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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?

4 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)?

"why MD? what do you see yourself doing in 15 years?" Report Response

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

"tell something about yourself" Report Response

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

"If you had the power to make changes to reduce the number of uninsured in the US what changed would you make? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had the power to make changes to reduce the number of uninsured in the US what changed would you make? (during the interview I quoted this number from an article I read)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you see yourself doing in 15 years? and when did you figure out that medicine is what you wanted to do? (these are questions they basically ask you everytime, and after awhile it is hard not to make it sound like you are repeating yourself or like you rehearsed it)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread my file; read about some topics in medicine that I am involved with" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school has a big incentive to help you through your education. They have an excellent tutorial program" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not get to see the anatomy lab. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have a great tutorial program. They are very helpful to students. The administration people and financial aid people really want to help you. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had two faculty members interview me. Both were really nice and genuinely interested in knowing me. Both encouraged it to be a conversation and not just only a question and answer format." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2003

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