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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What will you do if you are not accepted to medical school? and Why should we accept you?" Report Response

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

"What are your views on stem cell research?" Report Response

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

"Why Medicine? (I'm a public health major so I had to explain how my desires to be a physician were any different than being a public health specialist." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you want me to say about you to the admissions committee to persuade them to accept you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think physicians should be involved in politics? Why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Reviewed potential questions posted by undergraduate school, Spoke with Director of Admissions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"USC school of Medicine is updating the technology and facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the students that eat lunch with you before the interviews wasn't very enthusiastic about the school. She also did the tour which made it even worse." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't stress out about the interviews too much. The environment was very laid-back and you are helped during the time to meet the admissions committee." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was first taken to the student lounge where I met other applicants. We then had lunch with current students. After lunch we went to listen to a professor talk about the school (actually interesting). Following this, we were taken to our interviews and then went back to the student lounge to meet all the admissions committee. Then we talked about financial aid and took a tour with a 2nd year student." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/01/2006

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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