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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?

2 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 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 Interviewer: Why medicine? Why UC Davis? What are your hobbies? What are your medical interests? What are your thoughts on health policy? Do you have any concerns with studying after taking a few years off? Several other questions specific to my primary and secondary applications." Report Response

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

"Student Interviewer: Why medicine? Why UC Davis? Do you want to live in the Sacramento area? What do you do for fun or to relax? A bunch of questions specific to my primary and secondary applications." Report Response

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

"I also had opportunities to ask quite a few of my own questions during the interviews. Come prepared to ask at least several." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Student Interviewer: What do you have to offer UC Davis?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Student Interviewer: How would your family and friends describe you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, Reread Primary and Secondary Applications." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are great. The students are happy. The "small college" organization. The student run clinics. Most students have a very short commute to school. The focus on clinical experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I can't think of too much." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It would be helpful for UC Davis to validate parking. I also wish there was more time between interviews to accommodate walking. It would also have been helpful to have the tour include the anatomy lab and portions of the hospitals." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Stay with a student if possible

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2009

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The electronic application system still has several kinks that need to be resolved." Report Response

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