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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

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?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"Describe your research experience." Report Response

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

"Where does glycolysis take place? Where does the citric acid cycle take place? (This is the part of the interview where I felt like I was on jeopardy or something)." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about stem cell research?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to do MD/Ph.D and not just a Ph.D (or an MD, if you have more background in that area)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through some information on the school and program, read over my applications, read some papers by my interviewers, reviewed my past and present research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The area around the campus is really nice. There are also a lot of different kinds of research going on, with many faculty to choose from." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus has a lot of traffic both in and around it (it's in the middle of the city). The drivers don't seem to understand the concept of "yield to pedestrians."" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Most of the interviews were spent going over my research. Three out of four interviewers asked in depth questions to test my knowledge of my field. We were fed two really good meals, a catered lunch and a dinner at a nice restaurant. The current MSTP students were really nice and helpful." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

UCLA Guest House

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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