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  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Irvine, CA
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?

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)?

"Describe yourself???" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why medicine??? Tell me about x-experience??? (from AMCAS)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why Prime-LC?? How will you use your medical education to solve the medical crisis in the Latino community??? (iN SPANISH!)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of relationship do I see between poetry & medicine??? (im a spoken word poet)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What would i do if a racist anti-immigrant patient came in to see me in the clininc with a serious medical condition??? (if you consider this difficult)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, SDN, SDN!!!! 3 mock interviews, read over primary application, read up on US health care system (Google: Physicians for a National Health Care Program!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The comradery of the medical student body, the friendliness of the med students, the weather here (80 degrees in Feb!), and the PRIME-LC Program" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really! I guess that they did not have enough white chocolate chip cookies during our interview lunch-in" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"NOT TO STRESS OUT SO MUCH!! Its is SUPER laid back! All the interviewers have is your PS & activities. I had sooo much fun on my interview day! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interiew expereince was awesome!!!! This was my first medical school interview so my nervousness level was though the roof!!!! Im glad that my interview was scheduled for the afternoon (most people have this itnerary) b/c it allowed me to cool down. When you get there in the monrning, you get a folder with your interiewers names! During lunch i went to Berk Hall computer lab on the second floor to look up info about my interviewers! VERY HELPFUL TO DO THIS! The whole interview day is geared toward making you feel relaxed. During lunch, the 1st and 2nd year medical students had a hot dog eating contest! Its was so funny to see them all out there! LoL! THEY REALLY ARE A TIGHT CLICK! Many of them sat down to have lunch with us. They all seem VERY happy. Anyhow, when i got to my actual interiews, they were soooooooooooooo laid back! My mock interviews where WAY more stressful than my actual one! Its was about 10hour long, but felt more like 5 min! You have a faculty interviewer, a student, and if you were applying to the PRIME-LC Program a spanish interiew for 30min. YOU DONT NOT HAVE TO BE FLUENT IN SPANISH TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM! Anyhow, my faulty interview was chill. She was a lecturer in the dept. of family medicine and was working to integrate the humanities into medical education at UC Irvine. She was amazing! (Dr. Joanna Shapirio, google her name!) My student interview was outside on a bench! The day was beautiful (80 degrees). That interiew just like the fauclty one was SUPER chill! It truly was a laid back conversation about me, my passinos, my interests, & how they tie in to medicine. For those applying to the PRIME-LC Program make sure you seriously demomstrate your passion for working with the Latino community. They are VERY good about reading into who really wants to be in this prorgam and those that just want to use it for selfish reasons! If you desire to work with the latino commmunity APPLY to PRIME-LC! You dont have to be Latino! Just have a passion for sering this growing underserved community. Anyhow, the day finished off with a dinner for PRIME-LC applicants and a RADICAL lecture by Dr. Micheal Montoya about Lainto health issues. He really fires you up! If your reading this, please dont stress out! Irvine is a wonderful shcool! Its my first choice! Suerte!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

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?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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