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  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • La Jolla
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

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)?

"What was your favorite science class and nonscience class?" Report Response

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

"What are some of the characteristics that medical students need to be successful?" Report Response

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

"What was your most meaningful experience during college?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are my needs as a medical student and how do I feel medical school will fill those needs?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is one problem/dilemma that medicine is facing today? Do you have any solutions?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through the School of Medicine website. Spoke to friends who had interviewed at UCSD." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly. Because I had to take a shuttle to my faculty interview, the professor who interviewed me took the time to drive me back to the admissions office. The weather was amazing!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You do not get any patient interaction unless you participate in the student run free clinic or a preceptorship." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How spread out the campus was!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was impressed with the school, curriculum, and facilites. I asked my medical student interviewer about quality of life and he explained the recent changes (new dean of students, advising, programs) that have been made to make the school more student friendly." 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?

Automobile

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?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2006

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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