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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?

9 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?

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)?

"tell me about any research experience you've had as an undergraduate." Report Response

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

"tell me about your upbringing and how you came to choose your undergraduate school." Report Response

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

"what do you find appealing about the keck school of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"how do you feel your social science background will be to your advantage/disadvantage in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what are your thoughts on nationalized healthcare?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked over secondary, browsed student doctor feedbacks." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students all seemed to be very enthusiastic and happy about usc, genuinely. i did not know this, but keck uses pass/fail only during the first two years of basic science, so it eliminates competition in the class and students seem very close and supportive of one another. the usc health science campus itself is very nice, and they are opening up the new l.a. county hospital next year. the lunch was awesome and the tour was the best i have been on. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"there is no way around it, the surrounding area is miserable and its a shame that it is so disconnected from usc's main campus." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the interview day seems a little bit disorganized as it approaches because you have no idea about what you need to do until you call the school and your faculty interviewer the day before to confirm, but once i was there it was the most impressive interview day i have had thusfar. my faculty interviewer was 30 minutes late, but she was very apologetic about it and we hit it off nicely. the interview is closed file, so you talk about your background and interests before you get into anything heavy. it was very conversational. my student interview was with a second year and she was awesome. she tried to engage me on my interests and i felt like i was sitting at a coffee shop with a friend moreso than having an admissions interview. she answered all my questions and made a very positive impression on me about the attitude of most keck students and the comradery of the class. the tour was the best i have been on and gave us a look at the medical school, the health science campus, and county hospital. the tour guides were very open and encouraging. the lunch was unbelievable, period. bottom line: i was impressed and my opinion of keck is much more favorable than it was before. i heard horror stories about county hospital, but one of the students put it best whan they said that the diversity of cases that they see at county can prepare you for anything in medicine. the surrounding area is not nice, but the health science campus itself (which is huge) is very attractive, new, and safe." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2005

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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