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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 did you gain from being a varsity athlete?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your teaching job. (I teach elementary school in Madrid)" Report Response

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

"As a CA resident, why did you go to college on the East Coast?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Pretty standard questions, nothing that really stands out" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, looked at the school website and read about curriculum, etc. This was also my 8th interview, so not much prep needed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"San Diego is beautiful and the school has SO many affiliated hospitals that you are guaranteed to get excellent training. Faculty was also very nice and down-to-earth." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students just did not seem happy. They seemed stressed out and complained about not having enough housing, too much lecture, and the honors system makes for a competitive environment. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a good day. I liked that they have free clinics and the city is gorgeous, but I just felt like students weren't happy there and that was a big turn-off for me. I have family in SD and was really excited going into the interview and loved the facilities, but students at other schools seemed ot be enjoying the experience a lot more and I would probably go to those places over SD." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

SAN

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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