Advice for Prospective Students

2017 Admissions Forums:

The Admissions Forums (previously known as 'Focus Groups') are informative presentations held each spring at UW in Seattle, led by the Associate Dean for Admissions, Dr. Carol Teitz. These sessions are designed for prospective first time applicants and re-applicants. The content focuses on what the University of Washington School of Medicine expects from applicants. All applicants are encouraged to attend in person or view the recorded videos prior to applying to the UW School of Medicine. The Forums cover more in-depth material than the Information Sessions.

2017 Admissions Forums will be held:

  • Forum #I: "The Application" Wednesday, May 17, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Forum #II: "The Interview" Thursday, June 8, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

The location is on the Seattle School of Medicine campus; we will post registration soon, and you may check our Facebook page for any updates.

2016 Admissions Forums:

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Forum #I: "The Application"

Dr. Carol Teitz, UW School of Medicine Admissions Dean
Everyone has a life story, what is yours? This session covers how to describe and reflect on your experiences and create a compelling medical school application.

Forum #II: "The Interview"

Dr. Carol Teitz, UW School of Medicine Admissions Dean
This covers how to convey who you are, interpersonal skills and your analytical skills.

If you applied and were not offered an interview.

Visit our Resources page​ for additional Medical School Admissions information.

2017 General Information Sessions​​​

​Our general information sessions are offered regularly throughout the year. These are for applicants considering medical school or intending to apply and are not familiar with the application process or timeline. These are not designed for applicants already in the application process. The following topics will be covered: a brief overview of the MD curriculum, admissions process, and application.

Our General Information Sessions are offered regularly throughout the year.

Our next General Information Session will be:

Wednesday, April 19, 3:00 - 4:00, 2017, this session will be a live Webinar. 

Registration is required.

Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date.

​For more information please email ​ askuwsom@uw.edu or call 206.543.7212.

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