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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?

3 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)?

"What about medical school do you think will be most difficult? What about medical school do you think you will take to easiest? " Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"You see someone in your class cheating, what do you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did the homeless people you have worked with surprise you? How?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who was the person who was not supportive of your choosing a career in medicine and why were they not supportive? (Very personal which was why it was the most difficult)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through my AMCAS application, secondary, autobiography, thought of answers to the "usual" questions, looked through info I'd collected on the school, talked to friends who attend this school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interactions between the med students, attendings, and the patients at the student run free clinic, the assoc. Dean taking an hour out of his time to speak with us." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Can't think of a single thing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"One of my interviewers explained that he did not have my grades, only the other interviewer had them (after I explained a bad grade years ago!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was very positive. I felt the first interviewer asked the more difficult, explain this explain that in my application, along with cheating issues, ethics questions, why become a physician. The other focused on my goals, now and in the future, upcoming opportunities, and focused more on my personality. Between the two I felt that they really had a good idea of whom I am, not just the premed applicant" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2003

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