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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your folks." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does your fiance want to do when she graduates?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In a system designed to provide more access to medicine, how would orthopedics be covered if at all." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read a medical ethics book, read over Apps, e-mailed a friend who currently attends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How everyone had the same exact reason for choosing Davis and sentiment that they have been so happy since." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Will be transitioning both the curriculum and school next year to semesters and a new campus in Sacramento, respectively, so there is still a lot of things up in the air." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a lot more traffic than expected and road signs are not clearly marked along I-80." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great overall experience that started out horribly. I live roughly an hour and a half north of Sacramento and drive there frequently so I figured I would save some money and drive down that morning. BAD IDEA! Traffic was horrible and I missed the turnoff for the Capital City Highway so after a few stops for re-directions I arrived to the UCD Med Center 20 minutes late. On top of my lack of punctuality, I had forgot to throw my tie in with my suite and would have bought another one but already being late I figured I would be better off being there without a tie than being more late with one. From there things got better, though I interrupted the chief of surgery during his admissions presentation, afterwards I apologized and explained and he was awesome about it. My interviewer was equally understanding at the beginning, but at the end of the interview he informed me that while he would not hold my tardiness and lack of a tie against me, "it is all about the details". Otherwise the interview went great. Got to hang out with my third year tour guide who was awesome and answered all million of my questions and then took me and another applicant on a tour of the Med Center. Then had an interview with the Chief of Surgery which was great though I don't think it factored into the decision. Then Drove to the UCD campus and met up with my student interviewer. She was great and very friendly as well. Kind of drilled me on "the problem with medicine today" and how it related to orthopedics, my interest, but was awesome otherwise. We had barbeque ribs for lunch, which was happening becuase the first years were cracking ribs in their anatomy labs that day, and my interviewer introduced me to numerous other students who all seemed very laid back and truly happy to be students at UCD. A few of the other applicants and I were then allowed to go watch the anatomy labs for a while. We then had a meeting with an admissions person who answered questions and pitched the University. I had a wonderful day and would be honored to be a student there" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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