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  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Francisco
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Since they were closed file interviews, I spent a lot of time providing a brief background about myself and my interests and path to medicine" Report Response

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

"What book are you reading right now?" Report Response

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

"What problems do you see with the health care system in the US?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I had a very interesting discussion about performance measurement with interviewer #1. With interviewer #2, I had an interesting discussion about his area of interest, sexual dysfunction. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have any questions for me? (This was difficult only because it was the end of the day and I'd been asking questions the whole time!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Just relaxed, read up on SDN/school website, talked to students I know who go there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The entire experience. I am local so have heard many people sing UCSF's praises since birth. But the interview day really impressed me in that the school exceeded my (high) expectations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Old buildings and classrooms. That was offset by the beautiful views" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would actually be kept busy the entire day - 8-5." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my last interview of the season but also one of the best experiences I had. From the opening talk by Dean Wofsy to my last interview of the day, I thought the school did a great job of showing applicants many different aspects of UCSF. I audited a class, met with 3rd year and 1st year med students, and admired the view from the anatomy labs. My interviewers were a primary care doctor and a sub-specialist, so I felt like I got an idea of the range of opportunities for clinical practice too. The day was great and I sort of fell in love... bad idea..." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2009

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

9 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Good job UCSF!!!" Report Response

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