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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
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 192
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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 517
  • 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" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm glad you always answer the phone because the website needs work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Include a formal orientation / presentation. Include a financial aid talk." 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" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Try to direct interviewees better, set up a better tour, have an information session." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Can we get an overview of how the day will go prior to the interview day?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give a more organized, more informative tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hire nice people who like to interact with students. It was a BIG turnoff." 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what motivates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about youself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself/family history." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine ?" 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you ever think about what makes you succeed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What has been the most challenging experience you have ever had to deal with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions pertained to very specific aspects about my childhood, life and experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"compare Obama and McCain's health care plans and what you personally think" More from this Member | Report Response

"What obstacles have you come across?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Interview was very conversational and lasted 90 minutes. Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about how you grew up." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UCLA? (gave answer... silence...) What else? Anything else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you did [AMCAS activity] what did you think about [aspect of activity]..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What does socialized medicine mean to you? What does universal healthcare mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any challenges or difficulties growing up? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the percent of uninsured individuals in the united states? If so what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation you had and how you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle family life and medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's it been like having a father that's gay?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and how they shaped you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of nationalized health care?" 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)?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide that you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (Opening question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"why UCLA (this is the point of the entire interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you now (geographically), and what are you doing? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about the research projects you participated in.." 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)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"about my past experience with eating disorder" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was it hard putting yourself through school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about our national health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a career in medicine didn't work out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why not a teacher, a lawyer, or a social worker?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're a runner? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you take time off?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do you think about women in medicine? any disadvantages?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my background." 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself and the area you grew up in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care issues, health care systems of other countries." More from this Member | Report Response

"What my parents did right and wrong when raising me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were mostly specific to my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you're not disadvantaged?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about this experience..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"all basically questions specific to my application." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your experience like at UC Berkeley?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please elaborate on this and that experience that you discussed in your application." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's wrong with healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about this and that involvement, volunteer,..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about the healthcare system? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your family like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think women have a disadvantage in the field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and background." 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting question you've been asked during an interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one problem in medicine and how would you fix it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think that people learn most efficiently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your hardship experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and mention any hardships or struggles." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (background, family)" 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.)" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you move to the west coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Family background types of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class?" 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" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are some pros and cons of HMO's?" 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??" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about the struggles you will face as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why exactly happened that caused your father's death." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, its very converasational and based on your experiences and application." 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"why UCLA?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you were drafted tomorrow in the army?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a scientist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in Academic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the current challenges in medicine, will you be discouraged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of beauracracy is medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about the school system to get students more adequately prepared for college?" 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. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your parents finish high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about the challenges I've faced. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about one of the hobbies I listed on AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question in regards to my personal life experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know if you want to pursue academics or private practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think phenomenological philosophy is practical? (I'm a philosophy major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if medicine were not an option?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the culture of Africa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the area/community in which you grew up like?" 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?" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"just questions about my background and family life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does humanitarian mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the incidence of disease X in area Y? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What does ''humanitarian'' mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation and how you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of doctor do you aspire to be?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where is your name from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could add one thing to your application, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you define Humanitarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the pending issues in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Naturally, it was: ''Tell me about yourself.'' I kid!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do we fix society?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"you are an OOSer, why should we accept you when we doubt you'll come?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the advantages and disadvantages of growing up as an only child?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What interests do you have outside of medicine, science, research, etc..?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 things you absolutely have to do before you die..." 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)" 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the way the medically underserved are treated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just about my app and my life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the issues facing physicians today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational, nothing stuck out in particular. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you don't get into any medical schools what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing that you are the most proud of. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain specifics about a lab technique mentioned in my app. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do other than study and work? " 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" 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.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we fix all the problems in Africa?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would universal medicine work in the U.S.?" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some of your political views." 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?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what was the one motivation for your going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you strike up a conversation with a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor. Really. That was the most interesting question." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my native culture? (because Igrew up in a foreign country)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were all that interesting. typical stuff." 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about our current healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it more difficult to do lab or clinical research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really, all the questions were typical interview questions." 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever seen someone die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your family, research, volunteering, etc..." 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. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like the other schools you've interviewed at?" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"all were straight forward" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you like" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your childhood like?" 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?)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really had no questions. The faculty just wanted to chat with me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing in your life?" 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?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty much just questions from the secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"At what age do you think children should learn how to swim?" More from this Member | Report Response

"it actually related to a study that was conducted on treatment trends. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had the chance to change one thing about me, what would that be?" 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.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what area of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What outside of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"5 books you would bring on a deserted island" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most difficult challenge you have faced in your life?" 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." More from this Member | Report Response

"very standard questions--nothing too interesting or difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you like me (the interviewer) to say about you to the committee? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about the research project I am doing right now." 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)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your passions? Why did you attend school in Arizona?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you react if you could not treat a patient to the extent you would like?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did I wait a year before applying to med school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"do you do any activities that are not goal orientated" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your research to me as if i was a regular person off the street" 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. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do we have to do to get you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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How do you feel about the location of the school?

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How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

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Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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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" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

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

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