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USC-- post-interview

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by WaitingImpatiently, Jan 30, 2002.

  1. WaitingImpatiently

    WaitingImpatiently Long Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Hello from a newbie!

    One of the earlier posts mentioned that USC takes a few applicants immediately (~4 wks) after the interview. My question is, how many? I mean, my interview day had 10 applicants. Does the ADCOM take a couple from each pool of 10, or a few from all the interviews in a whole month? Also, who gets taken? Is it the first few qualified applicants they review, or only the "super" applicants (ie. the ones that end up at UCSF anyway)?

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  3. EpiII

    EpiII Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 26, 2001
    I am no expert, but since they constantly tell us on the phone that they are not on a rolling admissions basis, I do not think they take people from each group of interviewees.

    I think that initial group could be people from their Bachelors-MD program or MD-PhD folks or maybe even children of alumni or major donors, etc.

    I also could be all wrong :) I seriously doubt they take folks from each day though, that is a rolling admissions system which they say they do not have.
  4. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2001
    Los Angeles
    may I ask how long you had to wait after submitting your secondary about an interview notice? thanks
  5. Darwin

    Darwin 10+ Year Member

    Aug 18, 2001
    HMS Beagle
    Hey Epi- I am none of those and got accepted mid December. I asked the office staff as to why I got the acceptance since they are non-rolling, and one of the nice ladies simply told me that (up to that point) they had accepted 10-15 "exceptional" candidates. I had no idea I was "exceptional" in anyone's eyes (except for my mothers :D ) I guess that was nice to hear. I don't know how many more they are planning on accepting "early", but I wouldn't worry as I wouldn't guess that it's too many. Most of their acceptances will come in April when everyone is done interviewing. Take care.

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