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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

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)?

"The first interviewer was very laid back and seemed to like a lot of things about read in my file. He asked me a few standard questions (low grades early on in college to kicking butt in classes, etc). Afterwards he did A LOT of talking about the school from his perspective and all the great things about it. It really impressed me. I interjected into the conversation but he did most of the talking which I'm not sure is a good or bad thing, but again he seemed to really like me." Report Response

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

"My second interview was a little more stressful. it took place away from campus, which is nerve wrecking because you rely on campus shuttle buses to take you to your next location which are not always on time. When I finally reached the location, my interviewer grilled me more than I was used to. She asked me a few standard and simple questions. She pressured me to explain the daily life a physician and when I did her tone and facial expression made it seem like "You see, life as a physician is hard, why are you doing this." I wish I would've asked her if she liked what she was doing. She was not very encouraging. She spoke like my activities and job was nothing special and not enough." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing really to bad" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my apps" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the school's atmosphere, board scores, research opportunities, pass/fail system" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the 8-5 class schedule first year" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That shuttle buses to interviewers would be late" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with a introduction by Dean Kelly followed by the 2 interviews. Interviews often take place off campus so beware. Afterwards, there was a lunch with medical students and a tour(I missed lunch b/c my shuttle bus coming back was late). Afterwards we had a presentation by student life and watched a video about the student run free clinic." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

< $100

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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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