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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself. (take advantage of this question cuz you can kinda control what you do and do not want to share about yourself to the interviewer)" Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to UCSF?" Report Response

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

"Why are/were you interested in becoming a physician but your siblings not?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is one of the most critical issues in medicine and health care today in America?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What specific actions/efforts would you take to address this critical issue in American health care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"talked to friends who went to UCSF or already interviewed there; SDN; UCSF website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is sweeeet-very nice facility and it's in SF, which is a town I dig" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewers weren't very responsive to my questions; though the interviews are closed file, this may actually not be beneficial to you because the interviewers spend a lot of time writing down what you say in response to their questions; this left me with the feeling that they weren't very engaged in the interview/conversation; some people told me that the interviews would be kick-back but I didn't sense this at all from my interviewers, which was a real disappointment; also, I've been told that some of the students there are a little bit disrespectful of the UCSF residents" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"For the most part, the students at UCSF were pretty cool; campus is very nice but having a car and driving to school is impossible (it's like $20/day to park!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I liked UCSF and its curriculum; just wish some of the faculty/students were more welcoming." 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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