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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your home state" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, they were all standard, get-to-know-you questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"re-read AMCAS, looked at school website and UCLA website, practiced at previous interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people were great and the emphasis on the Drew mission really made me feel that everyone was there to serve their communities and work with medically underserved populations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tiptoeing around the issue of department & clinic closings, legal problems and financials woes." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That some of the partner clinics and hospitals were low on funding and were at risk of closing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The only negative thing that I can say is that I have not heard from Drew (rejection, acceptance, or wait-list) since my interview in March and it is now June. It has been nearly 3 months. I don't think that it is a positive reflection of a medical school program when they do not bother to let applicants know where they stand. After spending hundreds of dollars traveling to LA, renting a car, and getting a hotel, I think that I deserve some sort of correspondence from the school. At this point, I would not go to the school if I did get in because the non-existent communication from the school might be indicative of other problems at the school. It is upsetting because the school has a lot to offer, but I was turned off by administrative weaknesses and the disrespect for applicants by not keeping us posted and inviting us to interviews at the last minute. I found out 4 days before my interview that I needed to be in LA. Many of my co-interviewers had the same problem." 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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