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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?

2 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about the research you have done." Report Response

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

"Why did you choose medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They didn't ask anything that was different than standard questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The faculty member asked specific questions about my research, which I had done two years ago." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, UCI website, read my personal statement and secondary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How relaxed the atmosphere was. Everyone seemed very chill and the students were very happy. Also, the center where they film medical students doing mock exams on patients was impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The wait list for oncampus housing has a wait of about 18 months." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The inteview was very relaxed. The morning was spent going over financial aid and housing and general information. Then we had the first interview with a student, which I spent over lunch. He made me feel very comfortable and just asked questions like "tell me about yourself". That lasted 35 minutes. Then I had my interview with a faculty member, which lasted 30 minutes. She was very chill and just asked about my activities and why I chose medicine. She hadn't really looked at my file, so I made sure to repeat all the activities I thought were important. When I left, I had a good feeling and felt very happy with the whole thing." Report Response

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