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  • University of California Los Angeles / Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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)?

"Who is the most influential person in your life?" Report Response

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

"What characteristics would you look for in a physician?" Report Response

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

"Students are required to do a research thesis, have you thought about what you would do your on? And what area?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No particular question was the most interesting. I found the whole interview interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was difficult. All of the questions were about trying to get to know me better." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prayed, read my Bible, read the Charles Drew website, SDN, spoke to past and current students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How close all of the students are. The family environment was really huge for me. How well the faculty and staff take care of their students. The mission of the school is one of a kind. All of the community involvement and projects. They just opened up a new Urgent Care Clinic. They are really expanding the school. They have plenty of places for 3rd and 4th yrs to do their rotations and they are going to get some more. Just an overall great place and great school!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all. I love CDU" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there was nothing to be stressed about. It was a really relaxed day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"CDU is all about the community. If that is not your goal, if you don't plan on giving your time, efforts and care to the underserved, they will be able to sniff it out. If you are trying to use CDU as a back door to UCLA, they will sniff it out. Just be honest about what you want to do. If you are genuine about being in the community, you will be just fine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

"None at all." Report Response

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