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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Name your strengths/weaknesses. Five words to describe yourself." Report Response

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

"Elaborate on some personal experiences that made you decide to become a doctor." Report Response

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

"If you had a lab partner, what would he/she say your biggest fault was." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about Bush's policies? (I am of middle eastern decent, so it was appropriate to ask, since my family is involved)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a book/movie that you have read that describes you." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched the school thoroughly, overlooked my app, sdn, read up on health care issues, public policies, politics....went overboard :)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty is incredibly nice there. They make you feel like home. I was so happy with the way the faculty spoke with me and treated me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Davis location of the school is a bit old. They are building the facility for Sac so that should be nice, but the library and med school itself is real small." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i should have reconsidered cute but not so comfy shoes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I absolutely love Davis, and I would love to be there. The school feels really warm and pleasant. The staff makes you feel comfortable, and I was never intimidated to talk to people. I was unable to get the student interview since they had finals, but i didnt mind. We still had a chance to meet with a couple med students and ask them questions. My interviewer had to be the coolest guy in the world, and all the others seemed to be nice as well. Be careful with the traffic in Sacramento, I was actually late, which totally bites, but what can you do except plan better next time. Basically, its a small and cozy school, totally my thing. City is close by and lots of fun. If you get a chance, go to Mikuni's sushi restaurant. ITS AMAZING!!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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