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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?

7 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)?

"Med school is stressful, what do you do to let loose? followed by appropriate jokes about me skipping 6th period in high school (not like other med student interviewers who make jokes when they're really not kidding)." Report Response

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

"Sometimes, with all the hard work you do it's easy to loose track of why you want to go into Medicine. (What I'd like to call preceptive questioning: insightful comment that you should respond to; came after me questioning on the hardships of monday tests). so basically, asking ''what makes you think you won't loose track of your aspirations and reasons for medicine; or why do you think you won't become jaded''" Report Response

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

"I read on your secondary that you had this moral dilemma - what happened?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Something along the lines of: experience X posed a great moral challenge, tell me about that" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing - very conversational and low-stress" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, files, read up on issues (HCP: One-Care now & other UHC, Politics, societal issues) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student solidarity and their ability to transgress stressful monday tests; value they had for their education, especially their notoriously hard anatomy courses; receptive faculty that allow more opportunities; the fact that the admissions office personnel had to literally tell my faculty interviewer to stop and let me go (the conversation we had was THAT good I'd like to think)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"sometimes, it's nice to have a NEW NEW building, but for the class of 2012, 2nd year will have that, for the class of 2013: this does not apply" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"to not eat breakfast; best food i had on my interview tour" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Student interviewer was very nice, receptive to my viewpoints, and ungodly brilliant especially after getting a few hours of sleep and fighting off a cold. It goes to show how dedicated students are @ UCI SOM (unlike other places where they tell you off the bat that you're interviewing for a waitlist spot). I felt like I was having lunch with an old friend that I hadn't see for ages, and we were just catching up. Faculty interview off the bat was on time, read my file IN-DEPTH, and had a very approachable aspect to him. We engaged in a LONG discussion of our life, family, and interests/concerns in today's medicine. He shared a great deal and did everything he could to make me feel at ease. Funny funny guy. I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard when I was in a full suit and tie. Talking to him makes me not only want to learn under him and go into his field, but also go to UCI even more. Only con to the day was that I couldn't continue talking to my student and faculty interviewer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

10 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I personally liked the atmosphere that was set during today's interview. Some people might not look" Report Response

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