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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?

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?

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)?

"What do you think about the healthcare system? " Report Response

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

"Why medicine/UCLA?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family/hobbies/friends/how you relax" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If the US did not have a budget surplus, how would you deal with the lack of access to health care? (stemmed from what I had said before)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If the US did not have a budget surplus, how would you deal with the lack of access to health care? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, AMCAS and secondary application, and UCLA website. Got a good night's sleep! I stayed with a student host that told me so much about UCLA Med School." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are so laid back and have time to explore outside interests. The classrooms are cool and so was the anatomy lab. Having all 4 years P/F is great and the professors worked hard to get that. The new curriculum is definitely great as the students mentioned. They like the integrated/organ-based approach. They have outstanding faculty like Dr. Clemente who has written the Anatomy text. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not get to see the hospitals on the tour. I really wanted to see Mattel Children's Hospital since I am interested in pediatrics. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was not going to get a full-fledged tour including seeing the hospitals. Having a car is indispensable. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LA is a great city and I could definitely see myself being there. The school is phenomenal and has great professors and opportunities. The interview day was quite short for me. I got there for an early interview (11am) then had the tour/lunch and I was out by 1:30pm. The students love the school and my student host told me what many students chose UCLA over more prestigious schools (UCSF, Harvard)because of the great environment. The housing is priced pretty well but a car is a necessity. Public transporation is good but not fabulous. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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