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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?

2 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"I think you'll probably be bored during your first year here. (Not a question, but still one of the most confounding statements that's ever been put before me.)" Report Response

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

"name a strength and a weakness" Report Response

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

"Do you think diversity in a student body is important in medicine? how?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read application, SDN, website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"weather, lunch" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I just interviewed at UC-Davis Medical Center campus in Sacramento which in comparison is very beautiful with a lot of open space and new construction going on. Additionally UCD has much lower cost of living, lower tuition, and a passion for medicine. I would definately recommend it for in-state applicants. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nearly 50% of keck school grads enter primary care." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Traffic was horrible on the way in. I hadnt been to LA before so I've never experienced anything like that. Almost all students live off campus so I don't know how they handle it every day. They stressed the clinical side of things as opposed to research yet I was not impressed by the facilities nor the reputation of individual specialties." 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?

10/15/2005

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?

1 out of 10

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