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  • University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about your childhood." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why UCLA?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Student interviewer was asking about decisions I'd made in high school. It was kind of interesting to look bad at decisions I'd made 10 years ago. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you really want to do this, and how do you think you'll be able to achieve your goals for a medical career. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, friends at school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school really seems to take care of its students and to value their input and feedback on curriculum. 8 members of the admissions committee are students- two from each class. Unlimited research opportunities and clinical experiences. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Faculty interviewer seemed bored with my answers. It was not conversational with either interview. I felt grilled and pressured to have like the next 20 years of my life planned out. Faculty interviewer kept saying "you're a very unusual applicant"... Like he didn't know what do with it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would be grilled and that the med school is a maze. That's another downside. The crappy facilities/classrooms (although the clinical facilities are nice)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Bah humbug. There should have been more interactions with students. Interviews should not be scheduled over lunch, it's just too awkward to eat and answer questions at the same time. " 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2008

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

8 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I'm glad you always answer the phone because the website needs work." Report Response

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