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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?

1 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?

6

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)?

"So why are you interested in our residency program in internal medicine (my interviewer screwed up, thinking I was there for the residency program and not the MD)?" Report Response

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

"Do you think NIH's original goals in creating the MD/PhD have been a failure?" Report Response

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

"How did you get such high MCAT scores?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions were very general. I was interviewed by the dean himself and he is the nicest man you will ever meet. Very family oriented. Most questions were about my family." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not study a straight PhD?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did not. If you try too hard to prepare for these things, you will only screw them up." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How well they knew me. The interviewers had literally memorized my file." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Too much walking." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is associated with at least 6 other institutions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"San Diego is an up and coming school. It will replace UCLA, in my views, as the premier medical center in southern California within the next 10 years. The school is in a great location and the faculty are very nice. I felt that my interview was more like a vacation than an interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2003

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