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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?

7 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)?

"What are the 3 most important traits to be a good doctor?" Report Response

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

"Talk about your research..." Report Response

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

"Asked in detail about my family and financial situation (I have a rather unique background). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked how I'll pay for medical school education." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult really. Did not ask any hypothetical questions..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my primary/secondary application, talked to the student host (which helped a LOT), tried to relax." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student body and the interviewers. They were more friendly than any other school. Interviewer even bought me coffee and suggested places to visit on Campus. Students were very approachable and happy despite the fact that they had a difficult exam the next day." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of night life... I am passed that stage but I know many who view this as very important." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lack of public transportation. Very difficult to get around without a car. I had to rent a car to get to the school from the airport and to get to the interview site." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"San Diego is so beautiful. I know some people did not like the tree-house admissions office and the medical education building in the pharm. school, but such things did not matter to me. The campus and vast resources coming from having undergrad campus right next to it really make up for it." 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?

4-6 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 Diego Airport

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2007

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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be great to have some coffee/juice available in the morning." Report Response

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