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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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Specific question about my AMCAS. Make sure you know all the activities you participated in, why you did them and what you learned from them. I was asked specifics about my research project-down to western blot results!" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"What would you like to specialize in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would you like to practice medicine in a small town or a big city?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think that physicians have an ethical responsibility toward their patients to protest against the current insurance situation?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview questions from this website, AMCAS, UCI secondary as well secondaries I wrote for other schools, current events and health news from cnn.com" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Med school students do not seem stressed out, and they all seem to get along. Helping each other out seems to be their number one concern." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That the interview was scheduled from 9:30 am to 4 pm." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would rain that day. I wish I brought an umbrella. Friendly advice: keep an umbrella in your car. Also leave very early-the traffic on the 405 is awful in the morning." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone was really friendly and nice, especially Gayle Pierce. When I walked into the building (where the interview orientation was taking place) all wet (since I didn't have an umbrella) and a little late, she told me that I didn't miss anything important and to go to the bathroom first and freshen up before I walk in. How nice!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2003

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