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  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

"What would people say at your retirement party?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had to choose a career outside medicine, what would it be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed this site, read my app materials, and read UCSF site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"SF is a great city. The library is really nice and has great views. The online journal access is superb. Great researchers here." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Several prominent professors have left due to the financial and other problems with UCSF. It's cloudy here alot compared to east side of SF. The facilities are old. Tuition expense, financial aid, and other forms of fudning for research, traveling, etc are poor. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Like others have mentioned, the down time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is one of my top choices, but I am liking Stanford over UCSF by a large margin. UCSF doesn't offer much financial aid even though my family makes nothing and I really need the help. Stanford, however, is begging me to take their money. Also, Stanford has a very relaxed atmosphere compared to UCSF. UCSF has honors/P/F grades during the clinical years and outstanding/superior/excellent/good bucketing in the dean's letter while Stanford has no grades, ranking, or bucketing at all. The website www.stanford.edu/~ralphc was really helpful. UCSF has an amazing reputation but just too many financial issues and too stressful of an atmosphere for me to go there over the other amazing Bay area school, Stanford Med." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2004

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