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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

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about the research that you did. How was it relevant to the other projects in the lab? How is it relevant in general (As a doctor, why would I care about this drug)?" Report Response

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

"In the time you spent in other countries, did you have any opportunity to experience health care delivery systems? Did anyone you were traveling with get hurt or ill?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into (fill in specialty here)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the biggest hardship you have faced? (This was the last question, after the interviewer had basically already wrapped up the interview)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you know about health care delivery systems (in the US and abroad, we discussed my experiences in different countries)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, read the UCLA website in depth, other interviews, this website..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Congeniality and enthusiasm of the students, willingness of the tour guides to answer any questions and talk nonstop about the school...great food..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Seeming lack of effort that the school puts into the interview day--lots of time waiting around, no opportunity to visit classes or see classrooms (tour was brief)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew by reading this site that there might be a lot of time to wait, but I'm glad I did know that. I had nothing to do from 1pm to 4pm." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The website and other materials for UCLA aren't as informative as other schools, so the interview was a good chance to learn more. It didn't feel like the admissions office put in a lot of effort, though, with all the time I had to wait around, no info sessions and only one interview. The student tour guides were great, though." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2006

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

9 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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