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  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Sacramento
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


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?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Describe (X) experience to me. " Report Response

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

"How well did you know your PI's in each lab? " Report Response

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

"If I asked your Bio I partner what would make you a good doctor, what would they say? (also, would not make me a good doctor)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is a physician allowed to refuse treatment to a non-emergent patient if they are religiously opposed to it? (specifically in-vitro fertilization, we had a long discussion about it)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you want me to say to the admissions committee if you were in the room to convince them to let you in?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my AMCAS, went to the school's website (disorientation manual is fun =) ), visited SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty were very laid-back and comfortable to be with and really liked the school, provided breakfast and lunch, the college system they have set up and doctoring classes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had to miss the tour of the hospital factilities in Sacramento because I had to get to the Davis campus for an interview. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The doctoring classes have standardized patients, that intrigued me. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got to the Dept of Psychiatry (no nerves, there, right?) early in the morning and snuck in after a cleaning lady . Thankfully, other interviewees got there right after me. It started with a general introduction session in a conference room with the psychiatry faculty who were interviewing us and they also gave us overviews on the Davis experience and why it's better than other schools (bit of a turn off). Then there was a tour of the hospitals and new buildings in Sacramento, but I had to leave for Davis. My interviewer was nice, but he seemed rather distracted and, though the interview was conversational, it was also very traditional in questions and focus. Next was the medical student interview and we ended up getting into ethics discussions, which I enjoyed immensely. Then we went back to the conference room where I had interviewed and watched a informational movie and had a little wrap-up session." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?


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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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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