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  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Charleston
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?

9 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?

Open file

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

"what are your strengths/weaknesses? tell me about leadership experiences...how would you be an asset? the usual..." Report Response

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

"a question regarding the gardasil vaccine and the issues surrounding giving it to pubescent girls- to see if i was comfortable talking about those issues" Report Response

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

"tell me about yourself, tell me about your family, what do you want me to relay to the admissions committee?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You're in a crayon box...What color are you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A patient scenario: Diagnose someone w/DM Type 2...7 years later, not a thing has changed. In fact, things are worse, the patient is resistant to any lifestyle modifications, doesn't care about the later sequelae of DM/if they die, etc. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Used this website, went over my app, did a mock interview, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"That both interviewers mentioned MUSC works to keep you in the program and not to discourage you or anything of the sort. They want to help you become an MD." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing comes to mind right away." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"you get hot walking around on the tour! dress for the weather" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not terribly nerve-wracking. I had an outside interview w/an alumni (who knew nothing about me and told me his purpose was just to get to know me as a person and to find out if he could see me as a future colleague) before my interview day at MUSC. out of the 3 interviews: 1 conversational and the others more structured. 1 had lots of patient scenarios. everyone is very kind and calming" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/07/2007

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

9 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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