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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing 'interesting', pretty standard questions" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"'Life or death' decision in the hospital." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Review all submitted material" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Difficulty of the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Discouragement by students in regards to the program- no early clinical built into the first two years of the program, staggered midterm schedules so there are midterms nearly every week (and resulting high stress level), faculty reluctance to experiement with the program to a more efficient organ-based approach (as many schools are now employing), and finally the mandated independent research project for all MD students in order to complete the program. Lastly, school's proximity to the local naval base makes for unnecessary noise pollution at times. What stood out to me is how unhappy the medical students seemed (even the student tour guides) in respect to other medical school I have seen." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All of the aforementioned." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Early morning briefing, 2 x 1-hour interviews, lunch with students, debriefing after lunch." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2004

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

2 out of 10

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