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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What are your greatest strengths and weknesses?" Report Response

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

"What are the greatest challenges in the medical profession?" Report Response

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

"Why USC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A specific clinical question about organ transplant (which I work in) because the interviewer legitimately wanted to know." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"It is always tough to answer what your greatest weaknesses and strengths are." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website and this site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was actually very pleasantly surprised. The new county hospital is amazing. There really is early clinical exposure and many mentoring opportunities. I like the mix of lectures, small group study and clinical exposure for the curriculum. The hospital and school are in the same location. The students are very down to earth and seem genuinely happy. There is a good international program. The staff seems eager to help the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I personally don't like LA and the tuition is very expensive. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did know that the traffic is awful and to allow a lot of time to get to the interview, but if you don't know the area, keep this in mind. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Honestly, going into the interview I did not have a positive attitude because I never like USC undergrad or LA. I was really surprised. The school offers some great programs and solid training. It is one of the few schools that legitimately offers early clinical exposure and not just to standardized patients. I never thought I would consider being in LA or at USC, but i think i really could be happy there. I still wont cheer for the Trojans though!" 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?

10 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

LAX

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2008

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?

2 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"No suggestions, just a comment about how great Stephanie was for taking me on the tour herself when" Report Response

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