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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your research experience." Report Response

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

"When you worked in [my former field], what was a typical day like for you?" Report Response

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

"What kind of career do you want to have in medicine? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most of my questions, especially from my faculty interview, were pretty standard. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"From my student interviewer: ''OMG, you went to Elite School X. You must be SO smart. What's that like?'' What the heck do you say to that? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school on their website, the MSAR, and SDN; Reviewed my application materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seem to have a very low stress level" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Older facilities, lack of professionalism/polish to interview day, UCI Med Center is 20 minutes from UCI med/undergrad campus, a lot of the students seem to view medical school as just an extension of undergrad" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Irvine rents are astronomical! If you're not a Socal/beach person, the value proposition isn't really there" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I went to Irvine prepared to love the school and was really, really unimpressed. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/05/2007

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would have been much more impressed by a more polished interview day, where staff wore business ca" Report Response

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