More from this Member Why medicine too?" More from this Member | Report Response, "there really weren't any horrible questions" There is a gorgeous new library and new classrooms, and the school has a true community feel. Many of the students told me that they chose UCSD because they wanted to stay in CA and UCSD was the only school that they got into without being waitlisted. | Report Response, "All of the admissions staff was extremely friendly, as were both of my faculty interviewers." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Wow I hope that answer didn't cost me my chance at admission. More from this Member had their 2 interviews, plus an hour to look around and visit classes. My interviewers were sometimes skeptical of my answers and asked follow-up q's as if they wanted to prove me wrong. But otherwise I really liked the school" If you try too hard to prepare for these things, you will only screw them up." . And the students seemed much happier than UCSD's old reputation led me to believe they'd be. | Report Response, "read through my AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response, "See above. More from this Member I was the only one who had to go offsite, and by the time I came back I was late for lunch." The adcom and interviewers invest a lot of time and care in reviewing your application so you should be proud that you received an interview and stay confident during the process! More from this Member | Report Response, "diverse patient population, community involvement, location!" I had to run to my second interview." More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you know about UCSD?" Ladies, bring comfortable shoes! but can excellent clinical opportunities and a great atmosphere make up for the hardcore traditionalist academics? They were just trying to find out more about me." We recognize that a thriving, interdisciplinary physician-scientist training program is an integral and central component of top academic medical centers; through this combined educational experience, the … | Report Response, "I loved this school. | Report Response, "this was numero 7 interview so at this point there is no need" | Report Response, "How does Penicillin work? More from this Member | Report Response, "What is your family like? | Report Response, "7:55a arrival, no coffee or beverages available (however thanks to SDN this wasn't a surprise). More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Social network for pre-medical students featuring thousands of searchable profiles of medical school applicants. More from this Member The extensive tutoring program that they have for their students." | Report Response, "unless you're participating in the free clinic, patient exposure seems limited, compared to other schools I've visited, during your first two years. " Faculty was also very nice and down-to-earth." More from this Member | Report Response, "Nothing to worry about. There's no set list of Q's for them!" More from this Member More from this Member catalog. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member How can it be applied to society?" Many medical students are unhappy with UCSD because of its stressful environment and hard competition. " Writing for SDN. I was surprised because I had heard rumors otherwise. | Report Response, "The MMI style interviews. | Report Response, "students were awesome, free clinic was awesome, location/weather was awesome. | Report Response, "Why did you transfer universities" San Diego being the only medical school in San Diego means that students don't have to share resources with other schools and have several fantastic hospitals at their disposal. More from this Member | Report Response, "My second interview was a little more stressful. More from this Member However I still would have come and there is lots to love about this school!" | Report Response, "apps, and statements" Then i had an interview with a professor, who basically went through my file and asked me to clarify on certain things I wrote. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Why is that?" More from this Member | Report Response, "There is a large underserved Hispanic population in this area. | Report Response, "What makes you think you can handle medicine?" | Report Response, "Students are friendly and happy, lots of great clinical opportunities in the SD community, especially the free clinic" He asked me a few standard questions (low grades early on in college to kicking butt in classes, etc). I only knew about it because of SDN." | Report Response, "My second interviewer was a PhD, and did not get a chance o read my file, so it was a pseudo closed file interview. | Report Response, "How awesome the school is." More from this Member Offered UW secondary application, and completed. | Report Response, "Why do you want to be a doctor" / how do you deal with stress?" right now they have a traditional (8-5) model" | Report Response, "person preference--i prefer a more urban setting." More from this Member Paying for Medical School. Director’s Message; Students’ Message; History; Baltimore; Events; Admissions More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "it was very relaxed and conversational. More from this Member | Report Response, "About my research. More from this Member | Report Response, "SDN, reviewed my entire application, mock interview with a friend. | Report Response, "Something particular to some research I had done." More from this Member Being late had the additional consequence of greatly shortened the length of the interviews. | Report Response, "read over AMCAS stuff and secondary" Why? More from this Member I felt that I would be completely happy there. " More from this Member of campus for the whole interview! Dean taking an hour out of his time to speak with us." no hard questions." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member It kind of threw me off. More from this Member those of us with time between interviews were able to sit in on a class. The weather was amazing!" how will you do well on future standardized tests throughout your career as a doctor?" | Report Response, "the students-my student host was really nice, and the students who gave us the tour were very patient and answered lots of questions" do you want children. | Report Response, "The number of hours UCSD students spend in class, the fact that they didn't really show us any of the facilities and that our tour guide basically told us that nothing had been revamped since the school opened in the 70s." I felt more confident following my interview with her and my stress level decreased a great deal coming into the second interview with a faculty member. | Report Response, "What TV medical series (grey's anatomy, ER, House, Scrubs, etc.) More from this Member | Report Response, "Can't disclose --> MMI confidentiality." More from this Member Asked much more personal questions. I was very impressed by both interviewers' interest in the students." | Report Response, "There is A LOT of lecture time!" More from this Member The top feeder schools for the med school are UCSD, UCLA, UCBerkeley, and Standford." | Report Response, "Nothing really. 2) Do you have acceptances? More from this Member Make sure to apply today! | Report Response, "It rained when I got there. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Due to the stressful nature of the interviews, the UCSD interview experience ranks low. I was definitely impressed by this during interview day. The students were obviously happy and there appears to be a lot of camaraderie. And, let's not forget that San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member The cost of living in the area surrounding UCSD is really high. | Report Response, "The welcoming enthusiasm of the student body...random people stopping and making time to tell me how nice their school was." More from this Member More from this Member 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. More from this Member More from this Member How did that help you find your place in the world?" More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you think about pharmaceutical companies?" | Report Response, "SDN, review application, school web site, experience with other med school interviews" So, the mom wants to protect her child from any emotional trauma. University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 2020-21 secondary application essay questions UCSD Medical School essay #1: Autobiographical sketch. (during the interview I quoted this number from an article I read)" | Report Response, "Why UCSD" I felt like I was interviewing for a consulting job" Wednesday, July 15, 2009. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member That's when he gave that question regarding the admissions committee and what I wanted them to know. I really like the structure of UCSD interview." More from this Member | Report Response, "1st interviewer: Why medicine? I asked them specifics about their lives and their relationships with spouses. Just relax and enjoy the weather...the interviewers are pretty laid back." Nearly all the students seemed cut from the University of California cloth, and were racially and ethnically all over the map. Gave myself 1/2 hr. What do your friends think of you?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "The faculty and research at UCSD is amazing. | Report Response, "1) How did you make the decision to go into medicine? Also, there are great opportunities to get lots of clinical and leadership experience in the Free Clinic, which students operate in three locations around San Diego." But since that info doesn't help. Also, there is significant classroom time in the first two years (Some students opt not to go for some of the classes because they feel they have enough material to get by on their own or with tutoring assistance)." More from this Member More from this Member Follow up, what do you think about it? Yet they knew my file inside out, upside down, back to front. More from this Member | Report Response, "Nothing extremely innovative; the general why MD/PhD, why UCSD, tell me about your research questions." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How do you think technology has improved medicine? | Report Response, "great school, great location, ucsd will get you ready to be a solid physician" The new facilities (library and grad study rooms) were immaculate. " More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "How did you get such high MCAT scores?" The pilot is for UC San Diego students and employees only. The MSTP incorporates the MD and PhD degrees into a cohesive curriculum, with the goal of endowing a select few with the clinical and basic science skills needed to not only understand disease, but translate that understanding into new therapies. It is an amazing place full of amazing people. " More from this Member | Report Response, "Do you have any reservations about attending our school?" 1:30 Director of Student Life presentation How do you think it has changed it for the worse? More from this Member | Report Response, "Go back as early as you can and explain how you decided that you wanted to be a doctor." In fact, at UCSD most students usually skip out on lectures covering material that they are already familiar with." | Report Response, "staff all very friendly, let me switch my interview to an earlier date, students seemed enthusiastic, really take care of students--podcast all lectures, have a hired notetaker, post all presentationslides" More from this Member | Report Response, "You do not get any patient interaction unless you participate in the student run free clinic or a preceptorship." Be prepared b/c you never know what your interviewer will be like. | Report Response, "What was the most interesting question I had been asked at previous interviews." What do you think of the current health care reform?" How did you come to decide to become a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response, "I'm standing in front of the admissions council and I am presenting you as an applicant...what do i tell them to convince them to accept you as a student? The fact that housing is difficult to find. | Report Response, "It would be great to have some coffee/juice available in the morning." Tell me more about volunteer activity B. (I am a musician)" More from this Member More from this Member Review the instructions. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "nothing" I wrote this up after noticing that critical thinking, which is pretty much all you do in grad school (and sometimes do in … More from this Member | Report Response, "Why is UCSD a good fit? Do you have any questions for me?" | Report Response, "What are your strengths and weaknesses? More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member There is a lot of support for medical students, planned extracurricular activities, new biomed library, amazing faculty etc. More from this Member | Report Response, "Their amazing faculty that interview me." | Report Response, "location, location, location" More from this Member 's, it went very well." More from this Member | Report Response, "Some bagels and coffee in the morning would have been good, but otherwise no complaints." Overall, everything went great. " | Report Response, "I wish I had known that the tour of the student-run Free Clinic would be given the night before the interview. More from this Member He told me alot about the work he did, and about a group he runs on campus. More from this Member | Report Response, "everyone was really nice and excited to have me there as an interviewee" | Report Response, "UCSD is a great school with amazing research and primary care programs. that's not a good sign for both the interviewer and for yourself (why go into a career if you don't even know why?). Beautiful weather. There is an amazing variety of elective courses offered. This school is full of opportunities, the curriculum is solid, and the location can't be beat. | Report Response, "none" More from this Member | Report Response, "what do you want to do in medicine" | Report Response, "The day was very structured. On interview day, they just want to know who you are as a person so you really don't have to prepare. | Report Response, "the day was great, we did get a box lunch, but the weather was gorgeous and it was easy to get along with everyone on the campus, including my interviewers" | Report Response, "They are still on an 8-hour per day lecture schedule. The other focused on my goals, now and in the future, upcoming opportunities, and focused more on my personality. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member I wish they would change that. However, a lot of changes have been made since then and first year students seem to be very happy. More from this Member More from this Member What makes people in medicine jaded? | Report Response, "I lucked out with my interviewers in that there was common ground between us that enabled them to move away from their interview script. | Report Response, "Would you like to stay here in San Diego?" Reviewed over current medical ethics issues from the University of Washington's SOM Medical Ethics website. | Report Response, "What would you change about our society if you could only change one thing?" More from this Member | Report Response, "read SDN, read my file" More from this Member | Report Response, "Everyone said that their interviews were really informal and conversational, but one of my interviews was highly structured. Me and my first interviewer spent a great deal of time talking about my cultural background and views on the current state of medicine. I'm heading back this evening for a tour of the free clinic and a free dinner. More from this Member Personal strengths and weaknesses? geez, if only I knew, they improve in practice tests and never on the real thing..." Oh yeah, La Jolla is a beautiful | Report Response, "read over app, SDN" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Very interesting curriculum Ã¢â‚¬â€œ anatomy in the second year. | Report Response, "What are the 3 most important traits to be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Like some other feedback had said, make sure you sign up for the student run free clinic tour (which is the day before) the interview. | Report Response, "The only thing that I did not like was that the curriculum is still very lecture based but I knew that ahead of time." 9:30 1st Interview More from this Member | Report Response, "location is amazing, campus had a nice feel to it, faculty and students were so nice" All rights reserved. The interviewer asked me how would I tell the mom. " Some were a little too pointed. He got two phone calls in the middle of the interview which kind of disrupted things. | Report Response, "The ability to visit a first-year lecture and a small group discussion. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Admissions office is extremely organized and responsive, more than any other school I've hd experien" | Report Response, "You would have to have a car if you go there and the traffic doesn't seem inviting, not as bad as LA, but still bad." More from this Member 17 ... Interview Feedback: University of California - San Diego . Do you think it will influence survivors to not report their sexual assaults?" 2+ Year Member. Um..." | Report Response, "Driving in and around the campus is not simple. " Not stressful at all. | Report Response, "Questions were very general. Research opportunities are excellent." | Report Response, "Clarification on my "path" to where I am today. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Applications are open until Jan. 31. program include cancer research (Tumor Biology Training Program) and neuroscience (Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience). I wish we could have seen a lecture. | Report Response, "What do you think about euthanasia?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Discussion about recent election and various California propositions. " More from this Member 7/23/18: Complete UC Irvine. More from this Member | Report Response, "Read interview feedback, looked over my secondary application" More from this Member More from this Member Then came the student led tour, followed by a couple short presentations. More from this Member Pre-Medical; May 15, 2020 … Interviews are for 1 hour each at 10 and 11, except if the interview's off-campus in which case the interviewee has to leave a bit earlier to make both interviews. More from this Member Both my interviewers made me feel extremely comfortable. " More from this Member What research did you do? Also the interview group was very small, which was nice for a change." What motivates people--what motivates you--to try to do it anyway?" | Report Response, "Name two values you want to work towards with your life, and explain how medicine will enable you to do." | Report Response, "What is consciousness?" More from this Member More from this Member share. More from this Member | Report Response, "why should we admit you?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "No interesting questions" There were no ethical or healthcare questions. | Report Response, "The usual, mock interview, SDN, reading about UCSD on the website." More from this Member | Report Response, "no online video lectures, but that's really not a big issue." 2nd interview: It was stressful, but I got a lot out of the interviews. | Report Response, "What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?" Quite nice although I think I started off on the wrong foot. More from this Member More from this Member UCSD is where I want to attend Med School so I put much effort into the preparation. More from this Member Also compiled a list of questions that are posted here on SDN." Between the two I felt that they really had a good idea of whom I am, not just the premed applicant" More from this Member | Report Response, "Can't remember anything particular, but I think he really drilled me to elaborate extensively on various points I said" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member UCSD does not do stress interviews...they just want to ascertain what type of person you are." More from this Member | Report Response, "Second Interviewer: A discussion about what I wrote in my personal statement and autobiography. More from this Member | Report Response, "Explain your research to me?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Re-read primary/secondary, looked at interview feedback to get a sense of questions asked :p" | Report Response, "Read the feedback on this site. you have to own a car to do ANYTHING outside of the campus. " Both of my interviewers offered me drinks before we even got started, and then we had a good conversation the rest of the time. My interviewers were equally laid back, though I didn't really click with one of them and she seemed in a great hurry to get back to her " More from this Member What do you do when you're stressed out?" 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