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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?

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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What was your best/worst leadership experience/group experience/learning experience." Report Response

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

"Why medicine, what are your goals, tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Because I haven't read your file yet, is there anything that you would like to bring up or explain in your file that you feel you would like the admissions committee to know?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you describe your sense of humor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"the student asked a few ethical scenario questions, but they weren't too bad" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over secondary essays" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the entire mentallity of the school, laid back and flexible to your desires and goals, focusing on the individual student" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the campus is moving to Sacramento" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Breakfast is not provided, even though the orientation was at 8am in a cafe. Also, the class is really almost full. They are only going to add about 20+ more people. Yikes. But, it is the end of the season." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Davis was great! We saw a lot of the campus in Sacramento. the SOM is moving there to a new fab building with great facilities. They also have this amazing simulation laboratory with dummies. My interview was with the Dean of Admissions and it took place in the cafeteria. It was relaxed and conversational. He hadn't read my file yet, which meant that he really wanted to get to know me first. My student interview was very similar, but the questions were more directed. He had specific interview-like questions to ask me. I was also able to sit in on a physiology class and speak with some students. They were very happy at Davis and so enthusiastic. Overall, it was a great day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/06/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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