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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?

5 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?

45 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? internist?" Report Response

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

"Lots of follow-up/grilling about my response to the questions above." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Several ethics questions about mentally disabled patients and patients with poor prognosis." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Several ethics questions about mentally disabled patients and patients with poor prognosis." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"My first interview of the season (at a different school) didn't go so well because I overprepared - I mock interviewed, read a lot, thought about it a lot. As as result, I kinda psyched myself out and didn't do well in the interview. UCSF is my top choice and I didn't want to make that mistake again. For UCSF, I did minimal formal preparation and just chilled." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"students were very laid-back; very diverse population; it's a bustling little community in the heart of San Francisco" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"it was foggy and cold on my interview day; old facilities" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"Unlike most of the interviewees who left feedback here, I can't really say my interview here was stress-free and relaxed. It was one of the more stressful interviews, if not the most stressful, that I've had this season. I was asked a good number of ethical questions and there were times when I felt like I was being grilled for my responses even to the simpler questions. I just tried not to get too caught up in the stress or beat myself up for loopholes in my arguments. After each question, I would tell myself, "That's ok, it was your honest, gut response. Forget it, smile, and move on." This was how I survived. I couldn't really judge my performance after the interview - on some days, I felt like I did well, on others, I cry from feeling like I blew it. It turns out your perceived interview performance can't really predict the outcome of your application. Result: accepted after a month." Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2009

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?

8 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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