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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?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

1

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)?

"Tell me about what you learned from X clinical experience" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to do X" Report Response

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

"Which LOR best explains why you'll be a good physician" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what do your parents think about your ambitions and the path you've taken to get here" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"specific questions asked with regard to my background" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread my personal statement, thought about why i wanted to come to davis and why i would be a good asset to the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how hands-on the education is right up front" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"doesn't seem like the school really encourages students to do independent research as much as other schools" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"there is a chill group interview with the dean where he asks in turn about your background. very conversational, but in front of about 8 other students" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"2 interviews: 60 minutes with a faculty and 30 minutes with a student. students ask about how you handle stress, how you work better (alone vs team), what your strengths/weaknesses are" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

Sacramento

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2009

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

5 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?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Talk more about the curriculum and how it is different from other schools" Report Response

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