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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

Open file

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

"Student Interviewer: Tell me about yourself. What is your research on? Why do you want to pursue medicine? What clinical exposure do you have? What other experiences have you had? Why did you decide to take time off? Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

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

"Faculty Interviewer: Asked in detail about what I was doing currently, my life experiences, my research experience, my clinical experience, as well as various other activities listed on AMCAS. Would you consider continuing research? Is there anything that you want me to tell the Admissions Committee that stands out about you? Do you have any other questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Faculty Interviewer: From your interaction with medical doctors, what questions or concerns did you formulate about the field or life as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Faculty Interviewer: What makes you think that medicine is right for you? How are you certain that you won't change your mind?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over SDN and MSAR, Talked to current students, and Looked over application materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were amazingly nice and relaxed. Most seemed happy with their lives." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The separation of first and second year students from third and fourth year students. The large interviewing group. The tour wasn't that great. Not too much clinical exposure is available early on." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The great breakfast available on site!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was open file in the sense that they had all of our application materials except for grades and MCAT scores. The school was exactly what I expected it to be: a completely chill place where students seem to have fun! They do a good job of matching you up with your interviewers, so you'll have plenty to talk about." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

11/12/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

7 out of 10

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