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  • University of California Los Angeles / Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Just went over general questions about my application, my motivations into medicine, desire for helping the underserved, etc. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions were asked." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about Charles Drew on website, UCLA curriculum, health policy, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The area was definitely underserved (Watts) which is exactly what I liked the most about the school. You will definitely get great hands-on experience at Drew. Also, that you graduate from both UCLA and Drew, it is very much affiliated directly w/UCLA." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, everything was exactly as I had expected." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have lunch with students, and tour the hospital with one of the students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone has heard the negative publicity about the hospital MLK/Drew, but the truth is that it is not all bad (and is defintely being work on professionally through a consulting company). Some of the residency programs have been unaccredited, but they do not affect Drew students. For example instead of having a surgery clerkship at MLK/Drew, you would go to Harbor-UCLA (another county hosptial affiliated with UCLA). UCLA and Drew are very much connected, and so your resources are just as good as a Geffen Student (if not more). The required research project is not just an essay, but a very involved project. I learned a great deal during my interview and I was really impressed with every aspect of Drew/UCLA." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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