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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?

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?

45 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 class in college?" Report Response

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

"Tell me more about the person who wrote about in your personal statement." Report Response

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

"Your autobiographical statement puts a very positive spin or your childhood, was there anything about your childhood that wasn't so peachy?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If your friends were toasting you, what would they say?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to become a doctor? *I know, this is THE question you know you'll be asked, and yet, I hadn't formally prepared my answer and all my friends' warnings that the straightforward but truthfull " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Rereading my AMCAS and autobiography(requested in the UCSD secondary)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The number of hospitals affiliated with the school, the student-run free clinic, the salsa scene in San Diego." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The number of hours UCSD students spend in class, the fact that they didn't really show us any of the facilities and that our tour guide basically told us that nothing had been revamped since the school opened in the 70s." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The two days I spend in SD were incredibly laid back and even fun. My interviewers were equally laid back, though I didn't really click with one of them and she seemed in a great hurry to get back to her " 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?

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?

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?

10/05/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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