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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"What is your greatest weakness and strength in leadership?" Report Response

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

"At what time in your life were you your happiest? Your most frustrated?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"At what time in your life were you your happiest? Your most frustrated?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How have you shown improvement in xxx?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read all about UCSD, looked at SDN, reviewed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"location! New facilities, diversity in hospital opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The time spent in the classroom and the student vibe - they didn't seem happy." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great presentation at the beginning – clearly explained application process and dates that pertained to our interview date (such as adcom’s next meeting). 45 minutes. First interview, in international health building, with a clinical professor. Asked a lot about grades, took a lot of notes. Seemed interested but formal. Second interview, PhD – professor of lung physiology. Asked much more personal questions. Very interesting curriculum – anatomy in the second year. Spend a LOT of time in class." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SAN

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/27/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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