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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Ethical question: two people needing the same ICU bed, which one do you let in?" Report Response

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

"Have you thought of a specialty?" Report Response

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

"What kind of studier are you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you deal with the stress of your work?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The ethical question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school website, materials they sent, sdn" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the student body enthusiasm and kindness, the interviewers were great, family systems (student support), Davis moving in a killer direction (new facilities, new spiffy curriculum), the pass/fail system" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They were unclear on certain parts of the curriculum and when the building will be finished. The new building is away from all the intructors' offices who teach in the first year and there isn't an official prep for the boards. And, I am going to harp on this, a very non-friendly person named Ed (I really think someone should do something about this) on the admissions committee. He simply deflated everything about the school when he gave the tour and answered questions negatively, he never even cracked a smile and he was supposed to be the face of the school! It would be a shame if I am saying this and he was having a bad day, but they are supposed to be impressing us as much as we are them and he left us (others made comments as well) with such a bad taste in our mouth." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that you don't get to meet with the students and the interview is very piecemeal (eg I missed the curriculum description because my interview crossed over during that time)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Showed up at a cafe and met a very nice Dr. Bera who kind of went off topic, but he is so nice that you get warm-fuzzies about the school. Then it gets handed over to not-so-warm-warm-and-fuzzy-man to give a tour of the hospital and not answer your questions, you have to get over to Davis from Sacramento (40 min drive) by car, carpool or shuttle, then either meet with student for lunch interview. Afterwards, I got to attend more of the description of the school when they showed a CD that they could have sent us home with (student life, goals of the school, etc.). Had to leave that early to make it to the faculty interview which was great (nice person) and super friendly. They do have to ask the formulaic questions, but you still get to talk afterwards - that was my favorite part." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

3 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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