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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
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?

50 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What would you do if patient didn't have insurance?" Report Response

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

"What was the most rewarding experience you had in undergrad? What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Why would you seriously consider UCI?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if a patient came to you with no insurance but in a serious condition that needed immediate attention?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Pretty laid back, conversation-like interviews. I guess the dreaded "tell me about yourself" was my hardest question. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my essays, read ethics websites and current news (which I found to be unecessary), read about UCI and the PRIME-LC for which I also interviewed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of students, and Gayle was great. Dean Peterson gave a warm welcome. I interviewed for the PRIME-LC and felt that I had a much better experience than fellow interviewees including a tour of the medical center and dinner after the interview. I also thought the plans for the new hospital are amazing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't like that most students are older/married/non-trad. Not an exciting environment for a youngin like me coming straight from undergrad. The interview had 40 people and made me realize perhaps I wasn't so special. I also wish I had known the med center was about 15min by car from the med school in a completely different city. I didn't like that they kept on pushing their "laid-back" feel as I personally prefer a more prestigous and formal environment. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the med center is so far away. That the student interview was going to be during lunch (I was completely taken by surprise when they came to get me as I was biting into my sandwich). That the day would be so long." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think that overall, it was a welcoming and fun place. Irvine maybe isn't that fun, but the beach is nearby. The student admitted to me his reservations about picking UCI and I think that his honesty impressed me. The faculty think UCI has great potential and take great pride in their students." Report Response

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