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  • University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"strengths, weaknesseses, what motivates you, challenges faced, family background, what you do for fun, doubts about medical profession, etc." Report Response

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

"why ucla?" Report Response

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

"interest in research, primary care, teaching? (this is on the form as something they should ask about.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"explain your research to me as if i was a regular person off the street" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what are the social issues facing america today (other than health care)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the new hospital will be really nice" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"everything's just seemed out-of-date, dirty. the tour is lame." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"uh, the schedule. i was lucky that i had booked a later flight." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"be forwarned that the interview time they send you has nothing to do with your actual time. i got an email saying i would have one interview at 1:30, got a letter saying to come at 11:45, and then when i got there was told i had one interview at 1:30 and one at 4:00. (??) most people don't have student interviews, so don't worry about it if you just have one. the second years do interviews and are all studying for boards, so people only have student interviews when they can actually find a second year with time. anyways, the students were all very nice, and the student and faculty interviews were both very helpful. i think i just got a negative impression of the school because i was so tired of the process by that point. after traveling for a whole year, it just becomes annoying when things are unorganized." Report Response

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