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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?

3 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (I gave an answer relating to service.) Why is service a good thing / why do you want to do it?" Report Response

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

"Review your clinical experiences starting with the most recent." Report Response

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

"I was asked about sex selection, abortion, religion, etc. The interviewer explained to me afterwards that: it's not important for "this" -- pointed to her notes, but I want to see that you have thought about these issues." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the situation in the middle-east? The new Newsweek's cover features an article on sex selection--how do you feel about this practice?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest weakness? (And a question about explaining a period of poor performance)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application and transcript, studied the school's website, and made sure I was up on current events." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seem very happy and not stressed; they all love the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the facilities (like the fitness center) are really quite small. However, they are well maintained." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing...the letter was accurate, there were no surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything goes as planned. The "mingle" period at the end is only fifteen minutes, so try to talk to everyone and make a good impression. Overall it seemed like a place I'd love to be." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/21/2004

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