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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?

3 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?

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 makes you think you can handle medicine?" Report Response

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

"What sacrifices would you make for your care?" Report Response

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

"Doctors can't fix every patient so how would you deal with not being about to cure a patient and they died?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Scrubs, ER, House, Grey's Anatomy, Which is your favorite?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you feel about doctors that refuse to see medicare patients because they don't get high compensation from medicare? What do you think is the biggest problem in medicine that needs to be addressed and how would you address them? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This is my 4th interview so I was very comfortable with the basic questions like Why medicine and why this school? but for my 1st interview I reviewed my file and read up on heathcare problems and the diff b/w HMO and PPO. Also compiled a list of questions that are posted here on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The organizations and the weath of information that was provided" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The weather was kind of crappy and the parking meter was broken so i had to drive around inorder to buy one. The facilities do also look abit." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UCSD is heading towards a new direction, interms of surgery. There will be more focus minimally invasive techniques like laproscopic or robotic surgery." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were really laid back, especially that student interviewer. There are some hard questions but as long as you stay cool then all is well. Take the time to ask your own questions because that was how I learned about the cool surgery stuff." 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2006

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

10 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?

6 out of 10

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