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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

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

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

"Tell me 3 strengths and a weakness that you have." Report Response

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

"What do you feel needs to be done about people who don't have medical insurance?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think are the most pressing ethical issues in medicine today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really difficult. Both my faculty and student interviews felt very conversational. I think the student talked as much as I did in the interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, USC Website, Made bullet points for categories of questions, BUT DID NOT MEMORIZE ANSWERS. I heard from good sources that answers that sound rehersed are viewed very negatively." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical exposure that first and second years students get at County hospital and the fact that every medical student I met seemed genuinely happy to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The surronding area is crappy, but on campus you don't notice it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very relaxed. The tour guides were awesome and one of my tour guides happened to know my student interviewer really well which helped me break the ice during my interview. The tour has no bearing on getting in or not, but talk to them as much as you can because you get a lot of good info that you can use to your advantage. My faculty interviewer was also really nice and as a USC graduate herself she had a lot of school pride. Both interviews were very conversational and actually fun, the key is to not take it so seriously and overall RELAX." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/08/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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