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  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Background questions, including what High School I went to and my parent's education level / occupation." Report Response

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

"What was your GPA and MCAT (student interviewer)" Report Response

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

"Is there anything on your application that I should know about / would be concerning to the admissions committee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No question stood up, but the conversation stayed interesting throughout. I might be biased, though. After all, who does not enjoy talking about themselves?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"About the health care system in my native country (it has changed quite a bit since I left)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked up recent changes to the school curriculum; specific programs / fellowships i would be interesting in doing at this school; read the AMCAS app (wish I had read it again the day before the interview);" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the interviewers interested in the details of my background, with less focus on my academic accomplishment. Seemed like they really wanted to get to know "the road traveled"." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Was surprised I had been asked for my grades and scores. Thought the interviewes were closed file precisely so that these factors would not play a role in your impressions of the person. Felt the question defeated the purpose." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I am familiarized with the different campuses but if this were my first time coming to the school I think I would've been stressed having to take shuttles to interview at locations other than the main campus. Having to find your way around the campuses might be an added stress for some applicants, though I understand this is a needed practice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I found the students to be a very good resource. I particularly enjoyed attending the MS 2 pathology lab. The students were friendly and inclusive. Anecdotally, it seems like Dr. Wofsy's introductory remarks are quite uplifting. Such was not the case with Dr. Ohara. He's honesty was appreciated though I did not understand the point of some comments (like saying our acceptance could depend entirely upon who interviewed us that day / whether they liked us)... I don't think that was helpful at all." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Kabuki

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

Feb 3

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Having a more social lunch hour (i.e. Have more med students answering our questions during that time). There was only one student when I interviewed and I was hoping to hear a different perspective on the questions we were asking." Report Response

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