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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about x from my application...a nice question that basically just got us talking." Report Response

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

"Suppose you give a patient the wrong medicine with no ill-consequence...do you tell them about it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My MCAT scores while high, are highest in reading, can you explain why you're a good candidate for medical school, rather than say grad school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-read my apps" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! Well almost everything. Enthusiastic doctors and students, an admin that gets its function, lower cost of living, p/f grading the first two years, the mentorship, the family plan, I could go on and on but it's the same stuff everyone else writes. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I have no idea what the new medical school will look like in sacto, and while it's good that the first through 3rd year students will be in closer contact, I think the school will lose some of its flavor." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great day, and came away super impressed by our interviewers-chief of surgery, trauma surgeon, and student. They all shared a passion for medicine and a good life as balanced as possible. The students seem bright and fun and not overly competitive. My fellow interviewees basically seemed the same. I've done a number of interviews already, but this was by far the best program I've been exposed to." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Motel DE VIlle

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

6 out of 10

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