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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?

7 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)?

"What would you do to change Canada's healthcare?" Report Response

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

"What is the happiest moment in your life? What is the worst moment in your life? " Report Response

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

"How will you cope in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you weren't going into medicine, what would you be? (i.e. florist as the interviewer's example response)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you weren't going into medicine, what would you be? (i.e. florist as the interviewer's example response)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practiced interview questions with friends, looked up healthcare/ethical info, looked up info on the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything is brand new! The Medical Education Building is beautiful and all of the students seem very happy, warm and welcoming. I love that they have a wellness room for meditation (complete with massage chair!). The interviewers were very friendly and relaxed. Love it love it love it!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish that we had gotten more of a tour-- we couldn't tour the Anatomy Lab because of finals, and we didn't tour the hospital because of time constraints. Also there was some technical confusion but the admissions staff acknowledged and said it should be smoothed out soon enough." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"For the meeting with the very fun and engaging Dean Henderson, it was almost like a group interview. He addressed each of us individually and took notes as we listed our names, where we were from, and why we were pursuing medicine. I had studied up for responses on healthcare but was not expecting that kind of question at this point, nor about the Canadian healthcare system. Although I was caught a little off guard, the dean was very laid back and friendly, and gave great information about the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Davis is definitely my first choice school-- the environment, the state-of-the-art technology, the opportunity for outreach in the community and with research... all-around-amazing!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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