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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"What do you think about your MCAT scores?" Report Response

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

"What do you think are the biggest problems facing health care right now?" Report Response

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

"Why did HMO's come about?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you deal with stress? and Do you visit the theatre often?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is the weakest part of your AMCAS application?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my personal statement and looked over the CD the school sent me." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! I went to this interview expecting this school to be my last choice, but I would now choose it over every other school I've interviewed at. The campus is beautiful, the faculty are very involved with the students, and the school is much more student-focused than hospital-focused." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Even though the campus itself is absolutely beautiful, the surrounding area is pretty boring." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you have 15 minutes to mingle with and make an impression on all of the members of the admissions committee that didn't interview you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was GREAT! Everyone was so friendly and genuinely interested in the students. Don't be nervous about this one - it was easy and fun and I was actually disappointed when the day was over." 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 is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/09/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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