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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why medicine? Why USC and not UCLA? What can you bring to USC? What can USC offer you?" Report Response

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

"What do you do during your free time? What are your three strengths and three weaknesses with respect to medical school?" Report Response

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

"What experiences have you had working as a group? What role do you play in a group setting?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is an ethical health issue you've been following lately in the news? Not too interesting but compared to the rest it was." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult, it seems like the interviewers have a list of questions they go through. The one that stumped me for a little bit was what was the biggest disappointment or failure you've encountered? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, primary/secondary, USC website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How the students get to experience dealing with a wide variety of peoples and backgrounds during clinicals" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student interview. Interviewer seemed pretty apathetic, no eye contact, no smiles, no response at all what-so-ever. Entire burden on me to make sure that the conversation kept going. The student seemed like he was doing this as a resume builder. Who knows?!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Directions! If you drive make sure you know how to get there. can be confusing! And leave early cuz of LA's notorious traffic." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Ok tour, good lunch. What sucked the most was that my student interview gave the impression that he was bored with all my answers to his questions. And to make it worse I ended up having no faculty interview but instead sat in the ER watching my faculty interviewer, an ER doc, work. That part was awesome to watch since USC's hospital is the LA County Hospital and their ER is one of the busiest! but I dont think that will help in the long run and the admissions committee will probably rely heavily on my student interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/04/2004

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