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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?

10 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?

10

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"mmi scenario- role play" Report Response

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

"mmi scenario- team work station" Report Response

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

"mmi scenario- informal chat with the dean" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was on of your biggest challenges during your path to medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"An MMI scenario" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Had previous MMI, read up on current events, read my application. Showed up confident and relaxed. Prepared all the little things (travel, room, food, comfy shoes) that helped the big day come together nicely." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Hospitality of staff. They provided tic-tacs, floss, mouth wash and all that jazz in the rest rooms. There was also tissue, a bottle of water, hand sanitizer at each MMI. To me, the little things help! Also, I got to shadow a medical student at the student run clinic on Saturday which was an AMAZING experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"sending out the info SUPER late! I got the info the interview about 7 days before my interview. We had to submit a photo a week before so I had to take a photo that day and send it in. Then the host program and student run clinics reservations were also done 7 days out. These are a guarantee so it's frustrating. Thankful I booked an AirBnB for Thursday night because I didn't want to wait a week before to sign up for the host program. Then I ended staying with a host on Friday night and going to the tour of the student run clinic on Saturday (which I didn't know I would be doing until 7 days before)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"n/a" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Had a lot of fun with the staff and students. I also did the host program, which I would recommend. I went to eat dinner with the hosts and their friends and hostees the night before. It helped to break the ice with some of the people I was interviewing with. Staying the medical students also helped me with getting the know the school and their feelings with it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

SMF

Where did you stay?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

AirBNB the first night then host program the second night.

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

3/11/16

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?

2 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please send out interview info earlier. It makes it difficult for people from out of state to plan the host program and an extra day for the student run clinic. Thankfully I flew Southwest and was able to change my flight without charge." Report Response

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