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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?

10 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 your research?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever considered a career in research?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Teaching wasn't something you have ever considered?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Everything was pretty standard and related in some way to my applications. (Primary and Secondary)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, School's website, read medical ethics book, reviewed my secondary and primary apps (The interviewers had them down)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"What made the biggest impression was how outgoing the people of San Diego are. People on the street ask how you are and care what your answer is. The school was awesome. Students seemed very happy, contrary to other postings about this school. The area is amazing, pricey though. The school is cheap though, $8,000 a year" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You would have to have a car if you go there and the traffic doesn't seem inviting, not as bad as LA, but still bad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing too surprising." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day was well planned and ran very smoothly. Had a short orientation with an admissions director, got to sit on a second year class, had two interviews with a faculty researcher and a researcher at the nearby VA hospital (right across the street), lunch with students, a tour and a quick outro with a video about their student run free clinic project and final words from the same admissions officer from the orientation. Campus is beautiful and students seemed really happy despite having exams looming. The interview group was invited to join the lunchtime league soccer game. It was a laid back, nice interview day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

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?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Raddsion La Jolla

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/13/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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