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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about yourself (Both interviewers started off this way)" Report Response

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

"What was the negative control for that expt? (I had talked about my research)" Report Response

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

"Why should taxpayers pay to train a student who will be doing international work?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the lab book you read? What was the last restaurant you went to? (I had talked about eating as a hobby)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I had said that I wanted to some international medicine. So the interviewer asked me "What kind of conflicts do you foresee bt your Western medical standards and morals and the beliefs of the places you want to practice."" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over interview feedback, read over school website, practiced some answers on my roommates. Practiced answers to myself as I was walking to class, taking a shower, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The anatomy lab and the anatomy professors. Very down to earth. The tour guide addressed them by first name. One of the professors did a little monkey dance. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers seemed really formal. I had expected her to be more laid-back because everybody told me that UCSF interviews are very casual and conversational." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It rains a lot. I should have known. Bring an umbrella or a waterproof jacket with a hood. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The Admission Office staff was very friendly. Pointed out exactly where we needed to be for our interviews. The reason that I said the interview impressed me: "no change" was because I was already impressed with the school, and if I were any more impressed, I would be obsessed. " Report Response

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