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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"What do you want in life?" Report Response

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

"what would be a challenge for you in med sch?" Report Response

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

"forget the auperficial things, what really draw you into medicine? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what do you want in life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why would you go abroad( Africa, Middle East, S/Central Ameria) when there are people here in the US who need so much help? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, my application, UW bioethics site, UW interview video online, many sites on health issues and current events/stands on health issues, Mock Interviews by UC D 4th yr medical student and Stanford 1st yr medical student." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"High tech facility of the medical center in Sacramento, many student run clinic for early hands on practice of medicine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Medical student said some courses are not taught in the best way. Although it could be like this in other schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we would not have student interviews that day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a very good day and experience. My interviewer, Dr Faith Fitzgerald was awesome, we had so much to talk about. Although none of the dilemma/etnical questions I spent days reading about was asked beside the difficult question. She really asked deeper/probing question to get to the bottom of why medicine question. I was prepared so am glad. by the way, lunch is provided, very nice variety of food at the davis campus cafeteria" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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