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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?

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)?

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to attend blah university?" Report Response

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

"What are your passions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you maintain a balance in your life during med school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no difficult or surprising questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my UCI secondary, AMCAS, this site, reviewed my research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really was amazed by UCI. I did not expect to like it too much and now it is my top choice. The students were all so happy and laid-back and the faculty and administration seem to be very attentive to their suggestions. The campus was much nicer than I had thought it would be. It seems like there is a lot to get involved with there outside of classes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students only complaint was the drive between the campus and clinical rotations at the med center, and in Long Beach. The cost of living is quite high in Irvine and the area itself seems pretty boring, aside from the beach. Other parts of L.A. with more stuff to do, like Hollywood, downtown, Westwood, can be a long trip if traffic is bad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Getting to see the medical center is not definite if your interviews are all on campus. I wish I had planned my trip better to have had time to drive over and see it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very laid-back, fun day. Everyone is really friendly there and will go out of their way to help you. If you aren't from the area stay with a student. I did and it was great. There are no specific questions they use so the interview is like a conversation." Report Response

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