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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"What would a friend say are your strengths and weaknesses? What would a lab partner say?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think Americans are into alternative medicine?" Report Response

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

"What was a good educational experience? What was a bad one?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why would you pick UC Davis above a school like UCLA? As in, what is the most important factor to you in choosing a medical school. (My interviewer wanted to know if location was a big issue, since my family's in LA)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Some ethical question on assisted suicide. My student interviewer didn't stop at listening to my views, but also pressed further and proposed possible difficult scenarios." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my app, looked through the website, talked to my friends at Davis" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New facilities for the incoming class of 2006! Our tour guide at the medical center was really enthusiastic and fairly laid back. From talking to faculty and students, I could tell that the school puts emphasis on their students and their education. Since it is a relatively new medical school, "tradition" isn't an issue, so they have room for innovation and creativity." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Moving the medical school to Sac also means that we're disconnected from the rest of the Davis community, i.e. other grad students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The freeway system with its two I-80s is confusing as hell." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview was less stress-free than i had anticipated, although the faculty were extremely friendly. I was pretty intimidated by the other applications (one was on the Olympic water polo team that won bronze...) and pretty tired too, so that didn't help. Basically, each department at the med school takes turns hosting interviews. My day was opthamology day (I pity those who get psych day), so my faculty interviews (2) were done by opthamologists. They had a list of questions that they were supposed to ask, and they went through these basically by rote. After the faculty interviews, we had to go to the Davis campus for our student interviews. These were done over lunch and were less formal, although the students did have a list of questions that they were supposed to ask. As a last note, if you don't have a car for the interview, you do need to get from the Sac campus to the Davis campus. However, usually there will be other interviewees that will give you a ride. " 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SMF

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2005

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?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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