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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?

7 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What will you bring to our student body?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can you think of a time when you were struggling with something (e.g., research project, teaching a student, etc.), and how you dealt with that situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In your volunteering experience, can you think of an event that increased your interest in medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked up a ton of sample interview questions. I spent a lot of time writing out answers to all of them, and thought out my opinions regarding a broad span of topics including healthcare reform, different compensation models, as well as ethical issues including euthanasia, abortion, stem-cell research, etc.." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school (including the deans, even) have a reputation of going out of its/their way to take care of their students. The students themselves seem like a really tight-knit class; there is a real sense of camaraderie here that makes it seem like a really fun place to learn medicine. Their academic excellence is proven by very high board scores, yet the medical students here have regular social events, making education here seem very welcoming for us applicants who loved the social aspect of college." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As a private school, tuition is unfortunately high. However, they seem to have a fair number of scholarships available for those whose applications impress their scholarship committee enough." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"n/a" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"See previous questions" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2010

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Faster decision notification :)" Report Response

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