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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?

10 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 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: Tell me about yourself " Report Response

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

"Faculty: What was it like growing up in ___? How did you decide on going to (my undergraduate college)? " Report Response

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

"Faculty: What's your vision for your medical career? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does the program you work for admit its students? (Interesting only because he was actually interested.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is the most pressing problem facing medicine today?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my AMCAS app and my secondary app, talked to students I know who attend the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their true commitment for serving the underserved and partnership with the surrounding community; very new facilities; Medical Educational Building is very student friendly; students were very nice and helpful; student run clinics" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The only thing that concerned me was that all the labs (except anatomy lab) are done on the computer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the meeting with the Dean is very much like a third interview but in a group (you're with 5 other applicants). You get asked to say your name, where you're from, what you currently do, and why you're choosing a career in medicine. The day ends at 1PM" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They really make you feel very comfortable; my questions were not very difficult at all-they were all based on my application; nothing new or out of the ordinary. The student interview is over lunch and is really really casual." 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2009

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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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