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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"How will you and your partner deal with the demands of medical school in terms of time it will take away from your relationship?" Report Response

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

"What is your philosophy about teaching STD prevention -- do you believe in the harm reduction model, and why?" Report Response

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

"What's the biggest challenge facing healthcare today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All medical students start out with great attitudes and then something happens to htem between third and fourth year -- they start making fun of patients and rushing to get out of the hospital. Why do you think this happens and what will you do to prevent it from happening to you." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about the worst day of your adult life. Not hard to answer but difficult for the content of my answer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Got my hair blown out :> Read my AMCAS, spent 35 years getting to know myself really well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The sense of community within the students of each year. The friendly and supportive staff. The hospital -- what isn't impressive about the clinical experience we will get at LA County" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The library is dated. I know new buildings are going in, but there is virtually no housing, food or collegiate local community." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we were allowed to observe lectures if they were being held --- I would have gone in earlier." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great interveiw, very easy-going. I talked with my faculty for nearly 2 hours, and my student for 1 hour. I found the people engaging and Keck is a wonderful institution, they treat members of the Trojan family very well." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

04/04/2007

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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