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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 would USC pick you over another, analogous student?" Report Response

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

"Why USC? What school is your top choice right now?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If your best friend were here with us, what would he/she say about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Ate burritos and ceviche!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The weather, the school is nice looking and LA county hospital looks like an interesting place to work. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students seemed to be a little on the young side and I didn't see myself having much in common with a lot of them (other than medicine). The area around the school isn't the greatest. I also feel that living out in East LA is going to isolate me from all my friends in West LA and the beach. Lastly, they don't have a true pass/fail system (honors, pass, fail)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How long it would take to get to the beach from USC--3 hours by bus!!!. Yes, I took the bus. Big mistake." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the interview experience was nice. I loved the weather and liked the school but I didn't care much for East and Downtown LA. Transportation in the city is a big concern of mine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LGB

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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