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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about X experience from your AMCAS application." Report Response

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

"If you didn't get in anywhere, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that Doctors are unaware of what is going on in underserved communities?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of nationalized health care" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website. Not much else. The interviewers don't have access to your secondary applications, so there's no need to review your answers to those (unless they change things)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was actually pleasantly surprised by the school. They have an amazing neurology dept, and a great neuroscience research dept as well. All of the students seemed really happy. I ran into a friend from high school who is now a first year med student at irvine, and she told me that she had gotten into far more prestigious schools when applying, but had gone to Irvine because the quality of life seemed better, and that if I got in, I should go there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The medical center isn't on the same campus as the medical school, and you need a car to go back and forth. Also, it isn't in the most exciting area. The interview day didn't have the greatest organization (the schedule kept switching around), but it wasn't a huge deal, and they made sure everyone got to their interviews on time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very pleasant. The student interviews were outside on benches and very informal. The faculty interviewer was very nice, and basically started out by going down the list of activities on my AMCAS application and asking about each one. Then he asked a few more difficult questions about health care. All in all, he had some very interesting questions and interesting insights into medicine as a whole." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/23/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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