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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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 15 years from now?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about xxxx in your research..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Something particular to some research I had done." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my AMCAS, looked over research notes, and just relaxed ans was myself." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Student-Run free clinics are phenomenal. Take the tour if you interview here- it's just incredible. The summer program only has a marginal fee. Students seem very readily able to get involved with research projects on campus, and there's always something going on. Office of Student life seems very active and into keeping people well-rounded." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students seemed stressed out. It's not that they weren't friendly, but it seemed like many just didn't have time to talk to us. San Diego area is very "soCal" with lots of Aston Kutcher carbon copies. Remember that the Republican National Convention was held here, so it's got a conservative flavor. Don't be surprised by that. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The ISP requirement- independent study projects. The fact that housing is difficult to find. PB is a good place for food. UCSD is VERY research oriented, make no mistake." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall positive - I put no change because I was familiar with UCSD and its feel. The Dean of Admissions is *SO* cool- I really liked her and wished I could have spoken to her more. The students seem cooperative, not competitive, but they do seem more stressed out than any other campus I've visited. That being said, I'm sure their USMLE scores are sky high. I wished we could have spoken to 2nd years and 4th years -tour guides were only 1st years." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SAN

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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