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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

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

"tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"would your religious beliefs affect the way you practice medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None - all were fairly standard" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website -- curriculum, current events at the school, facilities, student's impressions. Also brainstormed potential interview questions for quite a while -- ONE of which I was asked (tell me about yourself)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of students and administrative staff (the dean of admissions, i believe it was, introduced himself to me while i was waiting for my student interview), well cared for campus, la county hospital is AMAZING...there is also a private hospital there so you see both socioeconomic extremes...anatomy lab seemed nice...great lunch" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"surrounding area (LA is huge); student interviewer had a hard time thinking of questions to ask; small, almost useless library" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing important...the day ended earlier than i expected" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very low stress, nice, modern facilities, great hospital, but the area is not so appealing. All in all, I enjoyed the experience. I was surprised that the student who interviewed me could think of few questions to ask. The faculty interview was very comfortable and conversational. All in all it seems like they're moving in the right direction, with a large number of research buildings opening soon, as well as a replacement for la county hospital opening in 2007" Report Response

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