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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"What is one thing you would like to change about yourself?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any brothers or sisters? (Both interviewers asked me this as the first question)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you cry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of the new tax law? (I had no idea about this new law - was informed that it had to do with tax on mortgage payments)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read everything I could about the school and did some thinking on how I wanted to best present myself in a blind interview. Made a list of what I wanted to make sure the interviewer knew about me before I left." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"In the lecture we went to it didn't seem like there were enough seats - it was packed and many students were sitting on the floor and standing up in back. I like to learn while seated and relaxed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That attending UCSF, even as an in-stater, is only slightly less expensive than many private schools!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was awesome. First breakfast (which reminded me that bagels are not readily available in SF) then an info session with the new dean, who is very friendly and straightforward, telling us everything about the admissions process in detail. Attended a cool lecture, had a delicious lunch during which a 4th year student answered questions, a tour and then interviews. My first interviewer was incredibly relaxed and interested in getting to know me. Even when he asked tough questions (like the tax law one, haha) he wasn't trying to trick me, just genuinely wanted to hear my opinions on things. Well maybe that one question was trying to gauge my knowledge of current politics which I of course miserably failed at, but in general he was the warmest most enthusiastic guy. My second interviewer fell asleep a couple times and didn't really ask me anything interesting. His lack of good questions made me into a pretty boring person so I'm not surprised he was falling asleep. Besides that one part, I had a great day and absolutely loved the school, as I predicted I would. If I get in then I am headed out west!!!" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

SFO

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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