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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Do you know the percent of uninsured individuals in the united states? If so what?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. How was it growing up? Why do you want to become a doctor? What makes you unique compared to our other applicants?" Report Response

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

"What has been the most creative leadership activity you have been involved in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does ''humanitarian'' mean to you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you a semester off from your undergrad studies? What did you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, School website, UCLA students, Mock interviews, AMCAS and secondary files." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and how happy and relaxed they were really made a good impression on me. It meant that they were not streseed out. I love UCLA campus. I am from the central valley and the last time I was at UCLA was 2003 and even then it seems like the school keeps expanding (there is always construction going on)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour needed more direction and structure. The places we saw seemed to be in the discretion of the med students...but to their credit they openly admitted the lack of structure of the tour and really made it up by answering all my questions making me feel welcome and feeding me lunch." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My interview was at 3pm and I was on campus for the lunch tour...I wish I could have been given the option to attend one of the lectures when I signed in early that day instead of just waiting walking around campus. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UCLA is my top school and I attended the PREP summer program so I have a major bias towards UCLA. But compared to the other schools that I have visited it just feels at home. The students and staff made me feel comfortable at the school. This is undoubtedly an exceptional institution but I did not experience any aggorance among the students. Instead I felt like they were really down to earth and genuinely happy. The interviewer was great, he really just wanted to have a conversation with me and wanted to be an advocate for me and made sure he got the information he needed to defend me in committee. " 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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