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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"what is your definition of the health care crisis?" Report Response

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

"What are some solutions?" Report Response

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

"(please read the most difficult question asked above!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your definition of ''health care crisis''? What can be done about it/solutions?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You are a physician who just diagnosed an elderly man of pancreatic cancer. You are about to walk into the room to tell the patient, but just then the man's daughter (who is Asian), tells you that it is not in their culture for the elderly to find out they are sick. She asks you to tell her everything and not reveal to her father that he is sick. What would you do?....Now you are in the room with him, and he asks you, doc what do I have? What would you say?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read this forum, did google searches for interview questions, read up on tort reform and healthcare crisis information" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was definitely friendly, but then again they seem friendly at every school!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Their work-out facility...small and looks uninviting!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing...I read this forum about the school and knew what to expect. I will echo what is alreay written and say that while the med students were giving us a tour, the admissions committee met right then and there to decide who they wanted to accept! Letters should go out soon..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Starts with lunch for an hour, then two 30 minute interviews back-to-back. The interviewers get right down to business and start asking quality questions. after the interviews, the med students take you on tour and while on tour...the committee meets! ahh, nerve-wrecking! overall, good experience and i enjoyed meeting everyone and they were very helpful and friendly!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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