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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)?

"Tell me about yourself. Why medicine? Why Davis? How would a lab partner describe your strengths and weaknesses? What concerns do you have about medical school?" Report Response

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

"Describe a good and bad learning experience, a good and bad teamwork experience. What traits does a good leader have and describe how someone in the public eye has these." Report Response

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

"How do you feel about universal health care? Tell me more about the recent Medicare bill. Give me an overview of your research. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there any group of people you hate and why? If you had a patient who could not pay for treatment, would you treat them or how would you deal with this situation? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you made a dosage mistake and the nurse caught it and fixed it before it harmed the patient, would you tell the patient you had made the mistake?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my AMCAS, Davis secondary, UCD SOM website, common interview questions list from my advisor. I also read all the questions listed on this site asked previously." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed very mellow and happy. Everyone was very nice and enthusiastic, especially about the free clinics they run. It seems there are great clinical opportunities at UCD." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of us only got 1 interview because they didn't have enough students to do the student interviews. I also did not get a tour of the Sacramento facilities, just the hospital I had my interview in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is potential for a lot of down time if you do have 2 interviews and one is later in the afternoon. Having a car makes the commute b/w Davis and Sacramento much easier." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a very mellow interview, really just a conversation to get to know you. It seems the questions are used over and over. If you read all the feedback on this site and get familiar with the questions, you should be fine. Overall, it was a very good day and confirmed that Davis is my top choice due to its community medicine emphasis." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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