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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?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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)?

"What is something that you'd want me to tell the other committee members about you that is not covered in your application or that I haven't already asked you about?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

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

"What was the neatest thing you saw during your shadowing experiences?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did you study for the MCAT?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If the president called you and asked you to fix the health care problem, what would you tell him?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN,read other websites, reviewed questions and my application, video-taped myself answering questions, mock interview that was recorded for review" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I heard from several students that the school has a family-type atmosphere in which the faculty members are very helpful. The letter grade system made me fear that students might be highly competitive, but the current students said that their classmates were actually very helpful to one another (most likely due to the small class size and family-type feeling). Each class member has a mentor from the class that is a year ahead; there are many opportunities to get involved in student organizations and extracurricular activities; med students have access to the school basically at all times." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The only thing I can think of is that it was really cold in the hallway during the tour, but it is winter...couldn't hold that against them! :)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had done some research about the process at this school, so I didn't really experience any surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrive early, come prepared, talk with people during cookie time, and try not to stress! In general, it seems like this school is more interested in getting to know you apart from what they have seen on paper, not in grilling you about controversial issues. I carried some mints for after lunch. Also, ladies, since you can carry a purse...I packed an extra pair of hose, a small brush, lip gloss, and headache/stomach medicine just in case. I only used the lip gloss after lunch, but you never know!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/03/2010

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 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?

"Everyone is really helpful and welcoming." Report Response

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