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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Say a man with HIV comes in and is on medicaid for his treatment. He also gets a disability check every month. However, you know he is controlling his HIV very well, and goes to work out 45 minutes at the gym everyday, so he is clearly not disabled. What do you do? " Report Response

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

"What draws you to South Carolina? " Report Response

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

"How would you deal with conflict in a real situation, such as with an angry patient?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of my interviewers started talking about a documentary on Rome when I mentioned my interest in history. Had I seen it, I'm sure the conversation would have been much more interesting. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If the admissions committee asks me why we should accept you, what should I tell them? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, mostly. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed very laid back. They were completely willing to answer our questions, no matter what they were. There was also a great feeling of satisfaction." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The shortness of the cookie time, and the chaos of it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They're really looking for more diversity in their class, but are restricted by the fact that they have to accept mostly out of state applicants. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a great experience. Since we were the first group to interview, they had two interviewers per session, one old members of the admissions committee, and one new member of the admissions committee. The interviews were nice and conversational as well, and the adcom meets right after cookie time to decide your fate. The food was good too. Overall, I was very impressed. " 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?

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

CAE

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2007

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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