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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 you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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

"personal questions unique to my application" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"a really intense discussion on my research- one that went well beyond my knowledge of the field " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you propose we handle medical care for the burgeoning US elderly population given how expensive it is to care for them? (brought about by my interest in geriatrics)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this was numero 7 interview so at this point there is no need" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was quite surprised by how much Dr. Kelly has transformed the school to be more receptive to input from students and thus made it more student friendly. You can start taking electives from the start." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"unless you're participating in the free clinic, patient exposure seems limited, compared to other schools I've visited, during your first two years. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the interviewers were more keen on my construction labor experience than anything else. They thought it was awesome that I drove heavy equipment and water trucks." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I lucked out with my interviewers in that there was common ground between us that enabled them to move away from their interview script. It was really conversational" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

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