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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor and not a nurse, PA, etc.?" Report Response

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

"Why USC/Keck?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"In your experience working with doctors, nurses, etc., what characteristics did you see that you liked the most and liked the least?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You’ve met patients who don’t speak English and have trouble accessing care. What do you think we should do about that?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, reread my primary and secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clinical experiences, of course. LA County Hospital, Keck's own medical center, Children's Hospital LA, and Norris Cancer Center are all near the school, and medical students are very active during clinical rotations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"High COA" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be ready to talk about some ethical issues, especially if they are issues you have encountered during your research/volunteer/etc. experiences." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No 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?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/29/2016

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

9 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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