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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 | I was asked this question too

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

"What books have you read recently?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me some more about your research experience" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were any type of cell, what would you be?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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 | I was asked this question too

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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