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  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Sacramento
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

10 or so

What was the style of the interview?

No Response

What type of interview was it?

No Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"It was an MMI interview." Report Response

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

"Under obligation not to discuss." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Under obligation not to discuss." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Under obligation not to discuss." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Under obligation not to discuss." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read thoroughly about health policy, medical ethics, and the school in particular. Reviewed my" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The MMI was pretty good." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That I didn't get in :(. One of the MMI questions/instructions wasn't clear, and I may have been dinged (as I didn't know it was not clear until 1/2 way through my answer). But there were 9 other stations, so that shouldn't have mattered. Nevertheless, I didn't get it. The 'Meet the Dean' section of the interview was a surprise. It was unclear what this was going to be about. I was under the impression that the Dean would show up to the large group of interviewees and say "hi". Instead, it was more of an interview with a small group. I was the first to answer the question "Tell me about yourself". I spent 30 sec - 1 minute, as it was unclear how long or what we were supposed to answer. All others spent 5-10 minutes. I felt I was short-changed as I was first to answer, and I did not know what the purpose of the question was. I thought it was just an introductory question. I had no idea we were to spend 45 minutes with him. I thought it was going to be a 5 minute discussion in total. It would have been nice to know how to prepare for this." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Parking/directions. Better coordination on clinic "tour". I signed up for it and then was treated as I was asking too much to be there. It was unclear why an offer was extended, but the people at the clinic didn't know about the offer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved the school and the interview. I felt that I was a good match to the school and geographic area (I will be a rural family practice physician). I felt that I did very well on the interview. Therefore, it came as a shock that I didn't get in." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Sacramento

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

Feb 13

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The finanical aid office was very rude. I asked a question in an email - I got a single response back which was "Yes." With no other explanations. I understand they must get the question over and over again - but it is their job, and they should get polite people to work in their office, if they want their school to be represented well. We only got information about the interview < 1 week prior to the interview, but several things (visits to clinics, stay with medical students) required 1 week prior notice. Further, the visits to clinic option was poorly organized. The parking/directions map was missing from the slide show (empty placeholder), which was sent to interviewees (and an email request for the map/directions was not returned). They required using a cumbersome message web portal for communication. The web portal didn't work on mobile devices. Why not just use email? This is what email was invented for." Report Response

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