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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?

5 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?

Closed file

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

"Why UCSF? Why medicine? " 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 do you do for fun? What was the last book you read? (by the way, there were no ethical questions!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Talk about your current job. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you solve some of the problems with our health care system? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I spoke with a few UCSF students, read extensively about the school from its website, re-read my AMCAS application, checked out this website, and did a practice interview with a friend. I think it was especially helpful to gain a good understanding of the recent curriculum changes, which are listed on the school's website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy lab and library were amazing, with a view of the entire bay! I liked the student interviewer as well. Both interviews were very laid back and enjoyable. I felt a lot less nervous when I realized that neither interviewer was intending to be stern or to ask difficult questions. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was a long day, particularly with my back and forth travel to a hospital about 25 minutes away for my second interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a good time at the school. The interviewers were very amiable and asked nothing I was unprepared for. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2002

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