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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Do you think USC matches with your goals in academic surgery? (I spoke about career plans, but apparently many USC grads go on to HMOs in primary care)" Report Response

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

"Do you plan on pursuing similar research here?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which school is your top choice so far?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why USC?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, previous interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the weather's great; student interviewer was friendly; lunch was good, though I'll probably never eat there again" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the location is the worst I've seen for a medical school; there is essentially no on-campus housing; compared to other schools the facilities are dated. Spanish fluency is an absolute must on the wards. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"its very difficult to identify anything distinctly positive about USC compared to other area schools (not cost, education, location, or facilities)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interivew day starts in late morning. Interviews are closed file but by now but I'm fairly used to talking about myself and my experiences so it was very conversational. Student interviewer was enthusiastic and cute. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

01/19/2006

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

2 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?

1 out of 10

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