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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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

55 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What would you have done differently at [undergrad college]?" Report Response

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

"What draws you to USCSOM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you interested in medical activism or law?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should I tell the evaluation committee about you when we meet?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school's webpage (not up-to-date), SDN, The Medical School Interview (great book)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Ultrasound Institute, warm and friendly students and staff, strong sense of community and camaraderie" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You're assigned letter grades, out-dated facilities, traditional 2-year preclinical curriculum, Columbia area is a bit sketchy, not impressed by adjacent VA hospital" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How laid back and easy this day would be!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Wonderful school if you want to go into primary care or internal medicine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/11/2017

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

6 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

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Do a better job with the Ultrasound Institute demonstration. The M2s on my tour did their best, but a demonstration from an instructor would be much better and more impressive." Report Response

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