Hey guys, I'm interviewing at UCSD tomorrow (I'm in way over my head here), they kinda have a reputation of having confrontational stress interviews, and I'm terrified they're gonna tear me a new corn chute. So anyway, what's a good approach to the "why should we let you in"? question? Other, more cruel permutations that have been posted on interview feedback include: "What makes you better than all the other great applicants we have?" and "We could fill our class completely with 4.0 students if we wanted to. What makes you worthy?" Personally I think this entire "genre" of questions is very mean-spirited and in very poor taste. It creates an atmosphere of fear and competitiveness that is not good for the medical field in general. Since I already have an acceptance at a lower-tier school and I don't think I have a realistic chance of getting into UCSD, I am tempted to just tell them what I think of their question if I get asked that. But of course it would likely get me nowhere. Any thoughts on how to approach this? All I can think of is nervously trying to list my (weak, unoriginal) qualifications, or telling them off (i.e. "This is what I think of your who freakin' institution!") and going in a blaze of glory. Is there a better way?