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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why Davis? Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Are you sure you know what you are getting into? How do you know?" Report Response

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

"What do you do when you are stressed? (Medical Student)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What experience do you have with the difficulties of being a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you willing to live in Northern California?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, researched the school and topics of commonly asked questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was very impressed with the school. Everything is new. The anatomy lab is huge, smells great, and the students share 20 or so cadavers. The students were all very friendly and I met a handful when I was just getting coffee. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not have the opportunity to drive around and explore Sacramento. There is not much to see in the area around the medical center (mosly residential)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would love the school and the students would be so amazing. The "group interview" with the Dean that throws many people off was actually one of the best parts of the day. The Dean asks you follow-up questions based on how you answer the questions he asks everyone (Name, where from, what do you do, why medicine). Being in a group made it less stressful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The medical school is awesome. Although I am not a huge fan of Sacramento yet, the school is great enough that I would love to be accepted here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

Sacramento International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Were difficult to deal with over the phone and through email. However, very nice in person." Report Response

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