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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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's wrong with health care today? What would you do to fix it?" Report Response

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

"How important to you is your family?" Report Response

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

"What was significant about where you grew up/how did it affect your decision to become a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How is your family important to you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if asked to perform a procedure with which you disagreed for non-medical reasons?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Thought about my own profile, and the reasons why I want to become a doctor. Didn't memorize answers to questions - this probably helped since it was a closed-file interview and both interviewers seemed bent on keeping it casual (and keeping me off-balance, in a way)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Not much - had previous familiarity with the school, so the best aspects (location, research facilities, etc.) were already known" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Neutral-to-hostile attitude of the school toward financial aid and supporting student travel" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"School's inflexibility toward taking time off and students travelling on electives - we're all human here; people have varying interests and needs." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Decent interview experience - my first interviewer was coming off the floor and seemed a bit stressed, but that's understandable. First interviewer asked straight interview questions, the second (med student) was much more of a conversation. Advice to all applicants: DON'T just base your decision on "rankings" or a school's prestigiousness, unless you have absolutely nothing else on which to base your decision (in which case you might want to rethink your career choice). This school is top-notch, yet I talked to so many students who seemed to regret their decision to go there. It seemed like a lot were attending merely because of the school's reputation, and are now unhappy as a result." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/09/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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