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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself. (by both interviewers)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the differences between your culture and American culture. (by the good interviewer)" Report Response

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

"Do you think it is fair for UCSF to give you a medical education that the government is in part pay for even though you only plan on working here part time and traveling to work abroad? Convince me whether or not it is fair. (this was by my evil interviewer, who also happens to be a foreigner and is therefore hypocritical)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about the best prank you were ever involved with? (going with the flow of the conversation...also by the good interviewer)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My first interviewer was evil, completely unprofessional, disrespectful, and asked me questions that were illegal. He asked me questions such as: "How do your religious views affect your outlook on science/decision making process?". Then the conversation moved into Christianity vs. evolution at which point he gave a monologue about his opinions and his problems with fundamental Christianity. Then he asked me about how I would deal with a patient who wanted an abortion, and then disagreed with my answer saying that there's a dichotomy since my opinion and morals go against the patient's preference. Then he went on to give a bad analogy to compare to the abortion example. Lastly, he asked me why I chose to be involved with a christian club during my undergraduate years." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Relaxed, read over some research stuff, practiced for a good answer to the question "tell me about yourself?"" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students. It was also one of the rare days in SF with great weather!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Almost everything! I was pretty surprised at how awful my experience was. But the evil interviewer I had definitely left a mad taste in my mouth for the rest of the day." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the student who was supposed to interview me knew me and therefore couldn't interview me. That's actually why I ended up with the evil interviewer, he was the replacement. I had no student interviewers." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Eehhh! This has always been my dream school, but for some reason it completely dropped the ball! Wow...so surprised!" 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2010

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

10 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 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?

"Most people were nice. One person in particular needs to change their body language because they make you feel like you are a burden to them." Report Response

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