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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?

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 do you think makes a good leader?" Report Response

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

"(Ethical One): You perscribe a patient penicillin and later in the day, after they have had a few doses already, a nurse catches that the patient is allergic to penicillin. Nothing happens to the patient and they are perfectly fine. Do you tell the patient about the mistake you made or not?" Report Response

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

"If there was one thing on your application that you wanted to make sure I presented to the admissions committee, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I called your mom and asked her why she thinks you'll be a good doctor, what would she say?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(see above) - he also asked what my boyfriend of 7 yrs. would say." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN posts/feedback, re-read my AMCAS, looked at UCD website, previous interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were really happy to be there and stressed over and over again that you have a life at Davis. Every other school I've been to has been negative in that aspect." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That I had to drive from the Sacramento campus to the Davis campus and back during the day since my interviews were at different places. Don't they know how much gas is?! Plus, I drove up to Davis from east of LA the day before so I hated being in my car at that point!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the entire med. school campus is moving to the Sacramento med center site and that there will be brand new facilities. sweeeet :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My UCD interview day was a really good experience. The school is definitely my first choice and so I was thrilled to interview there. The welcome session is very chill and everyone seems really laid-back during the day. However, plan on having an interview or 2 even if it says that your interview is scheduled for the Sacramento campus. I had to drive back and forth. The tour of the hospital was really cool - we got to see a lot and the student guide was really honest and funny. One interview is with a student and one is with a faculty member. My student interview was awesome - the guy was really nice and attentive. I found that the harder questions came in the student interview and watch out, they for sure have to ask you an ethical situation question so know where you stand. I just held tight to my beliefs and I feel it served me well since I was able to back it up with support." 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield Inn Rancho Cordova

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/19/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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