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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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you know about UC-Davis (i.e. what do you know about the student-run community clinics)? What kind of research is UC-Davis known for?" Report Response

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

"What kind of extracurricular activities were you involved in as a college student where you interacted with others? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As a medical student in a clerkship, if your physician supervisor accidently prescribes the wrong medication to a patient (which causes no harm to the patient), do you feel the patient should be informed? If your supervisor was unwilling to tell the patient, what would you do? If he asked you to communicate the error to the patient, what would you say (my interviewer made me roll play the situation by him being the patient and myself being the medical student)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name 5 qualities that are necessary for a leader and describe an experience where you were a leader and displayed some of these qualities. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed primary, reviewed secondary, mocked with family, and practiced in front of a mirror " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UC-Davis Medical Center campus in Sacramento is very beautiful with a lot of open space and new construction going on. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The current medical school on the Davis campus is kind of run down. Fortunately, they are building a new one in Sacramento which will be ready in a couple of years. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer went over a list of questions he was given to ask me. After that, we talked about his research for a little bit. So, its a good idea to learn about your interviewer (via the Internet, etc.) before your interview. Besides this, I was not asked a single question about anything on my application. " Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

04/12/2004

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