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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?

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)?

"What is the role of a physician in the community? What makes a good physician?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any acceptances? How many schools have you interviewed at? How many interviews do you have?" Report Response

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

"What are the biggest problems in the US healthcare system? How would you fix the healthcare system?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Should doctors run for political positions?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you're accepted to UCSF or Harvard, would you come here?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, positive thinking" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview day was well organized and they seemed really interested in making sure that the interviewees walked away with a positive impression. The school makes an effort to pair interviewers/interviewees, which results in a more interesting conversation and better interview experience. Nice weather." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The questions about the other schools I was applying to. I just don't think that it's kosher to be asking that. That the 3rd and 4th years rarely interact with 1st and 2nd years. The ultra-rich neighboring communities. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the 405 is a huge parking lot at all hours of the day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think that UCI needs to sell itself and its experiences better. It's a great school and I just don't think that was conveyed as well as it could have been! But overall, the interview day was relaxed and positive and I came away from it feeling really enthusiastic about the school!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2008

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?

6 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Well organized day. I liked it!" Report Response

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