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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Why did your family come to the united States" Report Response

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

"What kind of medicine do you want to practice." Report Response

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

"How are you going to decide which Medical school to attend" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think it is possible for the student interviewer to be having a bad day and to give you a negative impression of the school? (this was asked by my faculty interviewer)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none, all were standard questions" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read ethics book, looked at website, asked some other interviewees what they have read about the program before my interview started. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The lab doesn't smell. County is huge and they have a "homie drop", which is where all of the shot gansta's get dropped off by their homeboys (think video returns at blockbuster)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"With all of the hype about the USC lunch I expected filet mignon, but got chinese chicken salad. It is good for a free lunch, but don't get your hopes up kids." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It started at around 11:00 so I got to sleep in a little bit. The interviews were low-stress. Everybody said that their student interviews were really eaasy, mine however was not quite so. My student interviewer grilled me on why I want to be a doctor, why USC, why medicine, my strengths and weaknesses. My faculty interview however was the complete opposite." 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?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Downtown LA Sheriton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/07/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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