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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?

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)?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think technology has improved medicine? How do you think it has changed it for the worse? Also, I got some ethical scenarios where I had to decide how to handle patients." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The above questions were somewhat hard, but nothing was that bad." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked through SDN interview feedback and prepared bullet points for common questions, mock interview, relaxing!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seemed nice and friendly, and they really alleviated some concerns I had about the rigorous curriculum and stress level. Things aren't bad as I had heard. The campus was pretty, and so was the surrounding area." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This really seemed like a great place. I like that there was a mix of lecture (which dominates) and case-based learning/group time. The students said that you don't even have to go to lecture; the syllabus and notes are very thorough, and there are even podcasts. My interviews were both pretty stress-free, and I felt great about them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SAN

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

01/20/2008

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?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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