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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 UCSD? Tell me more about X activity." Report Response

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

"What was the process of deciding medical schools to apply to? What was your criteria" Report Response

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

"Questions and discussion about research" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Discussion about music" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Can't remember anything particular, but I think he really drilled me to elaborate extensively on various points I said" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Went on their website, read my secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful campus, housing very close to campus, beautiful are and weather, beach is close by, the people are very relaxed and have social and academic balance" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview day wasn't as well organized as I would have liked. Down time and the presentations were short and lackluster" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interviews are the first thing after a morning presentation. You have a 1 hour presentation which is somewhat slow and boring, then either interviews immediately or an hour break followed by two interviews. They are usually 30-45 minutes, mine lasted 40 minutes for one and 70 minutes for the other. They are conversations and meant to get to know you, I did not get any difficult ethical questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I don't know how true or valid the "inferiority complex" in comparison to UCLA or UCSF are. I think UCSD is pretty dang close to UCLA and its location is much better. Right now, this is one of my top choices for in state." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

10/06/2011

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?

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?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Provide breakfast in the morning for applicants. Keep up the good work" Report Response

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