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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

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 yourself" Report Response

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

"Why USC? " Report Response

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

"Why medicine today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think illegal immigrants should be given free healthcare?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why medicine today when there are so many troubles that come along with it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, NY times, Health policy, ethics and other interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school has an amazing trauma center and lots of exposure opportunities with in the first 2 years. Students said that they often do cool procedures as a student because of how busy it is. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The County hospital seem dangerous considering you need metal detectors to enter the building. Lots of security staff made it feel like a jail and not a hospital. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"LA traffic sucks and Public transportation is awful. You need to have a car if you go and parking is very expensive. An expensive school and area overall. you need to know SPANISH if you want to be effective there!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You start the day around 11 am with a tour and then an AWESOME LUNCH! Then you go to the interviews which are close file and you really need to bring up what your strong points are because they have not read your application. The interviews are fairly conversational but just make sure that you talk about your strong points because the know NOTHING about you!" 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?

4-6 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?

LAX

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/29/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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