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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"You are a sociology major? Where's the science? Did you take enough science classes?" Report Response

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

"How was medical care delivered differently in the country you studied abroad in than in the United States?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to attend UCI?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think you will ever have clinical depression (my brother has had it)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none were particularly challenging." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked at online resources about school, reread my application, pulled out my list of questions I ask at every medical school interview and made a few questions specifically for UCI" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere seems very relaxed even though the students frequently take tests. The students weren't screaming they're happy, but they looked far from tortured. Irvine's located in a nice area." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I have to drive a car to attend school here. The students were nice but I wouldn't normally go way out of my way to get to know any of them either. A lot of the people have never even really left California, I think it would be a small culture shock for me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Shocking, both of my interviews were very unconventional. My student interviewer asked me if I would have depression during medical school, and my faculty interviewer let me see the recommendation form he would turn in for me and asked me for advice on filling it out. During my faculty interview, my interviewers pager went off four times, he made four phone calls, and his residents made three presentations. I don't think we talked for more than ten out of the total thirty minutes we were together." Report Response

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