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  • University of California Los Angeles / Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"How come you didn't do well on your MCAT? What research topic will you choose for your required thesis here?" Report Response

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

"What can you tell me about Drew?" Report Response

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

"Why is it important to you to work with the underserved? Why Drew?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you opt out of surgery to do emergency medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why didn't you do well on your MCAT when your post-bacc gpa is so strong?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"talk to people in the program, reviewed SDN quests i had compiled for other schools, read up on drew on their website (make sure to do this!!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"i LOVED my one-on-one interviewer. She was very honest with me and was very personal with me. She was awesome...it really did feel like I was having a good convo with one of my girlfriends, seriously. The day was very structured and it didn't lag on. First people started off with their group iviews, then their individual iviews, and then we all interacted with a student panel." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how relaxed my one-on-one iview would be...also what to expect for my group iview. it wasn't so bad, and they made sure to let us know that it def would not be a make or break factor in terms of gaining admission. there was a group of about 6 of us and our task was to come up with a solid plan of diabetes awareness to a community in los angeles. part of the assignment was to talk about how we would hire our staff, distribute info, etc.." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really had a good interview experience here. I went in early and they had a nice breakfast for us. A physician gave an opening welcome address and passed out brochures and asked if we had any questions. She also explained what would be going on during our time there. I also found out that as part of the drew program that students are required to do a thesis which i think is awesome. I already know what I want to do.." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/13/2008

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?

9 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

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