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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why UCI?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about blah extracurricular..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"If I had one billion dollars, what would I do with it?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What is a quality you possess to distinguish you from other applicants?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was most impressed with how happy and friendly all of the students were. Unfortunately, because BOTH of my interviewers rescheduled, I didn't get to go on a tour of the campus at all, or even listen to any of the presentations. So all I had to go on was the enthusiasm of the students I met - and they really impressed me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that the night before the interview Gayle Pierce called me to tell me that my interview was rescheduled and I would have to go to Orange by myself for it, thus missing all of the planned activities for the other interviewers. When I finally made it back to the UCI campus, I got to hear a few minutes of the housing presentation before my student interviewer interrupted to pull me out becuase he had to go somewhere soon, and wanted to get the interview over with. I wish the office would schedule the interviews better, or have more communication with the interviewers so time conflicts won't create these kind of problems. It really prevented me from getting a chance to learn as much about the school as I would have liked. If I end up getting accepted I'll probably have to go visit it again." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Apparently a lot of people have at least one interview at the med center in Orange. So be prepared to do a little traveling on your interview day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both of my interviewers were really friendly guys, and the whole experience was very relaxed. Both interviews were pretty much just describing various extracurriculars I had been involved in. There weren't really any difficult questions, and the interviewers tried to keep it as low key as possible. In fact, my student inteview was pretty much just a typical conversation over lunch. It turned out we both went to the same undergrad and lived in the same apartment complex and we spent most of the interview just chewing the fat like that. From the people I talked to, it seems as most interviewees had similar, relaxed experiences." Report Response

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