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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?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked to describe my experiences abroad " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"my interviewer talked a lot more than I did (in fact I learned a lot more about him than he learned about me) so the biggest challenge was to listen attentively and to insert bits about myself when given a slight opportunity." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, looked over the school's website, talked to current UCI med students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how much support the faculty and staff provide their students and the class size. Also PRIME-LC (a new MD/MS program in Latino community health) sounds amazing. I wish I had learned about it earlier. It makes me respect UCI even more." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day was super long. My first interview was at 1pm, after getting there at 8am for the tour. I was so tired by the time I had my faculty interview (4pm) that I had a hard time concentrating. Bring some energy food and skip the tour!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the tour isn't worth going on, especially if you aren't a morning person (although students have class everyday at 8am!) Many of the interviews aren't at the medical campus but rather in Orange at the huge Medical Center there. You will need to take the shuttle. You can have the shuttle driver drop you off at John Wayne Airport after the interview so bring all your stuff with you. Also, at lunch they served these cookies that made people's mouths black. Stay away from those. I also wish I knew more about PRIME-LC beforehand. I think it's possible to apply even after you interview." Report Response

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