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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"How did you start xyz organization?" Report Response

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

"Is there anything (bad grades etc) on your application that you'd like to defend/explain?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What type of advocacy do you see yourself doing?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you manage med school with your family responsibilities?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced "telling my story". Since it's closed file, there's not much point prepping for questions on your app. instead it's about figuring what the five most important things you want to convey about yourself are." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Activities of the students outside of class, location in San Francisco, small group classes" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"not much. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Closed file interviews are a bad format for people with a complicated life story. You end up spending your interview time telling this story instead of talking about where you are now in life. I guess I wish I had known that they do get to look at my file after the interview...I would have done things a little differently." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Poker faces from the interviewers though both were friendly and conversational. Format is wide-open, you can really take it wherever you want." 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?

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?

11/15/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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