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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why UCSF?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? (These are the general type of questions. There were a lot of other questions that branched off of the information I provided which there is no way to prepare for. Just be honest, concise, and logically sound.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions were largely based on what information I gave - a sort of free association type interview - so it's hard to choose one." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too challenging. They want very in depth answers for the significant questions though, so don't be surprised if they keep asking you ''Why medicine?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Research on the website, SDN, reviewed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all seem very happy, the faculty has a sense of humor, the view is amazing from most of the buildings, the anatomy lab isn't in a stuffy basement (the cadavers were a little ripe when we were there though . . .)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lecture hall is a little more cramped than I'd like. Other schools have more spacious seating in comparison." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You may be shuttled to the other campuses for your interview and there is a lot of down time. Bring a book." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed first with a student who was very friendly without a hint of arrogance or the like. We had a very conversational interview and there were plenty of opportunities for me to express what I wanted to about myself. My second interview was with a professor and she was also very pleasant. I found that as I explained my reasoning behind things she would question about my thought process and logic quite a bit. She seemed to be doing this both out of curiousity but also to gauge my thought process as well. In the end we talked a lot about literature and got into a nice conversation. She even drove me to BART so I wouldn't have to take the bus. =)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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