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  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What is the strongest/weakest part of your application?" Report Response

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

"Why USC?" Report Response

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

"Why Medicine? (beyond you like science, have always wanted to, and you want to help people)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a time you disappointed your parents..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Questions about MCAT or B's. How did you feel about it ect..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, and knowing my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The staff was really laid back and helped you feel as comfortable as possible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I personally didn't love "cookie time." It was a great opportunity to meet all of the admission committee members. However, it was very awkward and you feel like you are interrupting everyone else to get a chance to talk to them." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Know an interesting fact about yourself (that you would want them to remember you by) that is NOT on your application :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really learned a lot from talking to the 2nd and 4th year students during lunch. They are more than willing to answer your questions, if you ask." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

02/16/2011

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 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?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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