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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?

2 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?

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)?

"Name two values you want to work towards with your life, and explain how medicine will enable you to do." Report Response

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

"If you were the czar of American medicine, what kind of system would you put in place?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever thought of writing a musical piece using the sound of black holes as source material?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think our ability to enjoy symphonies evolved?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In 40 years, you are being celebrated by everyone you've ever known. What will they say about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to friends at UCSD, reread applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the students seem happy and adjusted. There is a gorgeous new library and new classrooms, and the school has a true community feel. Everyone is so proud of the free clinic project." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Driving in and around the campus is not simple. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Staff and students were truly welcoming to us, and the school is making a real attempt to keep students happy. Very, very positive experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

SAN

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Jolla Village Lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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