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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

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"I was asked to explain how a specific volunteer expereince I had, totally unrelated to medicine, helped me to strengthen my passion to become doctor" Report Response

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

"what do you do for fun" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Your GPA is lower than our average GPA score for accepted students, explain some bad grades!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"About 10 different questions asking me about my interest in research, I had minimal research experience" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Walked right in with no rehearsal, my 8th interview..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus is so beautiful, breath taking (I already miss it)... excellent matching results for residents... great presentation by staff." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of minorities + diversity on campus, lunch was not great, school seems to look for students with solid research background or interest " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Student life outside campus is not great except for the beach areas and few clubs, chronic issue of lack of diversity everywhere...(INCLUDING the CLUBS!!!) " Report Response

What are your general comments?

" Very relaxed and enjoyable tour + interview with one faculty member. The other went by faster than the speed of light (<20 mins). Tour was great! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/21/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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