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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"interview one: I had to be there super early for this one, i am surprised i was able to make it. tell me about yourself? have you done any research? how have you been involved in your community? what do you feel about the healthcare bill? If you could give four suggestions to Obama what would you say? where do you see yourself in ten years, please be specific? what are you looking for in a medical school? how many schools have you applied to? how many schools have you interviewed in? how many have you got a response? which ones? " Report Response

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

"second interview was with a student and i felt that it was more of me getting to know more about the school than her grilling me. we started off with her asking... tell me about yourself? what do you do for fun? what do you think of healthcare reform? then pretty soon after she asked me if i have any questions for her so make sure you have questions and lots of them because the interview is supposed to last 45 minutes" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had to convince a group of rich people to give money to your health project what would you say to convince them to care? how would your answer differ if you were talking to the president?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, stayed with a student make sure you do that because i got a lot of questions answered and since my interview was so early in the morning i did not get to go on the tour before the interview. and also the list of student hosts was not up on the website but when i called they emailed it to me almost immediately. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students get to start their clinical experiences as first years which does not happen at many schools. i don't mean the classes with acting patients which every school seems to be so proud of, i mean the students actually go to LA county hospital every week and take the history from real patients from Year ONE !!!! they also have really really high board scores, that was super impressive. oh and students each have their own desk on campus which they can leave their stuff in and study. they also get their notes printed for free and free prints on campus. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The price tag of the school may make it just a dream for me. and i didn't like the fact that students stay all over and not in one central location. and i really really do not like how spread out LA is. that is the worst planned city i have seen. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that I would be done so early in the day (1pm) that i would start so early (7am) that i parked in the wrong parking structure which ended up wasting time as i moved the car. and that i needed a picture to give them (maybe they said that somewhere, but i don't remember) also be ready to give an update on classes since filing your application. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think the biggest seller of the school is that they get LA county hospital. they see things other students can only read about in books. one student i talked to said that he had seen three gunshot wounds just in the last week. The view from the top of the hospital is amazing! The lunch was amazing, not really the food but how they served it we went to the doctors lounge and they had a long table set up with napkins and silverware and they had three waiters serving us and refilling drinks. very different from other schools which just give you a tray of sandwiches. " 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

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"the admissions office is amazing they are really friendly on the phone. you should however, tell us" Report Response

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