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  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"I see you are the president of Alpha Epsilon Delta, exactly what have you done as president so far? (specific achievements)" Report Response

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

"On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your effort you had to put into your undergrad work to get your grades? " Report Response

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

"What will you do if you are not accepted into medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"..I was out of state with a connection of my father attending med school, residency, and graduate work at USC SOM so it was clear he is a doctor... "What quality do you have that will make you a better doctor than your father?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Your personal statement said you knew you wanted to be a doctor since childhood. Why and how did you know?" This doesn't seem like a difficult question, but she kept on saying my answer was not enough to separate my choice of entering the medical field from being a therapist...? I had to elaborate three times and still don't think she was convinced..!! Just be prepared to have a unique and specific reason." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN.. None of the preparation truely prepared me for the questions I was asked and I wish I had not wasted so much time.. Interviews are to figure out how you think so my advice is know yourself very well and be able to explain anything about you or your beliefs (if that makes since).. Just do what you need to do to be confident about yourself and your decision because no two interviews are the same so you cant predict anything!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amazing campus and how enthusiastic the people were about their school!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That my first interviewer was a 2nd yr student.. There are 2 2nd yr and 2 4th yr students on the committee. How a student who has only been there for 2 years gets just as much pull as a professor thats been there for 30 I dont know." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Once the interviews start there is no time to breathe between the two interviews and the "cookie social". That all lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes and no time is given in between AT ALL" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You start with lunch with some students. Enjoy this time that has no effect on there decision to relax and get comfortable. Then came a 30 minute interview. NO Break. Another 30 minute interview. NO break. A 15 minute social with the whole committee. (Talk to as many as you can, the time goes quickly!) Then the committee goes to vote on you and the part that decides your acceptance is done! Before and after that period is spent with non committee students and has no pull toward your decision...." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hampton Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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