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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

1

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)?

"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your brothers and sisters?" Report Response

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

"How much did you prepare for the MCAT (I had taken it twice)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your passions? Why did you attend school in Arizona?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What can you contribute to the improvement of today's health care system? (Kind of a broad, all-encompassing question)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Got a haircut, spent a few days in Tahoe, read over secondary and personal statement, had friends mock-interview me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How nice and accomodating my student-host was, the random conversations/comments from roving doctors and professors, P/F grading system and how much the students love the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the traffice on 405..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my "interview" shoes were the most god-awful pair of shoes created by man-kind." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer closely adhered to the interview sheet that was given by the admissions committee. My interviewer knew my file very well and would ask a lot of detailed related questions...mainly just to clarify any confusion on the secondary. We talked for over an hour, which was a good sign, I suposse. It was a very thorough interview and a lot of different aspects of my application and character were discussed." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2002

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