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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 euthenasia (gave a senario)? What about abortion (with a senario)? And stem cell research?" Report Response

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

"What was a difficult life experience? How did you end up deciding to go to your undergraduate campus? What specialty are you considering?" Report Response

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

"What do you feel about the poverty in america? (Related to my experience dealing with poverty in central america)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would I feel if salaries shifted and physicians began getting paid the same as school teachers where I would be living in an apartment, driving a crappy car, and sending my kids to a trashy school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, researched on UCLA website, talked to knowledgeable people, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary and just thought a little bit about my motivation." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The medical students actually seemed happy and there seemed to be cameraderie. There was also an abundance of hospitals within a block (Lots of resources!!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The actual classroom, library, and study hall seemed relatively old and crunched together." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The student tour was led by two second year students who led myself and two other applicants. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I feel like I had a good experience. Two second year students led three of us around and were really friendly. They really did seem happy and personable. The curriculum sounds awesome if you are more of a hands-on interactive person who can't stand looooong formal lecture time but self-directed is important. I was a little worried when a second year student visiting the admissions office told me he knew my interviewer and had a worrisome look on his face--that definitely added to the anxiety bc the student made it seem like my interviewer was super intense and mean. It ended up being okay. The Dr. asked some random questions just out of the blue but he was friendly and had a nice demeanor. Although my interview was fairly short, he had a lot of encouraging words to share and made me feel confident as an applicant in general. WORDS of advice: Although it was conversational and laid back, definitely think about what your opinions are in regards to ethical issues and the pros and cons of your experiences!!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2004

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