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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your family. Tell me about your immigration. Why did you choose to go into medicine? You mentioned X activity... how did that inspire you to pursue medicine? Tell me about your involvement with dance." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. What did you find? Why did you not choose MSTP?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"With the current problems with healthcare, how would you come about solving it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, talking to med student hosts that I stayed with, attending an elective the day before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of EVERYONE at the school. The med students there are clearly happy to be there. The curriculum is very good too. The city is very nice, and the school is located right next to the Golden Gate Park. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fog. My first interviewer decided to write everything down too (that's very nerve-wrecking)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I knew that there would be so much down time in the middle of the day so that I would bring something to read or some music to listen to. Just sitting around the campus looking lost just made me very nervous. Many med students were kind enough to stop and talk to me though!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't even consider UCSF before my interview (I thought that it was way out of my range) but now I think I'm leaning heavily towards UCSF as my top choice school! It's a great school, people there are nice (Nor Cal people seem nicer than So Cal people...), and I love the cool weather." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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 --> SFO

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2009

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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 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?

10 out of 10

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