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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?

8 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 field do you want to go into? -be sure to answer this question that (even though you know what field you want to go into) you are remaining open-minded throughout all rotations (my first interviewer was great and coached me on how to answer questions to impress the next interviewer)" Report Response

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

"what was your favorite clinical experience and why?" Report Response

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

"my second guy was an ethics professor who asked me a lot of those type questions like what are most important characteristics in a doctor? how do these compare with scientific knowledge? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"how do you settle conflict?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what do you think is your main weakness? (i never know how to answer this one)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked up possible interview questions on-line and looked over my application again" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students seem close-knit, all of the members of the admissions committee were extremely nice, parkning no problem. the interviewers made me feel relaxed from the moment i introduced myself." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"i've seen that many people say they were unimpressed with a lack of anything to do in columbia. being undergrad here, i know there's alot to do and go, you just have to know about it. the only thing at all that i can think of is that even though the school seems very up to date technologically, the buildings seem to be in need of some remodeling. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"be prepared to have questions to ask your interviewers. even if you don't have one, think of a few (more than one). they like this" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i came in more interested in MUSC and applying to USC as a backup. after interviews at both of these schools, i now feel like i would almost prefer USC. THe entire experience was great. they get you there and feed you before your interviews, and this seemed to take the stress out of most of the applicants. then they have the ass. dean talk for about thirty minutes, then you go on two thirty minute interviews. The two interviewers i had were great. a couple of the other students seemed to have a little different opinion of their interviewers afterwards, though. the 15 minute "cookie social" after your interview is a chance to meet with all of the admissions committee. BE SURE to use this time wisely. my first interviewer even told me that this time was more important than most interviewers think. introduce yourself to as many as the members as possible, but be sure to talk about something so that they will remember you. for me it was football(you're in gamecock country) and the small town that i'm from... then you get a very brief financail aid talk and a short tour of the campus and youre free to go. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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