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University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1945
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University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine (UCLA-Geffen)
Allopathic Medical School
Los Angeles
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 151 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,546
  • Non - Resident Tuition $44,791
  • Application Fee $80
  • AVG MCAT 35.0
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 72.8

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Admissions Information

  • Student Admissions
  • Box 957035
  • 17-253 East Center for Health Sciences
  • Los Angeles 90095
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

In 2002 Mr. David Geffen announced a $200 million unrestricted endowment for the school and the school thus was named. The endowment enables the school to compete in perpetuity with the finest medical institutions in the world for outstanding faculty regardless of the economic climate, to provide critical financial support to enroll the finest students regardless of need, and to develop forward-looking research and clinical programs. The medical school today has more than 2,000 full-time faculty members, almost 1,300 residents, more than 750 medical students and almost 400 Ph.D. candidates. The UCLA Medical Center has been ranked "Best in the West" by U.S. News and World Report`s annual survey of the best hospitals in America for fourteen consecutive years. The medical school is ranked ninth in the country in research funding from the National Institutes of Health and third in the United States in research dollars from all sources.

Curriculum

The block-based curriculum for years one and two has been designed to increase integration of normal human biology with disease processes and clinical skills from the first week of medical school onward. Basic science is taught in the context of its application with planned reiteration. Instruction is coordinated throughout sequentially-taught blocks. The third year begins with a two-week course, Clinical Foundations, focused on the basics of clinical care, including a review of the physical examination, BCLS, basic radiology, write-ups and presentations, with an emphasis on professionalism and ethical standards. Clinical Foundations is followed by 48 weeks of core clerkships, each of which includes an orientation period to prepare students with the clinical skills needed in the specific rotation. Faculty members and students interested in common career activities are grouped into academic colleges during year four. College activities include an introductory course focused on advanced clinical skills and decision making, a monthly series of evening seminars, a longitudinal academic activity that can be either teaching or scholarship, and regular advisory meetings.

Facilities

UCLA, already equipped with a state-of-the-art medical center, is constructing a new learning environment that will transform medical education on campus. Set to open fall of 2016 and featuring technologically equipped classrooms, labs and informal learning spaces, the Geffen Hall will enable UCLA to attract the very best medical students and faculty and provide them every opportunity for collaborative interaction - not only within medicine, but also with the nearby UCLA schools of nursing, dentistry, public health and engineering.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 117
Negatively 13
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.37 147

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.52 86

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The website could use some work to make it more intuitive and user-friendly" -Posted 02/08/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have a presentation before -- it would be welcoming and help us get acquainted with things like the curriculum, living situation, financial aid, etc." -Posted 03/10/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm glad you always answer the phone because the website needs work." -Posted 12/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Include a formal orientation / presentation. Include a financial aid talk." -Posted 11/17/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice people. Maybe have an email explaining the general layout of the day and what time you mig" -Posted 11/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Yes, there's no fancy presentation for UCLA when you get there. Walk around instead of waiting... it" -Posted 11/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Try to direct interviewees better, set up a better tour, have an information session." -Posted 10/28/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"better map, had to ask for directions but the people I asked were very friendly" -Posted 10/27/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview office made it clear that I was not a priority for them, they were cold and unorganize" -Posted 10/08/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they would promote themselves, even just a piece of paper saying what they have to offer woul" -Posted 09/18/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Can we get an overview of how the day will go prior to the interview day?" -Posted 03/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a more organized, more informative tour." -Posted 03/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hire nice people who like to interact with students. It was a BIG turnoff." -Posted 12/14/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself (she didn't get a chance to read my file/application)" -Posted 03/10/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what motivates you?" -Posted 01/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the healthcare system?" -Posted 12/16/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about youself." -Posted 11/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself/family history." -Posted 10/06/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer #1: Tell me about yourself. Can you tell me about your family and siblings? Where did you grow up in? How would you describe this area? How would you describe the education that you have received? What are you doing right now? Can you tell me about some of your volunteering activities? Why do you want to go into medicine? Why do you want to go to UCLA? Do you have any questions for me?" -Posted 03/04/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" -Posted 02/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine ?" -Posted 01/20/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities have you been involved in? (but she wanted to know things even going back to high school which I wasn't prepared for)" -Posted 12/23/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood." -Posted 12/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you ever think about what makes you succeed?" -Posted 11/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" -Posted 11/18/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interviewer over lunch. Very casual. Talked about myself, then asked about her experience at UCLA" -Posted 11/17/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most challenging experience you have ever had to deal with?" -Posted 11/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions pertained to very specific aspects about my childhood, life and experiences." -Posted 11/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"compare Obama and McCain's health care plans and what you personally think" -Posted 10/27/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What obstacles have you come across?" -Posted 10/13/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The Interview was very conversational and lasted 90 minutes. Tell me about yourself." -Posted 10/08/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about how you grew up." -Posted 09/18/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the health care system, and what changes should be made that don't require a huge overhaul?" -Posted 09/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" -Posted 04/09/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCLA? (gave answer... silence...) What else? Anything else?" -Posted 03/19/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine." -Posted 03/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When you did [AMCAS activity] what did you think about [aspect of activity]..." -Posted 01/09/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Just very thorough discussion of each activity listed on my AMCAS and many statments in my personal statement." -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What does socialized medicine mean to you? What does universal healthcare mean to you?" -Posted 12/14/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" -Posted 11/15/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Any challenges or difficulties growing up? " -Posted 07/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the percent of uninsured individuals in the united states? If so what?" -Posted 04/11/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation you had and how you dealt with it?" -Posted 03/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" -Posted 03/14/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle family life and medicine? " -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's it been like having a father that's gay?" -Posted 03/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and how they shaped you." -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why your major?" -Posted 02/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of nationalized health care?" -Posted 01/26/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. I think it may have been more along the lines of, ''Who is _____ (my name here)?''" -Posted 01/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide that you wanted to become a doctor?" -Posted 01/05/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Opening question)" -Posted 12/18/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why UCLA (this is the point of the entire interview)" -Posted 11/24/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you now (geographically), and what are you doing? " -Posted 11/18/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family: brothers and sisters? what do your parents do for a living?" -Posted 10/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about the research projects you participated in.." -Posted 03/14/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the research that you did. How was it relevant to the other projects in the lab? How is it relevant in general (As a doctor, why would I care about this drug)?" -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 01/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"about my past experience with eating disorder" -Posted 12/18/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Was it hard putting yourself through school?" -Posted 12/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about our national health care?" -Posted 12/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a career in medicine didn't work out?" -Posted 12/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why not a teacher, a lawyer, or a social worker?" -Posted 11/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're a runner? " -Posted 10/20/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take time off?" -Posted 06/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most eye-openning experience you've had?" -Posted 04/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about women in medicine? any disadvantages?" -Posted 02/25/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experience." -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my background." -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions asked were to clarify any questions my interviewer had about my experiences and my background. Just know your experience well and be ready to talk about yourself." -Posted 02/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself and the area you grew up in." -Posted 01/20/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care issues, health care systems of other countries." -Posted 01/18/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What my parents did right and wrong when raising me?" -Posted 01/11/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were mostly specific to my application." -Posted 01/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you're not disadvantaged?" -Posted 01/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself involved in medicine-- as a clinician, a researcher, etc? " -Posted 01/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this experience..." -Posted 01/05/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." -Posted 12/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the most important health issues going on the world, and how would you fix it?" -Posted 12/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost all of my questions were totally specific to my application and personal history. " -Posted 11/11/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"all basically questions specific to my application." -Posted 11/01/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about euthenasia (gave a senario)? What about abortion (with a senario)? And stem cell research?" -Posted 10/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why you want to be a doctor" -Posted 09/04/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your experience like at UC Berkeley?" -Posted 03/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Please elaborate on this and that experience that you discussed in your application." -Posted 03/21/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about so-and-so experience (in college)" -Posted 03/03/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's wrong with healthcare?" -Posted 02/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about this and that involvement, volunteer,..." -Posted 02/06/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you pick UCLA over all the other schools you've interviewed/been accepted at? " -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the healthcare system? " -Posted 01/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" -Posted 12/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a friend describe you?" -Posted 12/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your family like?" -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think women have a disadvantage in the field?" -Posted 12/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" -Posted 12/11/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" -Posted 12/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" -Posted 12/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family?" -Posted 12/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"describe healthcare" -Posted 11/25/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and background." -Posted 11/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I wanted to pursue medicine, what were some of the deciding factors, explain my research, explain my interest in religious studies, what my view is on a physician’s responsibilities, and how all these factors equate to me being a physician." -Posted 11/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing in your life?" -Posted 07/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting question you've been asked during an interview?" -Posted 06/18/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" -Posted 05/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." -Posted 03/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one problem in medicine and how would you fix it." -Posted 03/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?" -Posted 02/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think that people learn most efficiently?" -Posted 02/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your hardship experience." -Posted 02/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and mention any hardships or struggles." -Posted 02/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you tell someone they have debilitating disease (e.g. cancer) even if spouse begs you not to because it would crush them because a relative died of the same disease previously?" -Posted 01/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (background, family)" -Posted 01/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, your family, high school and college experiences.....well, just tell me everything! (My interviewer had not read my file prior to the interview.)" -Posted 12/26/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools have you applied to? Where have you interviewed? Is UCLA one of your top choices? Why?" -Posted 12/21/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you move to the west coast?" -Posted 12/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Family background types of questions" -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" -Posted 12/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Background questions: where are you from, where do your parents live, what do they do, when did you come over CA...etc" -Posted 12/03/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are some pros and cons of HMO's?" -Posted 11/27/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family? She wanted to know about immediate AND extended family. She was seriously asking about aunts, uncles, grand parents, cousins, etc. Why??" -Posted 11/22/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" -Posted 11/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about the struggles you will face as a doctor?" -Posted 11/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why exactly happened that caused your father's death." -Posted 10/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." -Posted 10/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None, its very converasational and based on your experiences and application." -Posted 07/17/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths, weaknesseses, what motivates you, challenges faced, family background, what you do for fun, doubts about medical profession, etc." -Posted 05/03/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why UCLA?" -Posted 04/04/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a lot of academic/work/EC responsibilities, what do you do in your spare time?" -Posted 02/23/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you were drafted tomorrow in the army?" -Posted 03/10/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"none of the questions were "interesting" -- all questions were about things I stated in my application..." -Posted 01/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"none" -Posted 01/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a scientist?" -Posted 12/20/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in Academic Medicine?" -Posted 10/06/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" -Posted 03/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the current challenges in medicine, will you be discouraged?" -Posted 03/04/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of beauracracy is medicine?" -Posted 02/16/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about the school system to get students more adequately prepared for college?" -Posted 02/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interviewer was asking about decisions I'd made in high school. It was kind of interesting to look bad at decisions I'd made 10 years ago. " -Posted 12/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your parents finish high school?" -Posted 11/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about the challenges I've faced. " -Posted 11/18/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about one of the hobbies I listed on AMCAS" -Posted 11/17/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside of school?" -Posted 11/07/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Question in regards to my personal life experiences." -Posted 11/03/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know if you want to pursue academics or private practice?" -Posted 10/28/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever think your school work got in the way of your passion to do research?" -Posted 10/13/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think phenomenological philosophy is practical? (I'm a philosophy major)" -Posted 10/08/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if medicine were not an option?" -Posted 09/18/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the culture of Africa?" -Posted 09/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the area/community in which you grew up like?" -Posted 03/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were Obama's health care czar, what would you do to fix the problems in this country?" -Posted 03/19/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had read my application VERY thoroughly. All of the questions he asked were very directly about my experiences and statements in my application, but it was interesting to see what was the most exciting to him and what did/didn't come across from my essays." -Posted 01/09/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the health care system?" -Posted 01/08/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"just questions about my background and family life." -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What does humanitarian mean to you?" -Posted 12/14/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the incidence of disease X in area Y? " -Posted 07/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What does ''humanitarian'' mean to you?" -Posted 04/11/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation and how you dealt with it?" -Posted 03/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of doctor do you aspire to be?" -Posted 03/14/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"As a woman, how would I handle the demands of medicine and having a family? Do I know the situation about the King Drew Med Center (I'm not a Drew applicant)? Should medical students do research while in school?" -Posted 03/13/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite any five people, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be?" -Posted 03/09/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where is your name from?" -Posted 03/04/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could add one thing to your application, what would it be?" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major, I was a non -science major?" -Posted 02/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define Humanitarian?" -Posted 01/26/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" -Posted 01/23/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the pending issues in health care?" -Posted 01/23/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Naturally, it was: ''Tell me about yourself.'' I kid!" -Posted 01/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"(After telling her that my hobby was reading) Tell me about the most recent book you have read." -Posted 01/05/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we fix society?" -Posted 12/18/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be anything, that had NOTHING to do with science, what would you be?" -Posted 12/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"you are an OOSer, why should we accept you when we doubt you'll come?" -Posted 11/24/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the advantages and disadvantages of growing up as an only child?" -Posted 11/18/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a hardship you've faced, how you dealt with it and what you learned from it." -Posted 10/05/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests do you have outside of medicine, science, research, etc..?" -Posted 03/31/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 things you absolutely have to do before you die..." -Posted 03/14/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a C on this paper? It looks like the instructor had a very emotional reaction to it. (asked in a very friendly manner)" -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest hardship you have faced? (This was the last question, after the interviewer had basically already wrapped up the interview)" -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the way the medically underserved are treated?" -Posted 01/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just about my app and my life" -Posted 12/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" -Posted 12/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the issues facing physicians today?" -Posted 12/07/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational, nothing stuck out in particular. " -Posted 10/20/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you address the impending crisis of the baby boomer generation aging and living longer?" -Posted 06/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most eye-openning experience you've had?" -Posted 04/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get into any medical schools what will you do?" -Posted 04/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing that you are the most proud of. " -Posted 02/25/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about stem cell research?" -Posted 02/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain specifics about a lab technique mentioned in my app. " -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you? " -Posted 02/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do other than study and work? " -Posted 01/20/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What my parents did wrong? This was after I was asked about why my brother was not in college." -Posted 01/11/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" -Posted 01/10/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you answer all of the essays on the secondary? (This was interesting since the secondary instructions tell you it is neither necessary nor required to answer all 9 essay questions.)" -Posted 01/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we fix all the problems in Africa?" -Posted 01/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would universal medicine work in the U.S.?" -Posted 01/05/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly research questions, and some "where do you see yourself in __ years?"-type of questions. Nothing stood out as strange or blindsided me." -Posted 12/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" -Posted 12/12/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of your political views." -Posted 12/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the most important health issues going on the world, and how would you fix it?" -Posted 12/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are put into a situation where an attending is hell bent on showing he is in power, and he/she tells you to perform a procedure you are ethically against?" -Posted 11/11/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the one motivation for your going into medicine?" -Posted 11/03/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you strike up a conversation with a patient?" -Posted 11/01/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor. Really. That was the most interesting question." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I feel if salaries shifted and physicians began getting paid the same as school teachers where I would be living in an apartment, driving a crappy car, and sending my kids to a trashy school?" -Posted 10/23/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my native culture? (because Igrew up in a foreign country)" -Posted 09/04/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"none were all that interesting. typical stuff." -Posted 04/07/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"At this point in the process, all of the candidates look more or less the same in terms of grades, MCAT, and life experiences. What sets you apart from everyone else?" -Posted 03/21/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about our current healthcare system?" -Posted 03/05/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 03/03/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it more difficult to do lab or clinical research?" -Posted 02/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what do think about the comtemporary art in museums? (i am a double major in art an bio)" -Posted 02/06/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think it is better for your mom to move to this country than living in her home country? (my mom lives abroad) " -Posted 02/06/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, all the questions were typical interview questions." -Posted 01/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If the US did not have a budget surplus, how would you deal with the lack of access to health care? (stemmed from what I had said before)" -Posted 01/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"most difficult life experience? (most interesting because i didn't really think about my answer until then)" -Posted 12/30/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever seen someone die?" -Posted 12/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your family, research, volunteering, etc..." -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"We tend to send out acceptances later, and it doesn't matter when you get them except that some people get nervous, so don't worry if it's a while before you hear from us. :)" -Posted 12/16/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" -Posted 12/11/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like the other schools you've interviewed at?" -Posted 12/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was like a conversation between two old friends. The interviewer asked about my family and the current political mood in my home country." -Posted 12/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"all were straight forward" -Posted 12/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Most questions were elaborations of the UCLA secondary. The secondary basically looks for significant volunteer, leadership and/or research experience. The goal of the interview was to give me an opportunity to express a passion for medicine by describing these activities at a greater length." -Posted 11/25/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you like" -Posted 11/19/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your childhood like?" -Posted 11/18/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None. The interview seemed like a conversation with a long lost friend that wanted to catch up on my life till now (with an emphasis on Why Medicine?)." -Posted 11/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I really had no questions. The faculty just wanted to chat with me. " -Posted 10/26/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing in your life?" -Posted 07/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you want your medical school class to remember you? What kind of Chinese dishes can you cook?" -Posted 06/18/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty much just questions from the secondary." -Posted 05/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"At what age do you think children should learn how to swim?" -Posted 03/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"it actually related to a study that was conducted on treatment trends. " -Posted 03/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had the chance to change one thing about me, what would that be?" -Posted 02/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you afraid to travel to France considering they are pro-terrorism?(I'm going to Europe in a couple of weeks and I think she just wanted to see what I would say.)" -Posted 02/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what area of medicine are you interested in?" -Posted 02/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What outside of medicine are you interested in?" -Posted 02/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"5 books you would bring on a deserted island" -Posted 01/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most difficult challenge you have faced in your life?" -Posted 12/26/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were super nice. It almost seemed like they were trying to convince me to come to UCLA." -Posted 12/21/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"very standard questions--nothing too interesting or difficult." -Posted 12/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really--but she seemed more interested when I talked @ cultural issues/interests." -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me (the interviewer) to say about you to the committee? " -Posted 12/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you passionate about?" -Posted 12/03/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about the research project I am doing right now." -Posted 11/27/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was mostly just questions about my life, family, interests outside of school, etc. It seemed like she was searching for times when I overcame adversity or struggled to get by. I think in the end, it seemed like I grew up disadvantaged, but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. She just kept asking about that kind of thing- for example she was very impressed that I worked during college, am the first non-blue collar person in my family, etc, but I'm not disadvantaged, and have had an easy life. (I'm not minority, by the way)" -Posted 11/22/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your passions? Why did you attend school in Arizona?" -Posted 11/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you react if you could not treat a patient to the extent you would like?" -Posted 11/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class (sci or non-sci)?" -Posted 11/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I wait a year before applying to med school." -Posted 10/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Isn't it surprising that the relationship between parents and children never changes much among the generations?" -Posted 07/17/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"do you do any activities that are not goal orientated" -Posted 05/17/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your research to me as if i was a regular person off the street" -Posted 05/03/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"This interview was for the Drew/UCLA program, where the focus is on underserved populations. I got a few questions on my volunteer experiences/commitment to underserved. " -Posted 04/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about the health system in Argentina? (i am from Argentina)." -Posted 04/04/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do we have to do to get you to come here?" -Posted 02/23/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

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What do you like most about this school?

"Diversity of hospital systems and places you can rotate at for 3rd and 4th year Prestige of faculty and Medical Center Location/Weather" -Posted 03/31/2016 | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Aspects that are present at every University of California school/public schools, mainly bureaucracy" -Posted 03/31/2016 | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"1st and 2nd year: 14 hours of required class room time a week, plus 10 hours of lecture which are recorded 3rd year: Usually 9-12 hour days plus days on call SubI's: 12-15 hour days 4th year electives: 4-9 hour days" -Posted 03/31/2016 | Report Response

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