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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Explain your experiences or committment to the underserved..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How did you hear about Drew or why Drew?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Explain your MCAT scores..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Would I become all "Hollywood" if I attended Drew? (I guess he thought I would become obsessed with Hollywood if I moved to LA)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult, everything pertained to my file." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I visited both Drew and UCLA's websites, went over my secondary, read this website and went over my AMCAS." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"You truly get the best of both worlds at Drew/UCLA. You take classes at one of the top medical schools in the country and do most of your clinical work at an inner city hospital. If you like helping the underserved this is the place for you. Everyone was very friendly and because the class size (at Drew) is small, about 24, everyone knows one another and they seem to get along well. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They interview about 150 people for 25 slots so that sounds intimidating. My interviewer actually said that they will pick about 2 of the 15 that interviewed on my day and recommend them for admission. Also, the hospital seemed kind of empty for a Saturday morning." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They were serving breakfast. Don't eat before your interview because they have plenty of food including yogurt, muffins, bagels, coffee, juice, etc..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a really good time at Drew. The students and faculty made you really feel as though it was a family atmosphere. Its a really diverse (ethnically) group of students, but most are from California. The interviews were very relaxed and mostly conversational. Overall I had a great time and really liked the school. Besides, LA is great. If you want a tour of the UCLA campus you need to pre-arrange that because the day of the interview, you only tour Drew." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott Courtyard in El Segundo

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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