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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

5

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)?

"Explain your research to me?" Report Response

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

"Why wouldn't you just want to get one degree, the MD or PhD?" Report Response

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

"Do you want to go here, would you go to UCSD?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why wouldn't you just want to get one degree, the MD or PhD?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why wouldn't you just want to get one degree, the MD or PhD?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS, secondary application, research project literature, spoke with students I already knew attending." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The cohesiveness of the students, the fact that there are sources outside of the lecture for help (podcast lectures, lecture note services, tutorial center), the weather, and most importantly the research opportunites (ability to work at TSRI and SALK) and the student run free clinic." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Didn't get a chance to talk to 3rd and 4th year medical students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How stress-free the entire visit was going to be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Dr. Insel was awesome and seems like a great program director. It kind of sucks when you are shuttled around all over La Jolla to meet with your interviewers, buts its ok. Make sure you speak to as many students in the program as possible. It totally helps get an idea of the types of people that attracted and accepted to UCSD. Weather was awesome, and during the tour they timed us checking out The Salk Institute with the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SAN

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/07/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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