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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"I can't remember. I would make sure that you have some intelligent questions to ask the interviewers about SD, though. One of them told me "This is not just about you selling yourself, I want to make sure to sell our school to you."" Report Response

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

"One student interviewer really grilled a fellow interviewee about the current state of health care in America. Be prepared b/c you never know what your interviewer will be like. There's no set list of Q's for them!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Pretty standard questions. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about SD's programs. Prepared about my own research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"San Diego is a beautiful town with so much outdoorsy activities. The interviewers were very approachable and friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't meet many students b/c I was there during a large test block. Our scheduled tour guide didn't show up and thus we got kinda jipped on the tour. I didn't feel like I learned much about the school's facilities or about student life." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that there would be tests during the week I visited." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"SD was definitely the lowest stress interview I attended. I had two faculty interviewers, which was great. One of them was really interested in helping me discover my future career path and gave me a lot of advice. It almost didn't feel like an interview! I was very impressed by both interviewers' interest in the students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

SAN

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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