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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Closed file

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

"How was your trip here?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"how would your friends describe you? Weaknesses? Why medicine? Why XXX major? Why study ecology? Where will you be in ten years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think makes a great doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not nationalize the healthcare system (like in Europe) here so that members of all levels of society would have equal access to available treatments?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing; I know why i want to go into medicine and dont feel the need to reherse or anything. If you read casually read and keep up with topics you should be fine." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. I love this school. I really think it is underated. The facilities allow you to work with underserved populations at LAC where they let you do so much more than other institutions would permit. You can also work with cutting-edge new technology at the Norris cancer cntr or the University hospital. People are glad to be there and the school is really pushing to be in the "top ten" if thats important to you. You can do research with top medical scientists in the country." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Commuting.. everyone drives long distances there" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Snow on the grape vine! last thing i thought i would encounter going to LA!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The faculty interview was conversational. I felt that I should have done more of the talking. I also didnt address a particular topic strong enough and the interviewer had some very strong opinions. She was very friendly but hard to read so i dont know how i did. Student interviewer was way more lax...at cafeteria and I definately got to do alot of talking there. She told me that each interview carries equal weight so hopefully i get in!!!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2003

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