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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

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 (this was the first and last question before I went through my life in chronological order)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you like science so much, why don't you want to go into research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Hung out in LA for the weekend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the campus was pretty (there are bunnies on the lawns at night!), weather was beautiful" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"most students could not give a good reason for why they chose UCI other than that they wanted to live by the beach or that it was the only California school they got into, location is too suburban for me, Orange is not near to the Irvine campus, one interviewer gave me a really hard time for not wanting to go into research--Irvine didn't seem very enthusiastic about clinical medicine in general" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would be so disappointed with my day at UC Irvine...I wouldn't have come." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Orange County

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2008

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"There should be more interview days so that there are smaller groups at the interview." Report Response

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