. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 words)

3. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 words)

4. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 words)

5. How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or patients you have worked with? (250 words)

6. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application? (250 words)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. An autobiographical statement which should include (250 word limit): the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician, your prior experiences in health care, steps taken to explore a career in medicine, your eventual goals as a physician, personal attributes that would make you a good physician.

Please do not repeat what you wrote in your AMCAS Personal Comments (this will already be on file with our office). If you have already covered all of the above topics in your AMCAS application, use this space to let the Admissions Committee know who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician.

2. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 word limit)

3. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 word limit)

4. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 word limit)

5. How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or patients you have worked with? (250 word limit)

6. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application? (250 word limit)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. An autobiographical statement which should include (250 word limit): the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician, your prior experiences in health care, steps taken to explore a career in medicine, your eventual goals as a physician, personal attributes that would make you a good physician.

Please do not repeat what you wrote in your AMCAS Personal Comments (this will already be on file with our office). If you have already covered all of the above topics in your AMCAS application, use this space to let the Admissions Committee know who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician.

2. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 word limit)

3. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 word limit)

4. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 word limit)

5. How have societal inequities in the U.S. affected you or patients you have worked with? (250 word limit)

6. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application? (250 word limit)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Autobiographical Statement Addendum: Your AMCAS personal statement and experiences are already on file with our office. If your primary AMCAS application hasn't discussed the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician including insights you've gained from exploring a career in medicine, and how your personal attributes would make you a good physician, please discuss those here. If you've already written about these items, don't repeat what you wrote. Instead, use this autobiographical statement addendum to let us know more about who you are in addition to being someone who wants to be a physician. This is another opportunity for you to express what you want the Admissions Committee to know about you. (250 word count)

2. How do you see historical and structural inequities affecting the patients you have worked with and will work with, and how do you as a student and physician address these broader causes of health disparities? (250 word count)

3. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 word count)

4. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 word count)

5. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 word count)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Autobiographical Statement Addendum: You must submit a brief autobiographical statement. It should describe the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician, your prior experiences in healthcare, steps taken to explore a career in medicine, your eventual goals as a physician, and other issues of importance. The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application may be used to satisfy this requirement, or an additional autobiography may be submitted with your supplemental materials. Your AMCAS personal statement will already be on file with our office. (250 words)

2. How do your experiences match the mission and values of the University of Washington School of Medicine? (250 words)

3. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 words)

4. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 words)

5. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 words)

6. For re-applicants: From your most recent previous application until now, how have you strengthened your application? (250 words)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. An autobiographical statement which should include: the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician, your prior experiences in health care, steps taken to explore a career in medicine, your eventual goals as a physician, and other issues of importance. The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application may be used to satisfy this requirement, or an additional autobiography may be submitted with your secondary materials. Your AMCAS personal statement will already be on file with our office.

2. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 word limit)

3. How do your experiences match the mission and values of the University of Washington School of Medicine? (250 word limit)

4. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 word limit)

5. What obstacles to your goals have you experienced and how have you dealt with them? (250 word limit)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. An autobiographical statement which should include: The origin and development of your motivation to be a physician, Your prior experiences in health care, Steps taken to explore a career in medicine, Your eventual goals as a physician, And other issues of importance. The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application may be used to satisfy this requirement, or an additional autobiography may be submitted with your secondary materials. Your AMCAS personal statement will already be on file with our office.

2. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 word limit)

3. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 word limit)

4. What obstacles to your goals have you experienced and how have you dealt with them? (250 word limit)

5. For re-applicants: From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application? (250 word limit)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. An autobiographical statement which should include: the origin and development of your motivation to be a physician, your prior experiences in health care, steps taken to explore a career in medicine, your eventual goals as a physician, and other issues of importance. The Personal Comments section of the AMCAS application may be used to satisfy this requirement, or an additional autobiography may be submitted with your secondary materials. Your AMCAS personal statement will already be on file with our office.

2. Other Personal Comments or Publications: Due to the volume of applications we receive, publications or manuscripts will not be included in your application file, and cannot be returned if sent. Instead, please submit abstracts or other brief descriptions of your work.

3. How have your experiences prepared you to be a physician? (250 word limit)

4. What perspectives or experiences do you bring that would enrich the class? (250 word limit)

5. What obstacles have you experienced and how have you overcome them? (250 word limit)

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