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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?

3 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor... Why medicine instead of some other health care profession... Why do you specifically want to be a doctor and not a nurse or some other position?" Report Response

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

"What books have you read recently?" Report Response

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

"Tell me some more about your research experience" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were any type of cell, what would you be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you find the patient/physician relationship so appelaing considering you haven't had a whole lot of direct patient contact in any of your clinical experience?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed application and essay, this website, checked out a few books with pointers on getting into medical school and the admissions/interviewing process in general" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The incorporation of technology was a plus. Also, this school has an excellent close-knit community feel with small class sizes and what seems to be a relaxed and open learning environment in a ddition to being a quality school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Columbia is not the best place to live, but I had that opinion already." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really, pretty straightforward" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a good experience, and my impression of the school definitely improved after visiting and interviewing. I would certainly consider going here if I got accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/03/2004

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