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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

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?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me about yourself. (Opening question)" Report Response

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

"Why do you think you would be a good physician? " Report Response

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

"Many questions are asked about what is indicated on the application itself, i.e. ''I see you transferred schools, what made you decide to do that?''. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do we fix society?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above, ''How do we fix society?'' I asked, ''Do you mean from a clinical perspective, or in general?'' And he said ''In general.'' x_x" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Scheduled interviews at less ''top-choice'' schools to get into the rhythm, reread my secondary app (save everything you submit on a Word file somewhere!), spoke in front of a mirror for fifteen mins before going to bed" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The sheer amount of resources and opportunities UCLA has, the fact that the medical school is on the UCLA campus and not in a totally random place, and the enthusiasm of the students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This might have just been my student guide, but he really emphasized how ''easy'' UCLA medical school is (''Finals are next week and we're all chillin, I'm going to see the Lion King at the Pantages tonite'' and ''Grading is pass/fail and EVERYONE passes'') and also the fact that grading is pass/fail with no honors or anything... though I admit these are things I'd probably come to appreciate if I were actually IN medical school :>. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"DON'T DRIVE ON WILSHIRE!! I have NEVER sat in my car on a street for 20 minutes without moving!!! haha. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Of the three interviews I've had so far, this has been the closest one to being a ''stress interview,'' but I still had fun with it and didn't feel antagonized or threatened or anything like that :>" 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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