I'm not sure how everywhere else works but U. South Carolina had one part of the interview process I was not prepared for. Lunch with Med Students, Speech by head of admissions, two interviews, then cookie time. My second interviewer told me that "cookie time" is really speed dating for the admissions committee. You have right at 5 minutes to meet and make a personal impression on the rest of the committee... about 20-25. It was awful, I am bad at getting out of long winded conversations and I had a leach that would just follow me around and steal my conversations. She was a well endowed Blonde applicant and for some reason all these old docs prefered to talk to her over me. Go figure. Do other schools put people through this part?