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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Faculty Interview: Tell me about yourself. Asked me follow up questions about several things as I gave my answer. Can you tell me more about this specific event? What is your career goal and how will you change the current health care system? Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

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

"Student Interview: Talked for a very long time about similarities. Can you tell me more about this specific hobby? How did you feel about this volunteer experience? Who would you consider to be the most influential person in your life? What is the biggest problem in health care right now? What are you looking for in a medical school? Do you have any other questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"There was none." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There was none." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, MSAR, and Previous interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new Medical Education Building is gorgeous, and I like how it is connected to the rest of the Health System in Sacramento now. The information session with Dean Henderson was very well done and offered a great look into how their new emphasis of teaching will be like. The interview day was pretty well planned, so there wasn't much dead time. The students are very happy here and could not have raved anymore about how satisfied they were with the school and support staff. I had so many students just say hi to me randomly or stopped to talk for a bit. The many free clinics that they have are amazing!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The new electronic system is full of technical difficulties and could really affect how smoothly the planning of and the actual interview day goes. Lunch over an interview with the student is kind of a bad idea. You either have to wait to eat when that's all done, or risk doing something embarrassing while you eat and talk." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there would be so much fog that day, delaying just about every mode of travel. As well as the fact that the day would end at 1PM!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews are supposed to be open file, but my faculty interview had no idea who I was, when I was coming, nor even seen my file because of problems with the new electronic system. Essentially, I had a closed interview with my faculty interviewer, and an open one with the student interviewer only because that student actually went to the Admissions Office to request my file. The new system is filled with bugs guys, be prepared for anything during these interviews, seeing how your interviewer may not even know that they are supposed to interview you. Other than these issues, I had a great interview day. It definitely changed my opinion of the school for the better." 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?

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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SMF

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2008

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 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?

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The new electronic process...." Report Response

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