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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Describe how it was like growing up in your hometown? How did you get along with your family? What did you learn from growing up in your hometown?" Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What TV medical series (grey's anatomy, ER, House, Scrubs, etc.) do you enjoy watching the most and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult. I guess one that I had a little difficulty with was ''What are you willing to sacrifice for a career in medicine?''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, review application, school web site, experience with other med school interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I went to UCSD as an undergrad so I was quite familiar with the facilities. I was impressed that they have tutors employed by the SOM to help their med students with classes. By the way, go to the free clinic tour: You get to chat with students and get a free dinner up to $15 out of it. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with a short presentation by one of the deans. Then, we were sent to our interviews (each about an hour). Both of my interviewers were great. They asked me relevant challenging questions and provided good feedback. The interviews were very much like a flowing conversation. After the interviews we were provided lunch and had time to chat with many current students. Then came the student led tour, followed by a couple short presentations. That's pretty much it. Overall, everything went great. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

0-1 hour

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?

11/01/2007

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Formulate an online application and payment system to avoid snail mail delays." Report Response

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