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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?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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 your research." Report Response

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

"Questions about my activities." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to do an MD/PhD instead of just an MD or a PhD alone?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my publications, resarch experience, primary application, SDN, and the UCI MSTP website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were genuinely happy to be there and when the current MSTP students took all us MSTP interviewees out to dinner the night before the interview, they were very receptive and eager to answer questions . The faculty were very relaxed and really cared about their students. Not to mention that UCI MSTP students have a pretty good stipend..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Amazingly nothing..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was not too interested in UCI's MSTP at first, but after going to their interview, if accepted, they would definitely be one of my first choices. Although other schools might be more prestigeous, the flexibility and the atmosphere of their program would contribute more to one's happiness than anything else (especially since you're going to be there for 7-8 years...)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

SNA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Aryes Hotel and Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/11/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 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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