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  • University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Sacramento
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Because medical school is an extremely difficult process, how have you prepared for the challenges?" Report Response

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

"How would you fix the healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"Where else have you applied?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not so much a question, but both interviewers suggested I go elsewhere at some point, although I don't think they were trying to be discouraging." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Previous interviews, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My faculty interviewer was very engaging and he really made me feel welcome, and kept paying me compliments about my accomplishments, despite having never looked at my file previously. The med ed building is a sight to behold, very impressive. The dean of admissions is awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The resignation by the admissions team to the fact that their electronic process has been and will go so roughly. The cost of tuition has gone up significantly. More along the lines of the electronic process, the fact that it was supposed to be an open file interview but it became closed file due to issues with downloading my file. It seems like something they should have dealt with long before scheduling interviews. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Closed file interviews. No tour of anatomy lab or gym. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview didn't really affect my opinion of the school, but there were some small snags, but also some pleasant surprises, like my faculty interviewer." 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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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?

10 out of 10

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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Electronic issues are no excuse for sending out e-mails cancelling interviews just a few days before" Report Response

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