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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?

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

"Why UCI (what do you look for in a med school)? What other schools did you interview at?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your X, Y, Z experience" Report Response

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

"What qualities do you have that will make you a good doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Mainly talked about my volunteer and research experiences and about the healthcare system. What do I like about UCI. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult actually, casual conversation and everything kind of flowed naturally from topic to topic. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed my app, read sdn, learned more about the school through website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UCI was my favorite interview of all the schools. Gayle was the sweetest person ever and they all made us feel comfortable. I thought I wouldn't enjoy the fact that 40 other students would be interviewing the same day but it ended up being really fun to meet everyone and go through the process together. Faculty and students are genuinely happy and excited to be there. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not like the fact that students had to drive to go from campus to hospital but then again, many other med schools do rotations at various hospitals during 3rd and 4th year so can't complain too much. There is also a shuttle so not too bad really. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Wear comfortable shoes! I found that there was a bit more walking involved at UCI than at my other interviews. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Best interview experience ever. Both student and faculty interviewers just wanted to get to know me and tell me more about the school. They were more human and normal than interviewers I met at the other schools. The whole atmosphere of the school was friendly and non-competitive which I really liked. Some students were unhappy about the general location of the school but I liked the relaxed environment of the area. Most of all, Gayle was just about the nicest person I have ever met. " 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?

2-3 hours

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?

SNA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/16/2007

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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