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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Name one of your strengths and weaknesses. " Report Response

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

"Why USC?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, this site, looked over my application. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the weather's nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus, the lack of research opportunities, the tuition ($38,000+), the fact that you MUST know spanish to communicate on the wards. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the campus, the surrounding area, the lack of student cohesion, the lack of student housing and food. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a very interesting chat with a 4th year heading into ER in NY. She seemed to be selling the school a little so I wasn't sure what to believe. The clinical facilities seem acceptable because of the patient population. ..Research on campus is almost non-existent, interestingly though I wasn't applying md/phd someone on campus gave me this link http://www.geocities.com/mdphdpgm" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

1 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2005

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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