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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2 (30 mins. each)

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)?

"If you could not be a doctor at all, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"What do you like the most and the least about current health care reform?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What attributes would make you a good physician for underserved patients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was really difficult. There were no hard ethical questions or questions that made you sweat." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I browsed through their website, looked at interview feedback reports and made sure I knew specific details about the program that would make me a good match for it (i.e. they require a research thesis)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was extremely friendly. Both my student and faculty interviewers were very relaxed. There was also a 30 min. group interview that allowed us to interact w/ other applicants." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was no tour. Granted, we weren't on UCLA campus proper, but I think having a tour would have given us the ability to visualize ourselves at the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was a little surprised that there was a HANDWRITTEN portion to the interview. It wasn't too difficult though: you just had to explain how you would make healthcare better for underserved patients. It was a 20 min. writing assignment." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great interview experience here and I really love the school! They only accept a maximum of 28 students at any one time, so we were told that it might take us a long while to hear back post-interview about final decisions. I would love to attend here! The students were very friendly and willing to answer any and all questions about academics and student life. They made it clear that they are a family unit and highly value that. It wasn't to the point of exclusivity though, but they do care about each other and each other's success." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

No Response

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2010

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 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?

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?

"They still use paper application for the secondary; it would probably be easier to make everything electronic to streamline the process." Report Response

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