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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why UCI? You should go to UCLA." Report Response

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

"Why Pediatrics? They make no money and you see the walking well all day. Do you think you might pick another specialty?" Report Response

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

"I have to take this call. Do you want to come with me to the clinic to see patients?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had a day with no work or studying how would you spend your time?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could be a superhero which one would it be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read a book on healthcare, Irvine website, planned questions for interviewers, read over application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were very enthusiastic and seemed to be very happy with their medical school lifes, socially and academically. They emphasized that UCI admin. is very open to suggestions and change if the students express concerns with the program. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Appears they have a lot of class and the program is pretty lecture based. Medical center is pretty far away in an area with bad traffic. Only a handful of students get to see the Med center because of interview located there, the others don't get an opportunity." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My hotel (red roof inn) altough cheap was located under flight path of JW airport and next to the 55 freeway. Check the maps before booking. Enter the campus at Bison entrance, its right next to med school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was so relaxed. My student interviewer was wearing a chargers football jersey and was so chill. We chatted for about an hour under a tree. The low stress student interview loosens you up a little if you were nervous. My faculty interview was a little bizarre, he opened with "...So uhh do you have questions for me" After a few questions he complained about the state of health care and the low wages of doctors. He tried to talk me out of any thoughts I had of entering MSTP then he got paged so he took me with him to see patients for basically 75% of the interview. It was bizarre but also pretty chill. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Roof Inn near 55

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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