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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"What have you been doing since graduation?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"What specialty do you see yourself practicing in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"N/A, all standard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Student Interviewer: Why medicine and not other fields (social work, nursing, etc.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Look over these things on SDN (although they didn't help too much, cause in the end its all about knowing yourself and spitting the words out.) Looked over primary/secondary/research for 2 hours the night before. Mock interviews. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty sound responsive to student concerns and supportive of student initiated projects." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No contact with 3rd/4th year students on interview day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To turn my brain off during the morning activities so that I could be fresher for the lunch interview and afterwards." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Never been to Irvine before, but it is like the rest of southern california. Kobe Bryant's name mustve came up 100 times throughout the day because he sometimes uses the Irvine rec center. The campus is clean, modern, and located in a very suburban locale near the beach. Having a car sounded like a necessity. The most emphasized point was that the learning environment is collegial and the students get along with each other, which seemed true for 1st/2nd year students. All students we met kept telling us that it was the most relaxed interview that they went to during the application process. The student interview lived up to that claim and my faculty interview was only slightly more intense. Interviewers had no access to test scores/gpa. Brand new facilities will be complete by next year" 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Email to tell me that I got an interview? If I didn't randomly check the website, I wouldntve known" Report Response

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