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Interview Day

Congratulations on progressing to the next step of your application process. To ensure your travel and Interview Day here at the College of Medicine is informative and successful; please read below prior to your scheduled Interview Day.

California Northstate University College of Medicine is located at 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, California 95757. Our web address is medicine.cnsu.edu

Driving and Travel Directions
Please be aware that freeway traffic within the Elk Grove/Sacramento area is congested during these hours; therefore please do plan your travel accordingly to ensure you arrive within the check-in time noted above. A great resource for checking morning traffic is by watching the local news broadcast and/or listening to KFBK 93.1 Sacramento area radio (via iHeart Radio) for traffic updates every ten minutes. 

From the Sacramento International Airport

  • 6900 Airport Boulevard, Sacramento, California 95837
  • Head south on Airport Boulevard, towards airport exit
  • Merge onto I-5 SOUTH
  • Follow I-5 South thru downtown Sacramento towards Los Angeles (approximately 14 miles)
  • Exit at Elk Grove Boulevard, and turn left heading east
  • Take the first right onto West Taron Drive
  • The campus parking lot is the second driveway on the right after the first stop sign

From San Francisco

  • Take I-80 east toward the Oakland/Bay Bridge
  • Follow I-80 east towards Sacramento
  • Continue onto Capital City Freeway/Business 80/US-50 East
  • Exit at I-5 South towards Los Angeles (approximately for 14 miles)
  • Exit at Elk Grove Boulevard, and turn left heading east
  • Take the first right onto West Taron Drive
  • The campus parking lot is the second driveway on the right after the first stop sign

From Los Angeles

  • Follow I-5 North
  • After passing thru Stockton, continue on for 36 more miles
  • Exit at Elk Grove Boulevard and turn right heading east
  • Take the first right onto West Taron Drive
  • The campus parking lot is the second driveway on the right after the first stop sign

Area Transportation

  • Super Shuttle: 916-648-2500 or www.SuperShuttle.com
  • Sacramento Regional Transit, includes light rail and buses: 916-321-2877 or www.sacrt.com
  • E-Tran (Elk Grove Transportation Bus System): 916-683-8726 or www.e-tran.org
  • Dave’s Taxi Service 916-879-6000 or www.AirportTaxiShuttle.com
  • Island Star Cab Company: 916-420-2356 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hotels Near Campus
These hotels are between 0.5 and 1.8 miles from campus. Be sure to communicate to the front desk that you are interviewing at California Northstate University for a discounted rate. 

Holiday Inn Express
2460 Maritime Drive, Elk Grove, California 95758
916-478-4000

Hampton Inn & Suites
2305 Longport Court, Elk Grove, California 95758
916-683-9545
Preparing for Interview Day

Preparation for Interview Day
We believe a successful Interview Day happens when candidates come prepared. Please review the required criteria below prior to your arrival to ensure your day runs smoothly.

  • Provide a valid ID upon check-in
  • Bring something to write with
  • Notepad
  • Professional dress required
  • Professional conduct is expected of all attendees
  • Smartphone use during interviews is prohibited, and is cause for dismissal

Your Arrival
On your Interview Day, check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end promptly at 9:00 a.m. The College of Medicine staff will be awaiting your arrival at the check-in table located on your immediate right upon entrance to the campus. 

In addition to your formal interview, your day will also consist of the following informational sessions listed below; therefore, plan to be remain on campus until 3:00 p.m.

  • Welcome by Senior Administration
  • Overview of Accreditation and Medical Education Program
  • Overview of College Masters Program
  • United States Military Scholarship Program
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • MMI and Dialogue Interview Training
  • Local Housing Information
  • Lunch with College of Medicine Faculty and Students

Requests to Reschedule or Cancel Interview
Due to the high volume of applicants, we do not offer rescheduling of interviews. However, a request may be submitted at your own discretion. We understand that unexpected events may occur no matter how prepared you are. Therefore, if you need to cancel your interview, we require the professional courtesy of a phone call and/or e-mail by 5.p.m the evening before your scheduled interview date.

You can either leave a detailed voicemail with the Admissions Office at 916-686-7300 ext.177 or send us a detailed e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Failure to provide notification will be reported to AMCAS.

     

 

California Northstate University College of Medicine ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7300