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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"much focused on my amcas" Report Response

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

"what are your plans long term?" Report Response

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

"why do you want to get an md rather than a health-related grad degree like an mph?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"why, given your proven ability to leverage your considerable education & experience to accomplish worthy things that are important to you, would you want to start over in a new field where you won't have time and status to make those kinds of contributions for quite a while?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"tell me your life story" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread 2ndary (KEY for this school's interviews), sdn" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"both my interviewers were awesome human beings, free clinics & asl program look great, possibility to practice "border medicine", weather, beautiful location, available electives, step ii at end of 3rd year (i like the idea of getting it out of the way)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"sprawl of campus & clinical sites, lots of lecture, hardcore nitpicky academics with a focus on details rather than problem solving, anatomy in 2nd year" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"just because someone is a taxi driver does not mean they know where they are going" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"a very positive experience, i liked the school a lot more than i thought i would... actually i was very impressed. but can excellent clinical opportunities and a great atmosphere make up for the hardcore traditionalist academics? that is the question for me, given my learning style." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

san

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

radisson

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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