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  • University of California Los Angeles / Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Piano and tennis are expensive activities to participate in. How did growing up in a low-income family affect your passion for music and sports?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family background." Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and how does that prepare you for medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did past obstacles in your life shape your decision to become a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No difficult questions were asked of me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS and secondary application from Drew. Also, read over the interview feedaback section of SDN and kept myself informed of current events in health and in general." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The openness and friendliness of the faculty, staff and students who were all committed to working and serving in underserved communities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a great day and I was one of the first to interview that day. I met some amazing people, ranging from students and faculty/staff to other interviewees. It was refreshing to see a school that really wanted diversity in its class and did its best to select a class of people committed to working in underserved communities. The interview was VERY, VERY RELAXED and seemed like a conversation with friends more than a formal interview for medical school. It was very low key and very inspirational and I would definitely attend DREW over any of the other schools I got into." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/28/2004

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