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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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)?

"(from student) What do you think are some of the problems we have in health care?" Report Response

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

"(from student) At what point did you realize that you wanted to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"(from student) What kind of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"normal stuff, I didn't do much because I've been on so many other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff is welcoming and friendly, probably the most friendly I've meet. That is really important because it is representative of how the university will take care of you once you matriculate. The weather is nice. The students are nice, I can see myself going to school with them. Some other reports suggest that nobody studies here, but I didn't get that impression. Students do study and want to do well. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Irvine is kind of in the middle of nowhere, at least I thought it would be more urban or even suburban. But when you get there it is surrounded by undeveloped, dead land. I expected it to be more dense. You definitely need a car to go to school there unless you live in the on campus housing (which is a good deal if you can get it!) I liked the student body but was not overly impressed with them. But then again, I've only been impressed by one or two school's student bodies. The facilities are kind of boring and plain. And the hospital is not where you take all of your classes. Minimal patient contact in the first and second years (if that is important to you.)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that the area is truly is surrounded by dirt. :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a well-organized day but it was LONG. you get there around 8:00 AM and are not done until 3:30. And there is not a lot of down time. My first student interview went well, but they always go well. My second interview with a faculty member went so well that I was not asked one question. We simply talked about medicine, technology, people, problems in the workplace that people have, medical advances, and other odds and ends. It was great just to have a conversation. I think it's a good school and it's close to the beach and it will compete with all acceptances I am fortunate to earn from the non top-20 schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?


General Info

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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