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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 was the most interesting question?

"all the questions were basic, standard, uninteresting - but i still loved the interview!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none were difficult" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read application, sdn, talked to friends at the school, looked up current issues in Davis/Sacto community health" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everyone was so absolutely happy. there was no bullshit about how high the school is ranked, great research blah blah blah - maybe because these standards don't really apply to the school. you will get a great, solid education and training, and it will be as low-stress, non-competative and happ as medical school can be. believe it. you might not be in an interesting and stimulating environment as far as cities go, but does it really matter?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the dude who presented the school to us at the beginning of the day. man, was he bad p.r. the guy needs to take some lessons or something on motivational speaking. i tried not to listen to him, since he made me feel like uc davis had nothing to offer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"new campus being built - woohoo, med school will be in sacto, not davis. no cow town for me pleeese." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"relaxed, simple, straightforward, no bullshit. seriously, the school is great. the education is superb. there are so many oppourtunities there. but somehow, my overall feeling was of mediocracy, even though i know that objectively, the school is fab. i think that their low-key approach kind of works against them - i don't remember any of the interview questions since they were all so non-challenging, and not thought provoking. this was very nice. my interview day was nice. everything about uc davis was nice. i left the school craving an edge. hauled butt back to san francisco for some city grit and grime. too many nice people make me feel jaded." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/01/2007

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