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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why USC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"In 20 years, there may be a cure for everything and doctors will not be needed anymore. What will you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I had so many questions about ethical issues, the current health care system's problems and possible solutions, presidential candidates' health care reform policies, etc. from both interviewers. BE PREPARED!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, SDN, Read the school's website, Reviewed application materials, ethical issues, and current health system." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very laid back and friendly. The LAC+USC Medical Center is hectic, but will provide students with an incredible clinical experience. The admissions office staff were very nice and the day was well planned. The anatomy lab does not smell at all, but it is still a basement lab and not that spectacular otherwise." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students usually commute to school and most do not go to lectures. Financial aid will not be much, if not at all, for most students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I was prepared, but the traffic was still awful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both interviews were very relaxed and conversational, but the topics can be challenging if you are not prepared. Lunch in the faculty lounge was very impressive. The students seem very happy to be at USC, while the faculty seems to work hard to provide ample support for them. I had a very good experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

3 out of 10

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