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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Open file

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

"Why are you interested in becoming a physician?" Report Response

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

"Have you thought about pursuing a particular specialty yet?" Report Response

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

"What do you think the biggest challenge for you will be as a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does being a leader mean to you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My faculty interview more as less said that he didn't particularly like his job and it was a paycheck more than anything else. He asked me why I would want to pursue a profession that he doesn't particularly like....uhhh, because we're different people?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, their website, reviewed my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all seemed to get along very well and they were very very laid back. I felt like I would fit in well there. Cool simulation center. Orange County is amazing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Mandatory lecture is a pretty big drawback for me, as is H/P/F grading during 2nd year. What was particularly shocking was that this changed from optional lecture and P/F for both years right before classes got started about a year ago. I'd be pretty pissed if the curriculum I was sold on changed right before I started and my tuition was paid. Makes you think about what they would change in the future...Also, the hospitals aren't particularly close, so I'd be commuting quite a bit in the clinical years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing in particular. Pretty standard interview and relatively low-stress." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Didn't love the curriculum, but I loved the location/students/in-state tuition." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2012

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Send e-mail interview invites to all applicants chosen to interview. There was a mix at my interview day. When you apply to a lot of schools it becomes a chore to have to check your status all the time. It was painful to get answers from financial aid and the woman I spoke with wasn't the friendliest person in the world." Report Response

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