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  • University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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)?

"Background questions: where are you from, where do your parents live, what do they do, when did you come over CA...etc" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the current health care system (or something of that sort in a very non-intimidating way)" Report Response

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

"What other schools have you interviewed" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are you passionate about?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were accepted by all the schools you applied, would you come to UCLA?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read this site, read of my application and AMCAS statement." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The weather of SoCal is nice, the students seem to have free time to have a life, and the campus is beautiful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I get an impression from my student and faculty interview that the school may not have the best teaching quality. When I asked about it, my student interview gave an ambiguous answer like, "There are prof that I like and prof that I don't like, same as every school." But I didn't sit in to their class, so I can't really say for sure." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the student interview would be during lunch and it would not be the easiest to eat and talk at the same time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got to the admissions office and waited for my two interviews. My student interviewer took me on a very short tour and we ate lunch while interviewing. I found that to be very difficult, answering questions, thinking, asking questions, and eating all at the same time. I then came back for my second interview. The faculty member was dozing off at certain point and I wasn't sure what to do. But later on we talked about health care and he became more excited. At the end, he seemed to have a good impression of me and said something like he wishes to see me next fall. Overall though, there is no organized tour, no admissions talk, and I didn't even get to meet many other interviewees. I did like the admissions office people a lot. They were very friendly and helpful!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/26/2002

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