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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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)?

"What will you do if you dont get accepted to medical school? " Report Response

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

"How is your day going? What have you done so far? What do you think?" Report Response

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

"What do you do outside of medicine, what are your hobbies, what do you do for fun. What do you do with your friends?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about nationalized healthcare?- I wasn't sure if I should tell the majority view that I thought they wanted to hear or a more nuanced view with political and economic realities" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read USC website and brochures, SDN, propaganda mailed from school, stayed with student friend. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student interviewer was geniunely friendly and happy; weather was good, lunch was good- (I wonder if I'll ever eat there again?:)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"traffic (very bad), county hospital, and the campus- my friend I stayed with told me you must know spanish and the doctors are not enthusiastic about working with the poor. like everyone says it seems like a miserable place to spend four years (sorry)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how to get from the medical school to the main campus. I like the main campus (where my interviewer was an undergrad) much more but I guess people don't commute between the two. You must have a car in LA." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was nervous since it was my first interview, but I think I did OK. If you can, try and sit in on a class- the lecture hall seemed a little small - students were sitting on the steps. They say they are increasing the class size but I dont know where they'll fit the new students. The MDLs seemed ok. I interviewed with a student and a faculty member, both were laid back like everyone says and conversational. I asked about USMLE board scores- student said she wasn't sure but they were around the national mean" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

2 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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