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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?

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 some of the places you've been." Report Response

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

"Tell me about some of your experiences as an EMT." Report Response

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

"Academic strengths/weaknesses (from the faculty interviewer)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked about some of the places I've traveled." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing sticks out. Both interviews were very laid back. I got the impression that they just want to make certain that you're able to communicate well and that you're not a total freak." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"studentdoctor.net, hsc.usc.edu, looked up my faculty interviewer the day before. I was an EMT in LA before I went back to school and I've delivered to most of USC's affiliated hospitals, so I was pretty familiar with Keck." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. County is a great place to be trained and there are amazing research opportunities. The new curriculum seems to sit well with the students and since it was implemented 2 years ago, all the problems will have been worked out for the 2003 entering class. The quality of life at Keck seems really high and the students seem very happy. My student interview was great! She was really friendly and I felt like she was interested in getting to know me and not just my stats." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How laid back the interviews were. I got the impression that they just want to make sure you're normal and can communicate well. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Keck is an incredible school. The students are great, the quality of life is great, the research opportunities are incredible, LAC+USC is awesome, volunteer opportunities abound. If I get in, I'm going there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2003

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