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  • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

40 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think working with underserved groups is important as a physician?" Report Response

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

"Why USC? Why not UCLA or UCSF" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Student: Why do you think working with underserved groups is important as a physician? Why do you care? Faculty: What do you think will be your biggest challenge as a physician? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who is your favorite ball player?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my 5th interview, but I read SDN each time and research the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that you can get so much clinical experience during your first two years. You will see EVERYTHING working in the County Hospital. The grading system is pass/fail. There are so many opportunities to go abroad that the school funds. There is a brand new county hospital and it is beautiful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that I may have to take $70,000 in loans to cover one year of expenses. :( The campus is not aesthetically pleasing and is in a low income area (This did not really phase me much because I am from LA and it was nothing that was new to me. If you are not accustomed to seeing an inner city area, then it may bother you)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The traffic would be so bad. Give yourself lots of time to get there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"USC is a great school. It is one of my top choices. The faculty and resources available to the students are outstanding. This school is not as research oriented as some other schools, but if research is not your thing then this place is an amazing institute to train in order to become a quality physician." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

0-1 hour

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?

11/18/2008

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?

3 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make the Financial Aid Workshop longer, but other than that they were great." Report Response

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