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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"I got the question about the 80 yr old and 18 yr old in the ICU with one bed. Who would you give it to?" Report Response

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

"They did't really ask me too many specific questions. I just sat down, he said to tell me about myself...then he started spinning questions from off of that." Report Response

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

"look above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"this is from my family. i have a family disease that runs in my family. i wanted my blood drawn to be tested for the gene that increases susceptibility to the disease, but isn't proven to cause the disease. he asked me if i, as a physician, would approve the test for my patients...we went over the ramifications of that. it was really chill...everything was perfect except for the fact that i really needed to take a crap and the interview ran over into an hour and a half." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"my interviewer told me about a homeless woman with two children who went on to graduate from UCSF med and opened her own clinic to help underpriviled patients. Then he asked me how far I would go to live out my dream of working for minority communities." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, PS, AAMCAS app, my secondary essays, MSAR, princeton review book." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"davis is a nice quiet, clean town. Hospitals are amazing...tertiary center fro like 36 counties, so you see a lot of crap. The students are really chill and happy. Cost of living is reasonable. Nice weather. Can't complain." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had a lot of down time...I was literally there from 10:30-6pm. ridiculous. In addition, I had to drive around for my interviews." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"there was a lot of down time..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"really nice place. i think i could be happy at davis. they are all about personal attention. there was only three of us interviewing on my interview day...compared to the 20-30 i've had at other schools, you know they put a lot of time and energy into really poring over the secondaries so they don't waste your time going into the interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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