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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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 was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see the future of medicine in ten years?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Although it was supposedly a "blind" interview, my interviewer immediately interrogated me for all my stats anyways. Kind of defeats the purpose." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read all material on the website. Reviewed my essays and app." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It might have been the 70 degrees sunny weather in early february, but the campus itself is very nice...very contained and easily accessible. County Hospital is old but will soon be replaced and then some. Students were all friendly and not just the ones giving the tour. USC will definitely provide great clinical experience with the patient population they have...and research is taking off here as well and is easily accessible to students. Plus...if you pay $79 bucks at the beginning of the school year, you can go for free to any Trojans game (football, basketball, etc). Major plus :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That students all pretty much live off campus randomly throughout the area." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the student interview doesn't really make much difference at all. They simply fill out a sheet that is turned into the admissions committee." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Student interview was very laid back (we talked outside of a cafe) and friendly. USC is definitely a school that emphasizes their clinical skills. County Hospital provides care to an incredibly diverse patient population both in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic level. The students and faculty have a strong sense of community (most striking example was the groups of students eating breakfast and chatting with their professors in the cafe when I first arrived) and I think this is only strengthened by the pass/fail grading system." Report Response

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