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  • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 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?

1

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)?

"What do you have for me to tell the admissions committee?" Report Response

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

"What can I write on this evaluation sheet so you stand out to the admissions committee?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you dont get accepted to medical school? (weird question at this time of year, i think)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had an AIDS patient who would not use any protection or tell his partners about his AIDS, what would you say to his partner that he brings into the clinic? (after i answered) Well arent you worried about lawsuits?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What element on the periodic table are you? and what element would you like to be? (and the student interviewer who posed the question told me prior to asking that no one ever gets this question correct....um, i did not know that there was a correct answer to these types of questions!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read USC website, but did not find much, this website. Looked over some ethical info that i had gathered for previous interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The classes are pass/no pass, and the students say it really takes the stress and competitiveness away. The great clinical experiences you would have at county. Even though that has been said on this website, actually being there and seeing it, you can definately see how it would he awesome. The curriculum sounded cool, but a little sketchy since this is only the second year that they are doing it, the second years have not taken the boards yet. it will be interesting to see how they do. also, the second years learn no new info, supposedly, after spring break, from then until the end of the year is just review sessions for the boards....definately nice. i dont think i will do well with endless days left up to only me to study for the boards! also, the school is really trying to be in the top 10 in the coming years, so they have alot of expansion and stuff planned. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My student interviewer ruined it for me. Before that, I was pretty impressed with the school, despite the fact that it was not all that exciting to look at. He was an arrogant pompous prick with a really creepy attitude towards me and my answers to his questions. It was really difficult to have a conversation with him, he kept waving to his friends and saying hi to people in the quad while i was realy trying to concentrate and answer him. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That i might actually like the school. I wish I had not sent my secondary in so late, that way I might have a better chance. Even though they say that they do not fill the class until they interview everyone, by this time of the year you are basically interviewing for a waitlist spot. Its not a bad thing, but my student host and her roommate got off the waitlist about 3 weeks before school started" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2003

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