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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"Most questions other than the ones I listed above generated themselves naturally through the conversation." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most of the questions were very typical. What do you think is your most positive quality? Have you done any research? Tell me about those experiences. I was asked what I thought about the ending of a book, but I brought up that book in the conversation. My faculty interviewer was great, seemed more intent on convincing me to enter his branch of medicine than on evaluating me, and was very frank and down to earth about the stats of getting in (I guess about 1/2 of interviewees get in). At times I tried to interject information about myself but he rolled over me and kept talking! " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked "Why medicine?". I dislike that question because it is so broad, hard to answer without sounding cheesy, and it was asked in a closed file interview so the interviewer didnt know anything about me before and I had to explain everything." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, browsed through their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is up on a hill so it has a great view of SF. Most of the students, though coming out of exams, nonetheless seemed fairly relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weather was rainy (typical for SF). The lunch was with two rather unenthusiastic students, and they did comment on how because this is a state school they don't throw as much money at you as a private would - not that opportunities aren't there, you just have to look a bit harder I guess." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Parking was ridiculously expensive ($20 for the day at the nearby garage). If you plan on driving up, park somewhere else and take public transportation!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2002

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