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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Student interviewer just flipped through my file and asked about particular experiences. The faculty interviewer started off asking me "How did you decide medicine was the right career for you?"" Report Response

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

"How did get involved in ____ experience? How did that help you decide to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"How will you decide which medical school you will choose?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are traits/behaviors that you'd like to develop as a physician? Are there any you'd like to avoid?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, student host, primary/secondary app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both of the interviews were very comfortable. My faculty interviewer was familiar with my file and asked questions that made me think she was trying to get to know me, not that I was being questioned or tested. The entire day was laid back and low-stress. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, really. It would have been nice to see some pictures or information about the new building. :) My student interviewer was a little distracted and didn't seem very familiar with my file, but we still had a nice conversation. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my student interview would literally be held on a bench in a courtyard. I wasn't prepared for that level of informality, even though it was nice. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Stay with a host!! Mine was wonderful and I really enjoyed learning more about the school from a student perspective. The dinner the night before was totally awesome. Be prepared for a laid-back, low stress interview day. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

John Wayne

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?

10/19/2009

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?

9 out of 10

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

7 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. Gayle is awesome. She is really straight to the point, friendly and informative." Report Response

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