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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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 is something that your friend would like to change about you? (creative weakness question)" Report Response

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

"What challenges do you see in your future in medicine (as a med student and physician) and how do you plan to manage them?" Report Response

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

"Questions about my family: Where did your parents/siblings go to school? What do your parents/siblings do now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What challenges do you see in your future in medicine (as a med student and physician) and how do you plan to manage them?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your extracurricular activities seem to be largely unrelated to the medical field. Why is that?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, SDN questions, and talked to current UCSD med students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers have read your file in depth (you might see your file on their desk with excessive annotations and underlining!) This is a good thing because it shows the effort and care that the admissions committee invests in the students that they decide to interview. The admissions office personnel are also extremely nice, helpful and they meet weekly to discuss the interviewees so they will probably give you a decision 1 week after your interview date." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Absolutely nothing. I love UCSD! But since that info doesn't help. Maybe the fact that you might have to take the school bus to a off-campus location for one of your interviews (such as the Hillcrest Hospital)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"One of your interviews might be at a hospital location that is not on campus. So you will need to take the bus there. Don't worry, they will help you along the way and keep track of time so you don't miss the bus or your interview. Also, the adcom meets a week after your interview date! So you will likely get a decision as early as 1 week after your interview date." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you have an interview, they are interested. The adcom and interviewers invest a lot of time and care in reviewing your application so you should be proud that you received an interview and stay confident during the process! Good luck!" 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2011

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

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?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. The UCSD admissions office is the best of all the schools I have interviewed at. They are very friendly, helpful and quick to respond." Report Response

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