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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?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What is consciousness?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What is consciousness?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"- Went over AMCAS app - Looked at school website - Reviewed types of health care delivery - Memorized a couple of interesting research projects going on at UCSD - Prepared a couple of questions to ask interviewers " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"- Friendlyness of staff and students - Effort to minimize red tape - Intensity of pre-clinical training - Student staffed Free Clinic " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"- Anatomy in year two instead of one (don't know why this bothers me) " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"- Wished I had thought up more questions. Everbody gives you a chance to have things answered (Dean of Admissions, students, interviewers, staff). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nothing to worry about. A totally laid back day with most questions revolving around clarifying points in your file. Remember that UCSD requires an Independent Study Project (ISP) from students which requires writting a thesis before graduating. " Report Response

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