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  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charleston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

6

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)?

"One interviewer asked ethical questions such as my feelings on abortion, the importance of teaching medical ethics courses in medical school, assisted suicide, etc" Report Response

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

"One interviewer asked me about my family, particularly my family history of mental illness and suicide (3 suicides, including my mother, manic depression, and depression), and my own history of depression." Report Response

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

"The most common questions I get at interviews are about my research, since I went to graduate school for a few years before I decided to go to medical school. I got a lot of open-ended questions like "tell me about your research."" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of my interviewers asked a lot of ethical questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why are you applying for the MD/PhD program?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my AMCAS essays and looked at the MUSC website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people!! Of all my interviews, the people here were the friendliest. The interviews were more like conversations than inquisitions. The other thing that impressed me was the Neuroscience Institute. I've done research in neuroscience (and now I am working in the facilities at MUSC for the summer), and I was VERY impressed with the equipment and techniques they have available to them here. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I felt very intimidated by one of my interviewers, a D.D./Ph.D." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Maybe I could have done better on my interviews, because I got into the M.D. program, but not the M.D./Ph.D. program." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was the best interview experience I had. I had a total of 10 interviews, with 9 of them occurring over 2 days on campus. The last interview was done by a doctor in a rural setting the following week. The interviews were generally very relaxed and most of the people I dealt with were very nice and did everything they could to make the experience pleasant. I had lunch and dinner with some of the MD/PhD students and lunch and a tour with MD students. I was surprised that one of the M.D. students doing the tour and one of the MD/PHD students I had lunch with were my lab partners in chemistry 5 years ago. One of my interviewers was in the same graduate program as me many many years ago and knew some of the older professors that I had worked with there (now I'm working in her lab for the summer). It's a small world. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/17/2002

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