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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Open file

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

"Student interviewer just asked me about hobbies mainly. It's clear that the student interviewers just wanted to see if you're a fun person to be with, since you are going to be part of their community." Report Response

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

"The faculty interviewer just asked me a couple questions about X Y and Z experiences. This is my 4th interview, and not one person has asked me about health care or any ethical questions at all. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing, very very standard questions" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talked aloud to self " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is really lax and helpful. The area is awesome, but I knew this because I went to undergrad there. Students are competitive with themselves but not with their class, as there is a lot of note sharing and so forth. Students have the highest board scores of any UC (I didn't know that, it certainly surprised me)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lounge is pretty boring. Uhm, not much else. I guess the school doesn't have the name of UCLA, SD, or SF, but it's certainly a great place to be. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"50% of the interviewees are accepted, and the first few interview groups have substantially higher percents (with the last few groups having the lowest percents). So pretty much, if you have an early interview, you have a GREAT chance of being accepted. Also, they have you fill out a housing request form, which is a bit awkward because I never thought about where I wanted to live. Wish I had known that one..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The student interviews are SO lax. Everyone interviews outside on the benches, which is a microcosm of how lax the school is. The faculty interview was great too, no pressure at all. They really treat you well, and emphasize that they would love for you to attend the school. This is definitely the least pressured interview, and my other interviews weren't pressured at all. I might has well have been sitting on the beach, it was THAT chill." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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