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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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?

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 medicine" Report Response

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

"describe a difficulty or problem in your life and how you dealt with it" Report Response

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

"where else have you interviewed? any acceptances?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what was the one motivation for your going into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what influence did your family have on your decision to be a doctor." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"ucla website, msar, sdn" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"la is an awesome city. its p/f. start seeing standardized patients as an M1. new hospital - but unknown complete date..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"when i sat in on a lecture, and the doors to the hall are at the front of the room. so when people come in late, its distracting. that could get annoying as a student. my faculty interviewer kept asking me about my parents for the majority of the time, but i think there are more interesting things in my application that we could have talked about. i didnt get a chance to talk to many students about the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that you can randomly be assigned a student interview, like i was. i was not prepared for it, & i missed the tour. also its unclear how they evaluate this if its only for some people." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i truly love ucla, but the interview is not that impressive. they dont really ask any difficult questions. also fyi the personality of some of the classes is not 'study hard, party hard.' maybe more the former. no one i talked to could explain the 'clinical colleges' that ucla has. the second interview stressed me out a bit b/c i wasnt expecting it. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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