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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?

2 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)?

"How did you decide on medicine? Why do you think you would like a particular area of medicine over another?" Report Response

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

"What was your greatest obstacle?" Report Response

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

"What has been your greatest achievement?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What two people would you like to invite to dinner, living or dead?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you got into many schools, how would you make the decision on which to attend?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I had interviewed at USC before, but basically I just went over my personal statement and some sample interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dedication of the students to their school. I havn't met one student who has ever said anything negative about the school. They all love the experience they've had and are glad they chose USC." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It is very relaxed. The interview day doesn't start until twelve, and then you basically have two hours to eat and relax, and they will tell you a little bit about the school. The interviews seem like they fly by-only 2 interviews 30 minutes each. The stess level is really low-the interviews are very conversational and they are just trying to get a picture of your reasons for entering medicine and your motivation to go to their school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the interview process if very relaxed. After the interviews, you meet with the whole committee with the other interviewees. It is very important to mingle and talk to as many people as possible during this time." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2002

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