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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Where are you now (geographically), and what are you doing? " Report Response

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

"Why did you choose Psychobiology as your major? " Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What were the advantages and disadvantages of growing up as an only child?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What volunteer experiences have led you to your decision to enter medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Used SDN questions for practice, reviewed my AMCAS and UCLA secondary, and also did some research through the MSAR and school website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How much the students liked it there! They all urged us to pick UCLA should we get in. The admissions office people were also very warm and friendly to us frazzled people in the black attire. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour is very sparse, and I didn't get to see any actual facilities except the library, some hallways, the cafeteria (from the outside), and study spaces. Luckily, I went to UCLA for my undergrad, so I knew some things about certain parts of the hospital at least. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That having only one interview with faculty could make me so paranoid about my performance. Usually, the student interview puts my worries at ease. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had an interview with an OBGYN in her office (though the names didn't match the stuff on the wall... hmmm). It was very strange to have to travel to another floor by myself to find this office in the OBGYN department, but the admissions office is very good at picking close to the elevator locations. The actual interview impressed me positively in that UCLA really wants to know more about YOU and your background. I spent a majority of the time talking about my childhood and filling in gaps in activities I listed in my application. What negatively impressed me about the interview is that the doctor had two calls come in while I was answering two different questions. (Do they not get to turn their phones/pagers off?) It was okay in the long run, but unexpected. My interviewer didn't particularly volunteer any information on herself or the school (I got ''Uh huh,'' ''Of course,'' and ''Great,'' as responses) Also, I wasn't given the chance to ask my interviewer any questions during the short time I was there. I had some good ones lined up too! So, to tell the truth, the positive and negative aspects mushed together is why I gave the ''No Change'' rating. I truly was jealous of the lucky people who were also able to have a student interview scheduled for them. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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