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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

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"Student Interview: Tell me about yourself. Why medicine? What do you do for fun? What books have you read recently? Why do you want to come to USC? Do you have any questions for me? Overall, the interview was very relaxed, conversational, and put me at ease for the rest of the day." Report Response

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

"Faculty Interview: Tell me about yourself. Why medicine? What do you do to relax? What books have you read recently? What are your views on health policy? What are your concerns about health care in this country? Why do you want to come to USC? The interview was my last event for the day, and although less conversational than the student interview, I still felt at ease the entire time." Report Response

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

"Both interviews were 1-on-1, closed file, and about an hour in length. I was not asked for any MCAT scores or grades. The interviews were explained as being an opportunity to assess if the interviewer felt comfortable with me as a doctor, potentially treating them or their children." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"From the faculty interview: Explain a personal event that you consider to involve an ethical gray area, and how you processed it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback. USC Website. Primary and Secondary Applications." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The organization of the curriculum (everything seems to have a purpose, and I like the combination of lecture and small groups/labs). The hospital is amazing! The clinical focus. The student body and faculty are very cooperative. Everyone was in a good mood and wanted to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost. The necessity of a car. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That this was not an interview to stress out about, as long as one is prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great time here throughout the interview and now have a good bar to measure other schools against. I left very impressed!" 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Long Beach

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/30/2009

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?

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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The Admissions Office staff were very friendly and approachable, both over the phone and in person." Report Response

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