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    It's great institute, met a lot of talented people.

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart postdocs from all over the world. Learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    Depend on the PI, my group was very research orientated, no time for career exploration.

    Recommends

UC San Francisco Interviews

Updated Sep 19, 2014
Updated Sep 19, 2014

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at UC San Francisco.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application online. The application packet included a resume, at least 3 letters of recommendation, and several essays and short answer questions (including questions about GRE scores and publication record). The submission deadline was sometime in November. I was called for an interview in January and interviewed on campus in early February. I interviewed with 5 faculty and 1 student in the Tetrad graduate program. The interviews were each 30 minutes long and consisted of describing my research, my goals for graduate school, and what I was looking for in a graduate institution. Each professor explained their research and I asked questions to them about their research.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you not have any publications from your undergraduate research?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them I wanted to defer acceptance for one year. They asked me what I planned to do during this year and I told them I had a high school teaching project lined up. They gave me the deferral.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

UC San Francisco Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010

Additional Info

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Website www.ucsf.edu
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1864
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The leading university exclusively focused on health, UC San Francisco is driven by the idea that when the best research, the best education and the best patient care converge, great breakthroughs are achieved. All four UCSF professional schools, virtually all UCSF graduate programs, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital consistently rank among the best in... More

Mission: UC San Francisco's overarching mission is "advancing health worldwide."

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