| Report Response, "Nothing. | Report Response, "You have zero clinical experience, how do you know that you want to be a doctor? | Report Response, "I know everybody says this, but San Diego is absolutely gorgeous and the weather is very pleasant indeed (although it did get cloudy while I was there). | Report Response, "The facilities of the hospital and school were not equivilant to other schools I have seen, the interviewers were rude and arrogant, students seemed forced to interact with interviewees." | Report Response, "Nothing really. More from this Member | 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 More from this Member More from this Member Great campus/location (SoCal rocks), really cool students, friendly and informal interviews, decent food :)" More from this Member | Report Response, "What do you do for fun? doing clinical practice 40 years from now? What did you learn from growing up in your hometown?" | Report Response, "very laid-back and stress free. More from this Member 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. Honestly, it DOES NOT matter. | Report Response, "Pretty standard questions. " More from this Member What motivates people--what motivates you--to try to do it anyway?" | Report Response, "The campus is so beautiful, breath taking (I already miss it)... excellent matching results for residents... great presentation by staff." More from this Member What research did you do? | Report Response, "the students are happy and interesting to talk to, the admissions office is well-organized, the campus is beautiful, the facilities are amazing, the curriculum is awesome." Paying for Medical School. More from this Member | Report Response, "Read interview feedback, looked over my secondary application" | Report Response, "Doctors can't fix every patient so how would you deal with not being about to cure a patient and they died?" Seemed interested but formal. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Scrubs, ER, House, Grey's Anatomy, Which is your favorite?" More from this Member (even though I had quite a bit of experience, so I corrected this misconception)" Welcome to the University of Rochester Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). | Report Response, "That my interviews would be really chill. | Report Response, "overall a great experience, strong school with many opportunities for early clinical exposure and research" | Report Response, "SDN, review application, school web site, experience with other med school interviews" The Salk Institute is probably the most beautiful spot to do research in the world." Spend a LOT of time in class." So, the mom wants to protect her child from any emotional trauma. | Report Response, "interview feedback, UCSD website." | 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, "How do you propose we handle medical care for the burgeoning US elderly population given how expensive it is to care for them? More from this Member | Report Response, "The usual: I read over my UCSD secondary, AMCAS primary, and SDN feedback. More from this Member 10% honors is sucky too" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "tell me about your mcat physical sciences score?" More from this Member More from this Member In the end he told me he didn't see why I wouldn't get accepted there. Just write down your strengths and make sure you bring them up during the conversation." The environment was extremely relaxed. | Report Response, "If you have an interview, they are interested. | Report Response, "50% of applicants who receive an interview will get accepted." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Student body and the interviewers. More from this Member | Report Response, "Tell me more about the person who wrote about in your personal statement." MD Applicants MD Menu. UCSD went from the middle of my list to near the top by the time the day was over." More from this Member | Report Response, "What is your opinion of Boy Bands? Paul A. Insel and Neil Chi University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0636 La Jolla, CA 92093-0636 Tel: 800-925-8704 More from this Member | Report Response, "Contrary to previous reviews, my tour guides seemed enthusiastic about their school experience. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member 11:00 2nd Interview Skip to content. | Report Response, "Why my mcat scores have not improved (I took them three times)? ADMITTED-MD. They are conversations and meant to get to know you, I did not get any difficult ethical questions." More from this Member nothing." | Report Response, "no breakfast even though they have you report at 7:55am" More from this Member | Report Response, "spent a lot of time with the other interviewees, overall the day was well-planned and the office staff very helpful" | Report Response, "How awesome the school is." I have been there as a student before, but the interaction with the faculty impressed me greatly." The mother believes that any chemotherapy treatment will cause her son/daughter to lose their hair and he/she would be made fun of in school, etc. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member I was surprised because I had heard rumors otherwise. More from this Member Informal, relaxed, conversational" This is a good thing because it shows the effort and care that the admissions committee invests in the students that they decide to interview. - Intensity of pre-clinical training =) " hi, i'm considering applying for md/phd programs but i hesitate due to my mcat (514) which seems to be below average for accepted … I didn't feel like I learned much about the school's facilities or about student life." The Perelman School of Medicine and the Penn Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) seek students from diverse backgrounds, including diversity of work and life experiences, interests, culture, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. | Report Response, "Great school that clearly cares a lot about its students and is working to jump into the upper echelon of schools (not that it's currently not awesome, but the change to the new curriculum seems to be inspired by the curricula that other top ranked schools have adopted and the view that they're losing some students to those schools because UCSD is viewed as having a traditional, lecture-heavy curriculum)" save. | Report Response, "I re-read my application and read about some of the faculty research at UCSD." | Report Response, "Why UCSD? An informal blog by a member of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University School of Medicine. | Report Response, "Interviews might be off campus" Oh yeah, La Jolla is a beautiful | Report Response, "What has been a difficult time in your life? What will they say about you?" In any case, my experience at UCSD was quite good, and I think it's a really good school. STUDENT RUN FREE CLINIC was simply THE BEST!" The most impressive part of my visit was a tour of one of the student-run free clinics (sign up for that if you can). | Report Response, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" " More from this Member | Report Response, "Pretty standard questions, nothing that really stands out" (both references to specific things I had written about in my personal statement)" | Report Response, "The students who met with us for lunch and gave us a tour seemed a little immature, a little too "laid back."" | Report Response, "really old facilities" (creative weakness question)" | Report Response, "I cant remember. However, our student guides and my interviewer made a good point about the this type of lecture-based learning... with lectures it's up to you if you attend, in the case of case-based learning you're pretty much required to attend them all. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "most clinical facilities are 20 mins+ away." More from this Member He just kept flipping through my application saying stuff like "Wow you are a very impressive applicant" and "Would you really even come to UCSD?". Tell me about your clinical experience. What about if you apply again are still not accepted?" Also the interview group was very small, which was nice for a change." Then, all of a sudden he looked at the clock and told me I had to go to my next interview because we ran out of time. | Report Response, "What led you to medicine?" | Report Response, "An incredibly easy-going experience. strengths/weaknesses? really stressful experience. (I believe you're in class for approximately 5-8 hrs a day.) More from this Member | Report Response, "UCSD SOM website, SDN Interview feed back, AMCAS and Secondary (both interviewers thoroughly read them before hand and knew a lot about me), NY Times news, spoke to students and doctors" | Report Response, "Anything to add that is not reflected by your AMCAS/2ndary?" We talked about the curriculum of the school and the high caliber of the doctors the school seems to produce. More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Students seemed nice and friendly, and they really alleviated some concerns I had about the rigorous curriculum and stress level. It was amazing to see all the dedicated students (medical, dental, and pharmacy school), physicians and other volunteers working hand in hand to bring free healthcare to a very needy community. how important is the mcat for md/phd? The interviews were by far the most relaxing I've had so far. More from this Member | Report Response, "First interviewer just asked me about random activities from my application, nothing too specific. Who holds the patent for ----(a particular drug I was working with)? " More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Plus, you get a free dinner! " | Report Response, "What are my needs as a medical student and how do I feel medical school will fill those needs?" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Read over AMCAS & Secondary Apps, School Website (not very helpful)" we first received an introduction to the school by the admissions director, then went out for our interviews. | Report Response, "Read this site, Looked over my secondary." Also, they have three student run clinics which are very good and you can get credit for volunteering there." | Report Response, "Fantastic school and definitely one of my top choices" (there's an honor code in most medical schools strictly against cheating, so think carefully on this one)." Between the two of them I think they got a multifaceted view of me as a potential student. | Report Response, "Great experience." | Report Response, "SDN and researching the school" | Report Response, "Tell me about your high school and the best teacher you had." | Report Response, "Asked in detail about my family and financial situation (I have a rather unique background). " More from this Member Why was it helpful to anyone that you did what you did?" More from this Member More from this Member La Jolla is beautiful. | Report Response, "nothing really to bad" So basically you get 1 hr of break(could be before, during, or after the two interviews). He wishes he was somewhere else, but said he'll be thankfull when he gets to third year." Its a major research school, so see if you fit. " | Report Response, "UCSD is amazing!!!!!! My best advice, though, is that sleeping EARLY is the most important thing to do." The Free Clinic tour and dinner program is only offered certain days, so make sure you sign up and review the dates well in advance." More from this Member Afterwards we had a presentation by student life and watched a video about the student run free clinic." Beautiful weather. | Report Response, "Nothing really. The pilot is for UC San Diego students and employees only. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member Remember that UCSD requires an Independent Study Project (ISP) from students which requires writting a thesis before graduating. " More from this Member | Report Response, "First interview was easy, the second one was grilling. | Report Response, "I went to UCSD as an undergrad so I was quite familiar with the facilities. It's sometimes possible to find housing there by hooking up with current residents looking for roomates. The top feeder schools for the med school are UCSD, UCLA, UCBerkeley, and Standford." | Report Response, "If you were the czar of American medicine, what kind of system would you put in place?" More from this Member They made much effort to click with me during the interview, making for a very conversational experience. Dean taking an hour out of his time to speak with us." Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Be prepared b/c you never know what your interviewer will be like. Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, the
| Report Response, "The facilities, the people, and area." | Report Response, "All the crap you hear about UCSD is false. More from this Member More from this Member Medical Career Fairs. | Report Response, "Great place. More from this Member | Report Response, "reread my file; read about some topics in medicine that I am involved with" New curriculum and free clinic were also huge pluses." | Report Response, "I had an interview with a 4th year med student, and we chatted as though we were old friends. | Report Response, "Not much. More from this Member What about medical school do you think you will take to easiest? " | Report Response, "a med student bragging about not going to lecture-- is that supposed to sell the school?" It totally helps get an idea of the types of people that attracted and accepted to UCSD. and a Ph.D.) felt unscripted, informal, but were quite serious and intense. More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member I also interviewed with Dr. Carolyn Kelly (asst. | Report Response, "Facilities....pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response, "Given your experience working as a rape crisis counselor on a hotline, tell me what you think about the current situation involving Kobe Bryant? More from this Member | Report Response, "Med school facilities are kind of drab." What do you envision doing with a career in medicine? More from this Member | Report Response, "reread 2ndary (KEY for this school's interviews), sdn" She specifically stated that she does not want a blood transfusion if anything should happen to her because of her beliefs. | Report Response, "MMI - signed NDA" Campus is beautiful and students seemed really happy despite having exams looming. More from this Member | Report Response, "A good, low stress experience overall. 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