Menu Icon Search
Close Search

< Response List


Interview Feedback

Individual Response

  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"What was your little brother's name (I was in a big brother/big sister program during my senior year)? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What will your average day be like as a medical student?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, talked to UCI med students that I know" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just about everything. Despite other comments on this site, I think the campus tour is worth it, since you will be spending four years of your life at a school, and it is nice to know what your surroundings will be like. I liked the fact that up to 5 months of electives can be spend at other institutions your 4th year. The PRIME-LC program is an excellent idea, and demonstrates UCI's committment to the local Hispanic community." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They forgot to give us the presentation on student housing, which most of us wanted to hear about, but Gayle did her best to fill us in once she realized it had been left out. Unfortunately, we were left with not very much time to eat before our student interviews. Also, I wish we would have had a tour of the medical center. We only go to see the campus, where you do your first two years of class, and didn't get to visit the hospital." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The med student that interviewed me was a little hard to read. I think she thought she had to be serious, because every time she seemd to start to enjoy herself, she realized she was smiling and quickly went back to having a straight face and asking tough questions. That is the only reason the stress level of this interview went up. She was about a 3, but the faculty interviewer was totally laid-back and couldn't have been any nicer. He was very enthusiastic and spent a lot of time telling me about the school and encouraging me to go there. We talked a lot about my volunteer experiences and my travels abroad. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Irvine was great! I went into the interview not really thinking seriously about going there, and came out of it with UCI as my #1 choice. Even though I have already been accepted to two of my other top schools, I would definitely go to Irvine instead if I get accepted there. This was the largest interview group that I have had, with nearly 30 students, but it was interesting to hear everyone's different backgrounds. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/12/2003

// All Questions & Responses //

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

Browse all Questions & Responses

// Share //