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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"An 80 year old fresh out of heart surgery and an 18 year old who came into the ER with an infection secondary to chemo for leukemia both need the same ICU bed. Who gets it?" Report Response

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

"What kind of people do you get along with?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (student interview)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you describe your sense of humor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should be done to fix health care (from an insurance stand-point)? What do you think of nationalized health care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my apps, this website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are all REALLY happy there. Also, though I didn't get to see them, I heard all about the SEVEN student-run clinics... SEVEN!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The whole school is finally moving to the Sacramento campus. This is good on the one hand, since it sucks to have to commute between classes at the Davis campus and clinical experience at the med center in Sacramento, but the Davis campus is so beautiful and seems to have a more central location for students to hang out. I'm sure the move is great in the long-run, but I really fell in love with the Davis campus." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"First of all, you'll have to go back and forth between the two campuses over the course of the day. My day started at the Sacramento campus and ended at the Davis campus. If you don't have a car, you'll need to take a shuttle, and you have to buy the tickets in advance AT the Davis campus, so plan in advance. However, most of the students had cars and were willing to give the rest of us rides back to Davis." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great. The student interviews are over lunch (but I ate beforehand, because I'm a messy eater and I had some free time), so my student interviewer bought lunch and we ate and talked outside. It was very relaxed and there was no set format. The faculty interview had a sheet of questions which he gave to me and said " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

Train or subway

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?

1 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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