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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"First Interviewer: Tell me more about yourself. Tell me about your research. How do you feel about researching later on? Tell me about your clinical experience. Can you tell me more about your volunteer activities? What are you doing this year? How did you decide to pursue medicine? What do you envision doing with a career in medicine? Do you have questions for me?" Report Response

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

"Second Interviewer: A discussion about what I wrote in my personal statement and autobiography. Have you been to UCSD before? What are you looking for in a medical school? What was the defining moment that made you want to go into medicine? What specialties are you interested in? Tell me more about your volunteering experiences. A good conversation about preventive care, public health, and technology in medicine. Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"With so many interests and things that you want to do, how will you be able to accomplish them all?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over primary and secondary application, MSAR, SDN, Researched the school's website, and Spent lots of time talking to current students!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were amazing. I had such a great time interacting with all of them. All of them seemed very relaxed and happy even though they had a final that day. The location could not be any better than La Jolla. The fact that the interviewers had read over my whole file very thoroughly. The extensive tutoring program that they have for their students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The main teaching hospital is located in Hillcrest, not La Jolla. The tour only included lecture halls, tutoring offices, student lounge, and medical library. Outside of student life, La Jolla does not seem to have much going on." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much I would like this school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a very good interviewing experience. Both of my interviewers offered me drinks before we even got started, and then we had a good conversation the rest of the time. No stress at all! The students were intelligent, kind, and very cool to hang out with! The other interviewees definitely felt like people that I would want to go to school with. I would suggest going on the tour of the Free Clinic and having dinner with your tour guides. I couldn't have asked for a better day, and UCSD is now definitely one of my top choices." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing!" Report Response

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