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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"what motivates you?" Report Response

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

"your freshman grades are pretty sorry....partying too much?" Report Response

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

"tell me about your family and home life when you were elementary school and in high school." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none of the questions were "interesting" -- all questions were about things I stated in my application..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none. all of the questions were pretty easy. all about me. not even any question about why I want to come to UCLA, and about healthcare etc...i was really surprised." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read all my apps and knew them well, practiced answering possible interview questions, researched health care issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students were really happy and EXTREMELY laid back. they seem to enjoy the new curiculum and the freedom they have for their outside activities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"students were a bit TOOOO laid back, that it kind of worried me. the grades are only pass/fail and the med students stated they cram alot, etc...just because they have a degree from UCLA, would you want them as your doctor?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"traffic really sucks (more than I remembered it to be; I used to live in LA). also wish that I went to find the admissions office on another day....UCLA is HUGE -- I spent a good 30min looking for the room." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"overall, i enjoyed my interview at UCLA. I was really nervous going in, since UCLA is ranked as a top med school and I was expecting a tough interview. But the med students who are super laid back impressed me with how much they love the school. But I was not impressed with the informal nature of the whole day. wish that the tour / day was more organized with demos maybe and with a financial aid advisor." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2004

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