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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Closed file

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

"What my parents did right and wrong when raising me?" Report Response

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

"Why do I think my brother is the way that he is?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What my parents did wrong? This was after I was asked about why my brother was not in college." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult. All questions had absolutely nothing to do with my background." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, ucla med website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students were nice" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the interview hands down" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I did not fly all the way from the East Coast to have my interviewer challenge the way my parents raised me, etc. It would have been nice to actually talk about my resume or why I would like to go to UCLA, but that did not happen. It was obvious that my interviewer made no effort to read my file. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The student tour was short and we only got to see the library and the hallways of the med school building. My interview started with my interviewer being late. Then my interviewer asked questions about my childhood, which is fine if his goal was to learn more about me. However, he tried to criticize the decisions that my parents made in raising me and also tied that into how I have made decisions throughout my life. I almost forgot. He also called me a sexist since my favorite movies have male leads. That was on top of telling me that my grades were bad (even though they are the same as UCLA's average) and then suggested that I should not have participated in extracurricular activities and that may have effected my grades. But keep this in mind, if my interviewer had actually read my application, he would see that my extracurricular activities did not even occur while I was in school. But that was just one of many things that he did not know about me. I would talk about what I have done (which was clearly on my application) and my interviewer had no idea what I was talking about. Considering that I flew from the east coast, I would expect that my interviewer at least know something about me other than how my parents raised me and what my favorite movies are. And here is the finale. He looks up at a broken clock in the room and tells me that we should wrap up the interview. Don't ge me wrong. I love UCLA the school. The interview definitely left a bad taste in my mouth." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2004

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