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  • University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"What does socialized medicine mean to you? What does universal healthcare mean to you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. " Report Response

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

"Tell me about X acticity, about research. What is unique about you. What do you do for fun. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does humanitarian mean to you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about the US Healthcare System? Follow up: How do you want to change it? How would you fund it? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, news, books, talked to people" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students I interacted with were very enthusiastic and loved the school. The UCLA Health Center is amazing and as a student, you get tons and tons of exposure. The students seemed relaxed and happy. I really liked my interviewer, nice Doc and very relaxed. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The people in the admissions office (mostly the first desk) were very RUDE! Not friendly and did not provide ANY information. It was like it bothered them that we were there. Almost turned me off, but then everything besides them was great. Don't let it bother you. Also, they don't give much information in their interview packet. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lots and lots of downtime. Its not a structured or organized event. They give you your time and then say, come back when its time. So, you could literally have hours to kill. Just not very considerate in that way. But again, its a great school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Got to the office in the morning, (after sitting in traffic for 1.5 hours). Whilshire is jam packed. You get there, they hand you your agenda, and said you can leave, just come back by this time. So, about an hour later I wander back into the office and have my interview. It was great, and very conversational. The Doc followed up on many things I said--after that I had another 1.5 hours to kill before lunch, again left and walked around--then came back for a student tour/lunch. The tour was ok, didnt see much. They didnt know what they were supposed to show us, but were nice and gave lots of information about the school. After that I was done. and left. some people had to wait a few hours after that for the interview. just be prepared to do a lot of sitting and doing nothing. they have no presentations whatsoever. UCLA is awesome, minus the lame interview day. " 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/00/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Hire nice people who like to interact with students. It was a BIG turnoff." Report Response

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