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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?

2 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)?

"Who were your mentors?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to study medicine?" Report Response

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

"Who are your favorite authors?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you define compassion?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What qualities do you think a physician must have?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback, looked over my secondary application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Plethora of outreach opportunities and availability of notetaking and tutoring services; most of the campus has internet access" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The library looks a little dated, but is undergoing renovations" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UCSD's average debt after graduation is over $30,000 less than the mean for public medical schools" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"An incredibly easy-going experience. I felt as though the interviewers weren't trying to grill me, but rather understand me better. It was relaxing to talk about my family and my upbringing first before I had to explain why reasons to go into medicine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2003

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