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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?

5 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?

40 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)?

"What would you do if a career in medicine didn't work out?" Report Response

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

"Did you ever consider becoming a paramedic (I worked on an ambulance in college)?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose a humanities major instead of one more related to medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you aware of the issues facing physicians today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All of the questions I was asked were pretty standard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on current issues, SDN, brainstormed answers to common questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere on campus, the resources available to students, and the curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The traffic. I live only an hour from UCLA but it took me over three hours to get there. I am also not a real big fan of LA and its smog. The directions from the admissions office were pretty poor." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have to pay for parking at the little information booths before you can enter the parking garages. Also, the address for the admissions office, 12-105, means floor one, corridor two, room 105. Once I realized this it was a lot easier to find the room." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed me day at UCLA. My first interviewer was extremely busy that day but he did a great job of transitioning into the interview. He was direct and to the point and this allowed me to be equally agressive in explaining my application. The interview was intense but I enjoyed it. My second interview was with a student and was very informal. I had a lot of fun speaking to her and I felt fortunate that I got to have a second interview. The only stressful part of the day was getting to the school. The tour is pretty cursory and I would have liked to see some of the facilities where instruction takes place. From the outside everything looks pretty nice. I was done by 1:30 but one of the other interviewers didn't have her interview until four." 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 is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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