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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 / why do you want to practice medicine?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about abortion?" Report Response

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

"Other than the obvious (cost, availability to the poor) what do you feel is a major issue facing health care today." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the news story about the woman who just had the octuplets?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All questions were easy" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, reviewed "Understanding Health Policy" by Bodenheimer, read Obama's Health Policy" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and staff are extremely laid back and approachable. Everyone really loves the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour of the facilities seemed a little rushed, and as a result, we spent most of our time rushing around campus. The cost does seem a bit higher than other schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Although the admissions staff recommends on keeping your whole day free, there are only 4 - 5 hours worth of activities planned for you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Doubletree

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2009

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be nice to have a little more time alloted for interviews. My morning interview ran a littl" Report Response

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