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  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • La Jolla
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

2

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)?

"describe yourself" Report Response

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

"why should we admit you?" Report Response

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

"what is your biggest strength and weakness?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"questions about improving healthcare delivery" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"describe yourself" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my application, practiced with many different people, researched the school, toured the free clinic, and spoke to different UCSD med students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students are happy and interesting to talk to, the admissions office is well-organized, the campus is beautiful, the facilities are amazing, the curriculum is awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. Everything was impressive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Everyone said that their interviews were really informal and conversational, but one of my interviews was highly structured. It caught me off guard, so I wish I had been more mentally prepared for that type of interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UCSD is amazing!!!!!! They actually try to set up each student with interviewers who have similar interests, which I thought was a nice touch." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

San Diego

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

winter 2012/2013

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

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Advertise the free clinic tour better. I only knew about it because of SDN." Report Response

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