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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"The faculty interviewer did not ask me any questions. He just rambled for 2 1/2 hours. I am not exaggerating. " Report Response

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

"The student interviewer didn't really ask me any specific questions. She really wanted me to ask her questions about the school." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the school website and this site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Not much. The tuition is inexpensive for in state students. They are building a new student building on campus which should be open for next year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviews were awful. My student interviewer is not involved in the school or community at all. If the students said that the school was "chill" one more time I was going to leave... what else does it offer? The students seem to be there because they got in. The hospital is 30 minutes away with bad traffic. Irvine is really dull. At lunch some students came up to talk to us but it seemed almost staged it was very bizarre" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I hadn't gone at all, it was a waste of time and money." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I am very disappointed in this school. There really isn't any early clinical exposure. The students never go to lecture, there really aren't any interesting programs. My interviews made such a negative impression that even if I did like the school I would have been totally turned off." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

2 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2008

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

1 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?

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be critical of who you have doing interviews. The students are interviewing the school as well and p" Report Response

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