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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about charging obese people higher health insurance premiums?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could implement a national health care program, what would it be?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, talked to students, looked over my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The free clinic tour and the effort by the staff to make the interview process run smoothly. I truly got a feel for what the student atmosphere is like. I could see myself fitting in with the students I met there. The campuse is beautiful and close to the beach." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school seemed to be trying a little too hard to dispell "rumors" that were going around about SD." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Although one of my interviews was "closed file," my interviewer had read about my activities/interests but not my grades or scores." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interview was relaxed and my interviewer talked more than I did. He seemed to be convincing me to come to UCSD. My second interviewer was different and it was hard to tell what she thought of me. She did ask me to explain a slight discrepancy in the dates I listed for employment (I never noticed it and was surprised that anyone did!)." Report Response

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