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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?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were Governor of California, what would you do to change things?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Asked me specifics of my biochem. lab (what was the structure of collagen?), etc." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at this web site, thought about basic questions, looked at UCI's web site, read the AMA's web site - section on ethical issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of students and staff, how laid back everything was, 2nd year students were enthusiastic about interviewing us" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students mentioned that the classes (esp. the patient-doctor series) was not as well organized as it could be; Irvine is a sterile place." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, everything was completely stress free until my faculty interview. My interviewer asked me a lot of tough questions and I had to say "I don't know" a lot. In the end, I think he was mainly trying to see how well I could communicate, and we talked a lot about random issues - Boy Scouts, Karate, etc. However, he did try to probe how much I knew about my research, how much I remembered about my biochem classes. It was a good mix of easy going conversation and tough questions. As long as you maintain your composure and don't flip out, you will be ok." Report Response

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