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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

How you think you did?

8 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?

4

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)?

"What other schools did you apply to? (actually list some)" Report Response

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

"What do you think about Dr.'s wearing white coats?" Report Response

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

"If you could pick an area of medicine right now, what area would you choose and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a 4 y.o. boy comes into your office with an unknown illness, doesn't speak your language and there is no translator available.. how do you communicate with this child?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about socialized medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, university website, read "Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is SUPER friendly.. they don't want to stress you out.. they want to "sell" their school to you.. which they are extremely good at!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to be interviewed by four different people at four different times throughout the day. IT was actually okay, I just didn't expect it.. plus it was my first interview, but all worked out in the end" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone is Great! Dr. Bera and the gen surgery team that is helping out this year is very accomodating and Terri is just the best. This school has a warm and homey feel to it, but also a very professional and intense setting." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/24/2004

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