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  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing the U.S. healthcare system today?" Report Response

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

"What should I tell the Admissions Committee when we meet to discuss your admittance?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about you extracurricular activities and the influence they had on you." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you on any medications?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What made you choose a career in medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, self-reflection, researching common questions and formulating general answers, advice and preparation homework from student services staff on campus" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was very welcoming and the campus is beautiful. They have a very impressive ultrasound program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I do not like the city of Columbia. Also, no one seems to know where 3rd and 4th year students will do their rotations now that Greenville has its own school. Everything is up in the air." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview was very conversational. I had prepared for many off-the-wall questions, but they mostly stuck to the questions I read on SDN beforehand. I wish I had not stressed so much." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewers were great. There are two 30-minute interviews, one-on-one with USC SOM faculty, AdCom, etc. They were both extremely friendly and welcoming, but their positive attitude made it hard to tell how I was actually doing." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

2/6/13

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 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?

9 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Develop an online application. This is the only school to which I applied that I had to fill out and mail a paper application." Report Response

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