2018-2019 University of Southern California (Keck)

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  1. gyngyn

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    Short answer questions:
    The following questions allow the Admissions Committee to become acquainted with you as an individual. Please answer the questions in 3-5 sentences.
    What is the most fun you’ve had lately?
    If you had to give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
    If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations?
    Describe a situation in which you didn’t get something you felt you deserved.

    Essay question:
    If you had the power to change anything, what would it be?
    Please answer the question in 150 words or less.


    Good luck to everyone applying!

    Interview Feedback: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
     
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  2. FigmundSreud

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    Could someone explain the HTE program in more detail? If a big part of our primary app is "tech-oriented", would it be expected we apply to HTE as well?
     
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    Secondary received!
    Short answer questions:
    The following questions allow the Admissions Committee to become acquainted with you as an individual. Please answer the questions in 3-5 sentences.
    What is the most fun you’ve had lately?
    If you had to give yourself a nickname, what would it be?
    If you had enormous wealth, how would you allocate your charitable donations?
    Describe a situation in which you didn’t get something you felt you deserved.

    Essay question:
    If you had the power to change anything, what would it be?

    Please answer the question in 150 words or less.
     
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  4. dyingtobemd23

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    did you have issues on the 2 multiple choice questions under the short answer tab? it isn't saving the responses for me, but everything else is saving
     
  5. Lucca

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    does Keck screen? I haven't received this one yet.
     
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    I'm right there with you. According to this insane post, there is no screen.
     
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    wow thats a high effort post, thanks for the link. Probably just need to be patient then
     
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    From years past, it seems as though USC-Keck is willing to review applications for interview invite considerations that are incomplete? I am having some problems with my committee letter so I might not "complete" till ~August but wondering if I submit everything else early whether or not they would actually review my application before the letter.
     
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    Waiting on my transcripts to get verified but Keck is an absolute dream for me! Hoping they show me some IS love :) (cGPA/sGPA: 3.7/3.73 / 512 MCAT)
     
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    I've heard that pre-completion review is generally for super high stats but I could be wrong
     
  11. premedthrowaway

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    Still nothing from Keck ahhhh
     
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    Should I be concerned if I haven't received a secondary yet? I know it's supposed to be automatic? Primary submitted 6/03, verified 6/19.
     
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    I was verified 6/13 and still nothing from USC. LM 77. Guess we just have to wait....
     
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    What are you guys thinking about putting for the "What is the most fun you've had lately" question? I have a few ideas, 1 being amusic course i too where i learned to play the filipino guitar lol
     
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    Just be honest. I would honestly try to make it as far away from school as possible. As long as it's not binge drinking with the frat bros pretty much anything will suffice. I think they just want to know you're a human who has fun outside of school
     
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    Wow Keck has some fun secondaries!
     
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    Anybody else still waiting for this secondary?
     
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    Yes! And very impatiently, I might add :p
     
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    Those who submitted, are you still getting application NOT complete under status tab in the portal. In the confirmation email, "Your application will be considered complete once your LORs have been received" LORs in AMCAS, so what the hell?
     
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    Submitted today and getting this message, they might not have downloaded them yet?
     
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    yea, Im having the same issue. AAMC says to wait a week then contact the school directly
     
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    Anyone else not receive a secondary yet?
     
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    yah im still waiting on this one
     
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    May throw my hat in even tho Im OOS. 511/3.6 so my stats are on the lower end but the secondary seems fun and the school seemed really cool. Do they have a research focus or more about community?
     
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    Still waiting
     
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    +1
     
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    Yep. I’m surprised I got UCSD’s before USC
     
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    For those who did not receive it. I would mention I did not find mine in my inbox until I searched "secondary" on mail app. Turns out, I received it in Junk, then it was moved to trash for some reason. Just an FYI
     
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    +1 Still waiting
     
  30. penciltopaper

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    Just received secondary (2:00pm pst)
     
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    +1 at ~2:40pm PST
     
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    Has any OOS applicant gotten this secondary yet?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    got the secondary a few minutes ago, OOS / MD/PhD app
     
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    Just got my secondary as well, OOS regular MD. Maybe they're sending them out in small waves to prevent everyone rushing to their server at once?
     
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    Secondary received. IS, regular MD.

    Is the question "Are you a member of a group that is under-represented in medicine?" based off of Keck's definition or AAMC's? According to Keck's policy, only Black and Hispanic students are considered UIM. I find this interesting since Native American/Alaskan Native isn't included.
     
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    I didn't get an email after submitting my app, other than a payment receipt. Anyone else?
     
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    I received an email with the title saying "Keck School of Medicine: Supplemental Application Received". But, I still haven't been marked as complete.
     
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    I'm the opposite, my application is marked as complete but I didn't get an email. Weird.
     
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    I got an email for being complete fwiw.
     
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    hmm.. how soon after you submitted were you marked as complete? I emailed them today about it.
     
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    just got it woot
     
  43. Lucca

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    I think a few minutes
     
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    finally got the secondary!
     
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    lol alright I'll call tomorrow then.
     
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    I'm starting to debate responding to the prompt about a nickname with some nickname pertaining to insanity and explaining that the question made me second-guess everything I know and now I feel like a crazy person lol. That would be the honest answer!
     
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    I read somewhere that USC's Associate Dean of Admissions personally reads all secondaries before either acceptance or II (forget which, I think it's acceptance). This is probably why they're so short!

    On a related note, they seem pretty relaxed about LoR requirements. I'm thinking of submitting three individual letters instead of waiting another 3 weeks for my committee letter. Is this a good idea?

    EDIT: I'm just gonna submit three letters! Might as well, I have a good feeling about this school and I'm anxious to have a complete application already. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
     
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    Bored incoming MS2 here! Let me know if y’all have any questions! Keck is awesome. Come here if you’re accepted. We’re the best. :hello:
     
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    For the question regarding making a nickname, should we explain why we chose that nickname?
     
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    There is also
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