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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?

2 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"How has your family background influenced your decision to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"How would your best friend describe you? How would an enemy describe you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you address the disparities in the health status and care of underserved populations?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you explain the actions of leaders who do wrong, i.e. the executives at Enron?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over AMCAS and secondary applications, the UC Davis SOM website, interview feedback on SDN and just kept myself informed about health/medical news and general news on CNN and in Time magazine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the students, staff and faculty. The UCDMC in Sacramento is truly amazing as is Shriner's Hospital across the street. Everything about this school and the surrounding communities is really relaxing and comforting." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"NONE" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very laid back day and easy interview to get through (standard interview questions are used)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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