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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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 I wanted to pursue medicine, what were some of the deciding factors, explain my research, explain my interest in religious studies, what my view is on a physician’s responsibilities, and how all these factors equate to me being a physician." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"None. The interview seemed like a conversation with a long lost friend that wanted to catch up on my life till now (with an emphasis on Why Medicine?)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"How does religion play into medicine? (my minor is in religious studies)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school website neurotically. Read Forums on SDN. Knew who I was. Reviewed my Personal Statement, Secondary Essays, Research and Clinical Experience. Performed 7 mock interviews. Read up on Medical Sociology, Public Health issues and Biomedical Ethics." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Breadth of opportunities available at UCLA. The students were all very happy. Literally none of them complained. (It was kinda eerie; they were too happy. Maybe they've been brain washed... hmmm...) Laid Back interview. Supportive Admissions Committee. HUGE CAMPUS. HUGE LIBRARY. IMMENSE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES. NEARLY LIMITLESS JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMS. EXCELLENT NEW CURRICULUM. etc. ad nauseum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"still thinking... Traffic??? Los Angeles. Does it matter. I won't be doing much traveling as a Medical Student." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I arrived ahead of time (by a few days), and gave myself my own tour. Much better tour than the Student guided one. Gave me the opportunity to think up some questions for the interviewer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I want to go so badly to UCLA." Report Response

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