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  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Francisco
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"My first interview was the most stressfull of my entire application cycle. This suprised me since most interviewees/past student said that their interviews were chill. The guy was a PhD and kept questioning/commenting on almost every sentence that left my mouth. Don'e get me wrong, he was super nice, but just wanted to delve into detail about everying phrase that came out of my mouth. His questions were basic: Tell me about yourself? Why medicine? What experiences have led you here? By the end of the interview, he said he hopes to see me at UCSF which was nice, but man did he stress me out. If you get someone like this, remain calm, and clearly think and talk through your answers. In the end, I actually liked the interview because it made me deeply think about why I was going into medicine." Report Response

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

"My second interviewer was very relaxed. The same basic questions, but he was a lot better at leading the blind interview and not digressing. Nothing tricky here." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Specific questions about public health and health education. (I lead him to these tpoics so dont worry if it is not your forte)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Pretty much every question my first interviewer asked lol." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS, getting to know myself. In hindsight, I would really reccomend practicing a way to get "your story" out the the admissions committee. They don;t want a cookie cutter applicant, but someone who has PASSION in whatever it is they do." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. Students, opportunities, location, the non-snootyness of a top 5 school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The only thing (which didn't even bother me that much) was the the facilities are slightly older and worn. Other than that, nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How to better lead a blind interview." 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?

Train or subway

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Have the admissions committee meet more ofter, phone call acceptances would also be nice." Report Response

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