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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

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Give me a topic, any topic, within the health care system and tell me what you think of it?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Any concerns about USC?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"So what do you want to do, and what field?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Why don't you go to UCLA instead?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"How did you handle a situation where in a group setting, certain individuals were not holding up their part of the bargain in workload?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't prepare at all, I knew ahead of time that I didn't want to go to USC. I just went to for the sake of practice through interviews but ended up not getting any questions at all." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Social life as a Trojan, tailgates, parties, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything else -- literally. My faculty interviewer spent 20 minutes outlining the reasons why I shouldn't go to USC and why I should go to UCLA. It was really awkward but I agreed with him." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew that it was expensive. But now I know that it's financially impossible for me to afford USC... literally impossible. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Poor scholarships, vague financial aid session, extremely expensive, poor location and student body since everyone is scattered. Students have to loan at least $50,000 a year to cover tuition and some of the living expenses. There still is a projected $15-20,000 deficiency for personal needs. For me, I simply don't have that kind of money lying around every year. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

11/05/2008

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

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Rushed 13-minute financial aid session for an overpriced school = Bad." Report Response

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