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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
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?

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?

Open file

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

"Why don't you apply for the PRIME-LC program?" Report Response

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

"How do you keep students awake in your class?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research...how did you get started?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the most challenging aspect of teaching? (I am a teacher)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do I choose a school." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Secondaries, SDN, MSAR, school website, talking to myself..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed very happy at Irvine. The anatomy course seems well put together and students actually do the dissection (I learned that at some schools they do not). I really liked how frank everyone was with me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't know so much about negative, but something that wasn't so great was that most of the curriculum is lecture based. However, they are working on changing the curriculum, but I don't think it will be in time for my class." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was fabulous. The faculty interview was run the way I envision all interviews--as a conversation where he was really trying to get to know me rather than stress me out and make me nervous. I really enjoyed talking with my interviewer and that in part sold me the school. I was skeptical at first because I heard about how so many students don't go to class and that seemed negative. However, after talking with a few students I found that the reason isn't because the lectures are bad, in fact they are generally good, it is that those students learn better from the text and therefore studying rather than going to lecture is more efficient. I am certainly sold on the school now and really like Irvine." 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

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Motel 6 in Santa Ana

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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