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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?

1 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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Tell me about your leadership experiences." Report Response

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

"If you don't get in this year, what are your plans?" Report Response

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

"At what point did you decide you wanted to switch careers and go into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is your favorite musical artist?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I talked with the associate dean of admissions, residents that work on my floor, other applicants who had just interviewed at the same school. I did a mini mock interview over the phone with admissions counselors at other schools that I knew personally. I did interview questions with friends and family to practice talking about myself. I slept well the night before, ironed my clothes and had a delicious breakfast to put me in a good mood. Also some meditation and deep breathing to stay calm and positive throughout the interview day." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"MUSC involves their students and alumni in the interview process. My first interviewer was a practicing surgeon who had graduated from MUSC, and my third interviewer was a 4th year medical student. I think this shows how much MUSC values the opinions and judgement of their students and made me want to be a part of their school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, I had such a positive experience all around. If I were to be extremely nit picky, I would say I wish my interview schedule had allowed for a longer tour of the facilities and more time to talk with my 2nd year student tour guide." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that my first interview with the "outside physician" was going to be a blind interview. (He knew nothing about me other than I had earned an interview invitation.) He did tell me right at the beginning of the interview, but I think I would have come into the interview with a slightly different approach." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I received an acceptance letter and have decided to attend MUSC. If my medical school experience is anything like the admissions process, I am sure I've found the right place." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2014

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I had a very positive experience throughout the admissions process with MUSC. The associate dean of admissions is very accessible and helpful at every point. She and her team provide clear information and communication and will go the extra mile to help you be the best candidate possible." Report Response

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