More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "If you had the power to make changes to reduce the number of uninsured in the US what changed would you make? More from this Member | Report Response, "read my apps, looked up school info on website" | Report Response, "The introduction to school was informative and low stress. Some healthcare problem questions..." More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Would you like to stay here in San Diego?" More from this Member More from this Member 5) what do you look for in a medical school?" | Report Response, "asked about my work with Asian American activism, how to address minority issues" Concise, structured, but by no means any less thorough. | Report Response, "Second medical ethic scenario (vague detail): 4 4. Not everyone in my group had this experience though." More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Why are you no longer interested in research" | Report Response, "Despite having my entire detailed file in front of me, the doc requested a full history of my life, family, school, goals, etc. More from this Member When I finally reached the location, my interviewer grilled me more than I was used to. My best advice, though, is that sleeping EARLY is the most important thing to do." Between the two of them I think they got a multifaceted view of me as a potential student. More from this Member document.write("Copyright ©", today.getFullYear()); More from this Member More from this Member The area is amazing, pricey though. | Report Response, "The staff presentation about the school, the interviewers were very friendly. | Report Response, "You have zero clinical experience, how do you know that you want to be a doctor? | Report Response, "SDN interview feedback, school website, read over AMCAS + secondary" More from this Member The buildings are a kooky mix of bungalows and high-tech stainless steel, and indeed the program also feels a little kooky: stem cell research, fellowships for future physicians wishing to learn more about the deaf, cancer, robotic surgery, primary care, trauma--a crazy mix (but that could be a good thing). The UCSD admissions office is the best of all the schools I have interviewed at. I wished we could have spoken to 2nd years and 4th years -tour guides were only 1st years." | Report Response, "The day started with a short presentation by one of the deans. Also, you can't beat the year-round paradise weather of La Jolla. The other students I iviewed with were extremely friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response, "lots of reading about issues, the school, healthcare, politics, etc" The Dean of Admissions is *SO* cool- I really liked her and wished I could have spoken to her more. Burnham, Scripps, Salk), getting back and forth between them in a timely manner was difficult/impossible. More from this Member | Report Response, "None. | Report Response, "MMI - signed NDA" More from this Member | Report Response, "Read the feedback on this site. | Report Response, "describe activities you're involved in." More from this Member Your day begins with a brief introduction to the school by the director of admissions. More from this Member Preparing for Medical School. (Interesting just because I didn't expect this question.)" More from this Member Wednesday, July 15, 2009. More from this Member What motivates people--what motivates you--to try to do it anyway?" | Report Response, "No hard questions. More from this Member | Report Response, "What was your most meaningful experience during college?" More from this Member | Report Response, "Tell me more about your volunteer experiences" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "All of the aforementioned." | Report Response, "what do you do for fun" More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member More from this Member they were all pretty boring and anti-social. 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. | Report Response, "The overall depressing attitude of UCSD. It felt a little like they were using a "you'd-be-foolish-not-to-come-here" angle in recruiting applicants on interview day, which kind of rubbed me the wrong way. More from this Member | Report Response, "'Life or death' decision in the hospital." About the ads. More from this Member On interview day, I had one interview with a Ph.D. faculty member, and another with a practicing physician. More from this Member Started at 7:55 am to be precise, Graduates of the MSTP from the University of Illinois College of Medicine routinely gain admission to highly competitive residency programs at premier academic institutions across the country. More from this Member There seems to be a lot of opportunities for nature lovers and outdoor sports!" I wrote this up after noticing that critical thinking, which is pretty much all you do in grad school (and sometimes do in … Taking the MCAT® Exam. I like that there was a mix of lecture (which dominates) and case-based learning/group time. More from this Member (I thought this was dumb because it was open-file.)" those of us with time between interviews were able to sit in on a class. More from this Member | Report Response, "What was the most interesting question I had been asked at previous interviews." Major/graduate degrees: Psych BS. | Report Response, "The interview was well done, the lunch was good but one of the student guides was annoying. " Getting Organized. People on the street ask how you are and care what your answer is. More from this Member | Report Response, "See above. " More from this Member What negative experiences have you had in your clinical work? (brought about by my interest in geriatrics)" How will information obtained from genetic testing be controlled?" Cafeteria what??? | Report Response, "Walked right in with no rehearsal, my 8th interview..." I hope they get on the end-at-noon bandwagon soon." He seemed to be convincing me to come to UCSD. | Report Response, "If you could listen in on your friends gossiping about you, what would you hear them say?" It's sometimes possible to find housing there by hooking up with current residents looking for roomates. | Report Response, "Read up about the school, re-read my AMCAS and secondary apps" By this time, I already had 3 interviews so things were second nature to me. More from this Member | Report Response, "1st interviewer: Why medicine? I also liked how we were taken to the tutorial center to meet one of the tutors. More from this Member More from this Member Also they have a great academic support system; a notetaker and professional tutor: FREE" | Report Response, "First interviewer just asked me about random activities from my application, nothing too specific. | Report Response, "First interview was easy, the second one was grilling. | Report Response, "That there was absolutely nothing to worry about...It seems the Admissions Office actually has an interview policy that dictates that interviewers can only ask "get to know you" questions." you'll need a car." | Report Response, "How do I plan to finance my medical school education?" | Report Response, "[I loved both my interviewers and thought we had really interesting and engaging conversations. | Report Response, "My first interviewer was an M.D. As a result, I (along with most other applicants) was late to many of my interviews (and not just by a couple of minutes!). | Report Response, "Nothing" | Report Response, "Why do you want to become a doctor? I read the dean's forward on the online catalog. Welcome to the Stanford MSTP MD-PhD program where you will find a rich environment and unparalleled opportunities for developing a career dedicated to biomedical research. By the way, go to the free clinic tour: You get to chat with students and get a free dinner up to $15 out of it. " More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "very relaxed and conversational. More from this Member | Report Response, "What led you to medicine?" Um..." Don't be surprised by that. " More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Pretty standard, (Why MSTP, where do you see yourself in 15 years, tell me about your research) although I got no cheesy interview questions (what makes you special) or ethical questions or healthcare economics questions." | Report Response, "Tell me about a non-science class that you took that interested you. " More from this Member What do your parents think about your becoming a physician?" | Report Response, "Discouragement by students in regards to the program- no early clinical built into the first two years of the program, staggered midterm schedules so there are midterms nearly every week (and resulting high stress level), faculty reluctance to experiement with the program to a more efficient organ-based approach (as many schools are now employing), and finally the mandated independent research project for all MD students in order to complete the program. More from this Member | Report Response, "nothing really to bad" | Report Response, "don't like the senior project- most students view it as a formality so it seems like a waste of time. Also, the staff were very friendly and they didn't oversell the school to us. | Report Response, "Schedule: More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "why med? More from this Member But hey, it's all good :)" | Report Response, "What are the three things that you like about medicine?" More from this Member More from this Member | Report Response, "Nothing really. | Report Response, "Second Interviewer: A discussion about what I wrote in my personal statement and autobiography. | Report Response, "What is something you do not like about our society?" I felt as though the interviewers weren't trying to grill me, but rather understand me better. | Report Response, "Tell me about your background." Research is big, with a very high NIH grant per faculty member statistic. More from this Member | Report Response, "standard questions--nothing unexpected." Both were really nice and genuinely interested in knowing me. You are the doctor and have to decide what to do. | Report Response, "Do you have a realistic view of what it takes to balance a career in medicine and research?" | Report Response, "The architecture is not the prettiest that I've seen." The campuse is beautiful and close to the beach." More from this Member How did you come to decide to become a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response, "The new medical education building is very nice but apparently first year med students take classes in the pharmacy building. -Asked by a student interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response, "One minor thing. | Report Response, "1) even though I've read your app, I like to ask people to tell me the story of their lives. More from this Member | Report Response, "What has been your greatest realization from shadowing physicians?" | Report Response, "Where do you see yourself 15 years from now?" One of them was really interested in helping me discover my future career path and gave me a lot of advice. 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. | Report Response, "What's up with your verbal score?" More from this Member | Report Response, "What makes a good doctor? | Report Response, "My interviewer said: I had to run to my second interview." | Report Response, "50% of their interviewees are offered acceptance. AAMC Situational Judgment Test Pilot. | Report Response, "First interview: scheduling mistake and so the interview started late. -The curriculum is still very traditional. | Report Response, "the other applicants. Also, they have three student run clinics which are very good and you can get credit for volunteering there." and asked very thoughtful questions. honestly, it was very relaxing. " I know some people did not like the tree-house admissions office and the medical education building in the pharm. 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