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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?

1 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?

1

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)?

"What element on the periodic table describes the way you are today? What element on the periodic table describes the way you want to be in the future?" Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself doing in 10-15 years? What kind of doctor do you see yourself being? " Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to medical school? Why do you want to become a doctor? Describe an important life-changing experience? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was to have a dinner party at a nice restaurant. And I was allowed to invite any three women in the world. They could be dead or alive. Who would I invite?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The student asked me to talk about the most pressing issue in medicine today (Example: health insurances, abortions, confidentiality). The student also gave me an ethical scenario: A couple came into a hospital and one of them had the HIV virus. The person who was carrying the HIV virus has been known to give the virus to past partners. What do you do with him and his new partner?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing, this was my 6th interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, interviewer, environment, tour guides, weather, large and nice campus all positively impressed me during my visit. The lunch was awesome and the best lunch that I've had at all of my interviews. When you first get there, you place an order out of three different good selections and it's a quality meal in a nice restaurant. For labs, every student gets their own MDL desk in a room with about 20 other people. In this room, they have their small groups and have more intimate learning experiences. The caliber of the school is just amazing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tuition is 37k and the student body could be a little bit more diverse. Parking is horrible. Students either pay $300 dollars a semester for a spot in a garage or they park at meters daily. Many of them use the meters and often get tickets because their classes will run longer than usual. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish that I would've known how laid back everything was. Me and my student interviewer just talked about anything that came up and was real genuine. Also, I think that my interview was pretty late in the interviewing season. But everyone that I talked to said that the date of your interview does not affect your chances of getting accepted. Once invited for an interview, everyone is on the same plain. Also, a lot of the students that we talked to were initially put on the waitlist. I guess alot of people are accepted from the waitlist because tuition is so high." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school is amazing. If I get accepted, I will go here for sure. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/09/2004

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