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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?

4 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?

60+ 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?

Open file

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

"What was your best/worst learning experience?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine, and why UCD?" Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you handle professional frustration?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your fears about medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, reviewed application, researched program website, spoke with current students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The open and friendly attitude of all the staff, faculty and students, and the obvious effort to make the day non-stressful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Would like to have seen more than the hospital on the tour." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a great interview experience; low stress, really friendly people (both UCD staff and the other interviewees!) and lots of care was taken to assure we could get where we needed to be. All of us had different interview schedules, so some people missed small portions of the tour and wrap-up session, but that didn't seem like a big deal. Good directions were given to the Davis campus, and I definitely recommend having a car so you don't have to worry about the shuttle. Some interviewees also carpooled. Overall, both interviews were very conversational but still included many of their required questions. I'm especially impressed by the emphasis that UCD has on training doctors to balance their lives between personal and professional commitments. They seem genuinely supportive of older students who are interested in starting families while in medical school." 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?

0-1 hour

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

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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