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  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in medicine." Report Response

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

"Anything else?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the meaning of a ''balanced life''?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Really, why do you want to become a doctor? The interviewer didn't seem to be satisfied by my answer so he kept digging for further information like if my parents were physicians and if I had any traumatic life experience related to medicine. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedbacks, my AMCAS, mock interview, thinking about why I want to become a doctor" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How organized and cordial the admissions staff were. I also appreciated having Dean Wofsy explain to us how the admissions process at UCSF works. The ''campus'' tour and the lunch w/a 4th-year were also very helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"UCSF doesn't really have a ''campus.'' The Parnassus campus consists of 4 or so tall buildings. I wasn't able to see much recreational/study space for the students. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interviews were back-to-back after lunch and my day didn't end until 4pm." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love San Francisco and enjoyed visiting the city very much. It's hard not to be nervous before/during a med school interview, but the interview itself usually turns out to be more casual/relaxed than what I envisioned. So, be yourself and let yourself shine." 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?

4-6 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?

OAK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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