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  • 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?

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)?

"Why did you pick your undergrad institution?" Report Response

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

"Why UCI? Why here and not elsewhere?" Report Response

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

"What do you think your chances are of being accepted into medical school this year? (He wanted a percent.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think you have to be a realist or an idealist to go into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are we going to do about all these uninsured people? How are we going to cover them? (This really isn't that bad of a question, they just want to know that you've thought about it a little.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, NYT Health, mock interviewers with doctors, practiced answers to common questions, brused up on the details of my research,... This was my first interview, so I did a lot of preparing that really wasn't necessary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone (both students and faculty) seemed really happy at UCI, the friendliness of my interviewers and the admissions staff, it's close to the beach, it's a UC so it's a great education,..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Probably the cost of living in Irvine - it's definitely on the high side." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To make sure from now on to ask hotels how close they are to Amtrak railways. I think I slept about 3 hours max." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't know what to expect from Irvine since I'd never been there before and didn't know anyone who went there. But I was very impressed with school, the people, and the campus. This was my first interview, so I was really nervous going in. I soon realized though that there was no reason to be nervous. Both of my interviewers were friendly and enthusiastic about the school, and they seemed to have a genuine interest in getting to know me. My student interview was very informal - it was over lunch and it felt like I was just talking to one of my friends." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2003

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