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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"If you could meet anyone past or present, who would you meet?" Report Response

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

"What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"What types of books do you like to read?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could be any element on the periodic table, what would it be and why." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had a patient with AIDS who would not practice safe sex despite what he knew, and he brought his new girfriend into the clinic with him, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my AMCAS and secondary. Mock interviewed. Read this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are so happy. They really have a lot of support systems set up for the students here. In addition, training at LA county would be an incredible experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing about the school at all. I would not live more than 10 miles from campus though as LA miles are exceptionally bad traffic-wise." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How low stress everything was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"After interviewing here and seeing the campus, USC has pushed itself up to my #1 choice. (It was at #3 pre-interview). Everyone was so friendly, even students I approached at random to ask directions. They have really nice facitlties for the students, including a lounge with big leather couches and a big screen TV -maybe why tuition is so high :-)Seriously though, I think I would be very happy at this school, and would recieve a top quality education. LA county hospital is incredible, I am 100% sure I would see cases there that I would not see anywhere else!" Report Response

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