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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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?

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)?

"Why is Kaiser different from other HMO's?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"How would you change healthcare in the US for the better?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your favorite book and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You talk about residents and physicians becoming disenchanted with the profession. How would you prevent that from happening to you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed primary and secondary, talked to M1 students, mock interviews, went over many practice questions, looked at interview feedback, reviewed UC Davis SOM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the medical students, the close knit bond of the medical students (even among the the different classes), the facilities, the free clinics." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UC Davis takes its time, so don't get scared if you don't hear back even 8-10 weeks after your interview. And that you'll have a lot of free time if your interview is scheduled for the end of the day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It may sound cliche, but just be yourself! Really hone in on the qualities you want the admission committee to know about and traits that you possess that they would want to see in their M1 class. However, don't give them empty words, attach these traits/qualities to anecdotes so that they have meaning. Anyone can say they are compassionate but telling someone a story of a time you showed or saw compassion is much more powerful. Good luck! =D" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2008

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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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