Menu Icon Search
Close Search

< Response List


Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • 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?

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?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"how much do you think politics is involved in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"how would a friend describe you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"interview feedback, talked to others that had interviewed there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the location is ideal for me, having grown up in the Bay Area and wanting to live in San Fransisco. I love the fact that you share buildings with other health profession students and can interact with them so you don't only get to know medical students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the way the day was structured. my interviews were at 1 and 3:30, but i had to be there at 8. i lost a lot of enthusiasm by the time i actually did my interview because i had been just killing time all morning. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that i would have to take 2 different shuttles to get to my interview locations. and since they were both after lunch, i got drowsy when i got to my interviews" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"everyone has different interview times during the day. there were only 3 of us interviewing that day. since me and another guy had the whole morning to kill we basically did our own tour and saw everything they showed us later on the tour. the faculty interview was VERY open-ended, which is not my favorite format because it is very easy to get TOO comfortable and get off track. you have to stay focused and remember that you're still in an interview. the student interview was actually more challenging because she asked me to elaborate more on everything. a 4th year student told us how our applications are processed. basically, if both interviewers really like you, you're in. if they're not sure, they discuss your file with the committee, and then each of the 10 members that day votes on you on a scale of 1-10. they determine a certain cut-off number, and whoever gets a score above it is in, everyone below is on the wait-list in order of their score. it was nice of him to tell us so that we finally have some idea of the mysterious admissions process. overall a pretty standard interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2003

// All Questions & Responses //

See what the community had to say about this medical school.

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //