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  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Mobile
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?

3

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 are your study habits?" Report Response

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

"Why not an MD/PhD instead of MD? (I had a lot of research experience)" Report Response

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

"Do you like to read? What kind of books have you read recently?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What brought your family to Alabama from California?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There are obviously many problems in health care today, mainly that so many people don't have it. How do you think we can fix that problem? (they can't figure it out in Capitol Hill, so I don't think he expected me to come up with the definitive solution)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everyone who visited raved about the women's and children's hospital - and it was worth raving about. It was really nice, but was the only focus of the campus tour." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't like that I didn't get to meet too many students, and that they didn't give the campus tour. Of course, the tour to the W&C's hospital was much more informative coming from the director of admissions, but no one asked any questions... possibly b/c it wasn't another student." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you have a car, they'll give you interviews in completely different buildings so you'll have to drive. Either say that you don't have a car when on campus, or if you do, then be prepared to drive. I personally didn't have a car, so I had all of my interviews in one building." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, my experience exceeded my expectations. Before visiting, I considered USA to be a joke school in a podunk town (harsh, I know), but it actually has crediblity and gives amazing hands-on experience to their med students. Furthermore, they only have about 64 per class (and interview only 180-200), so the amount of individual attention and resources you get are uncomparable. The director of admissions is very personable and will even give rides to and from the airport if needed. Also, they send out their decisions very quickly." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2003

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