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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?

7 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)?

"Tell me about yourself (both asked this)" Report Response

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

"Tell me a time when you worked with a group and had to overcome a problem by working together" Report Response

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

"What is your take on the current healthcare system and the general trend that it is moving?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Don't worry about the ethical aspect, but how would you handle having to tell a pregnant woman that her baby could have down syndrome?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your take on the current healthcare system and the general trend that it is moving? What would you like to fix, or what are possible problem areas?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went on their website (not very helpful), went on interview feedback, read my secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"People are happy, heavy emphasis on clinical proficiency, multiple dual degree programs and certificate programs" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not the biggest fan of the location, not many places to eat according to my student interviewer, its not near the undergraduate campus" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Each interview is about an hour long, during which a lot of the time is "do you have questions for me". Compared to my other interviews, I would recommend getting even more questions (More than the general rule of thumb which is 3-5)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think its a good school, and I wouldn't mind going here, but there's nothing that wows me. It has a good curriculum, good students, but a poor location. The best thing about it I think is the LAC Hospital and the multiple other affiliated hospitals" 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?

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?

Other

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?

10/14/2011

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?

3 out of 10

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

7 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?

"More info at the info sessions. The financial aid session was longer than the introduction to the school" Report Response

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