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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me more about the research projects you participated in.." Report Response

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

"Why would you choose UCLA over any other school?" Report Response

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

"Do you know what medical specialty you want to get into and why???" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name 5 things you absolutely have to do before you die..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult... maybe just being asked about our national health care system.." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Thoroughly went over my AMCAS, secondary, resume, etc. This website was helpful; I spoke to UCLA med students about their interview experiences; had mock interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Office of Academic Enrichment and Outreach was extremely helpful! My med student interviewer had nothing but wonderful things to say about the curriculum and the academic atmosphere... classmates help each other out. The community service and international opportunities are endless. Also, the other applicants were pleasantly friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The organization of the whole day for the applicants was kind of all over the place... also, the 1st yrs that were suppose to give the tour never showed up so there was no tour. The only student I got to talk to that day was my interviewer... fortunately I'm familiar with UCLA already, but for those who aren't this would be a big turn-off." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to be so comfortable and relaxed during my faculty interview that when asked to I would actually SING (one of my most favorite things to do)! There was no need for me to stress as I did... " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great to come into both my interviews and see that they both were very interested to know more about ME! Between both my faculty and student interviewer we covered almost everything in my application; mt road to medical school. It was great... a very fulfilling interview experience. Like I said before, the admissions office could have gone a little more out of their way , and some sort of tour would have been nice... but overall, I loved UCLA!!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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