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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Challenges of being a non-trad student?" Report Response

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

"Advantages of being a non-trad student?" Report Response

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

"So tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"why medicine and why now? (I'm a non-traditional applicant)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"how will to balance medical school and your family life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread my essays, reviewed the interview feedback on this website, reviewed school info and website, emailed current students (all of whom were extremely helpful)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people and facilities - everyone's happy to be working there or going to school there; lots of emphasis placed on students' well being; facilites second to none (when new med school building is completed)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really; I had learned about the school and area way before my interview date so nothing really surprised me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really (again) - this school and the area it's in just fit what my family and I are looking for." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very positive, very interpersonal, not stiff, very conversational (both with faculty and student interviewers)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

SMF

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott Courtyard Midtown

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/10/2005

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

10 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?

9 out of 10

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