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  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Mobile
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

3

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)?

"Why South? (especially since I was out of state)" Report Response

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

"What do you want me to emphasize to the commitee tonight?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your research. (nothing really too interesting)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Medical school is pretty hard, give one example from your experiences as an undergraduate that will help demonstrate you can handle the heavy load." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Going over application, SDN, reading about current events, reviewing ethical questions, reading Understanding Health Policy by T. Bodenheimer" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that their curriculum is board focused so most of their students score very well on the USMLE 1. The facilities are also being reconstructed this summer. The three major hospitals are also a big plus." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of exposure to medical students/facilities, lack of information provided about curriculum (not on webpage either). Lack of organization by USA administration also detracted from my impression of the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The application stage is 30% GPA, 30% MCAT, and 40% interview. The admissions commitee makes their decision the night of the interview. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole experience is really laid back, everyone is easy to talk to. The interview isn't hard at all - they mostly asked questions from my application. Not one ethical question!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

MOB

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Ashbury Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/15/2006

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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