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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

50 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)?

"See above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"High school life questions -- wasn't prepared for that, quite a long time ago. :) Also, what other classes have you taken outside your majors that were interesting, and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Given you have been trained for a PhD, haven't you invested a lot of resources for what you are now relegating to an avocation? What do you feel your responsibilities are to the institution and state that trained you? How do you feel about repaying your debt to society for being trained here?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Made lots of notes, prepped myself heavily, mock interviews. This was my first interview of 5 scheduled, and my anticipated top choice, so I wanted to make sure I was extra ready. Of course, I promptly forgot all of my talking points, but I still felt practicing was useful, just to get an approach style. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students are very eager to get involved in all kinds of activities, and very pro-active. They all seemed to love the school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much in the way of a campus tour, probably because the campus locations are throughout the city, and are in nondescript buildings. Except for Mission Bay, but we didn't go there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to have my interviews at 2 different locations in the city, and I was going to need a find a way back from the second place (Laurel Heights) instead of traveling back to the first place (Moffitt/Long)in a roundabout way of getting back to my residence." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Hmm... the interviews were pretty chill. As it was my first interview, it was hard to know what to expect. I was told by a previous member of the adcom that the interview weighs heavily on the decision process, yet both interviewers stressed the opposite -- that the interview is a small factor. You be the judge. Both interviewers came across as impartial questioners, but I felt more comfortable with the second interviewer, as he seemed to read me much better. We shall see." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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