I would say beyond the location being amazing, South's strengths include the ALE's, S/P events, and rotation site flexibility! We have the opportunity each quarter to go to a different site, similar to a mini rotation with a preceptor, and develop our interviewing and clinical skills with real patients! Similar to this, we have the S/P (standardized patient) events at a local hospital that provide a full patient simulation experience, including taking a full history, physical exam, and making a diagnosis. These events are recorded and we are able to review our videos in order to improve on our history taking and physical exam skills. Lastly, I mentioned rotation sites because we have the opportunity to set up our own locations if we so desire. Additionally we have many locations and preceptors to choose from.
The faculty is amazing, super supportive, have an awesome open door policy, and are attentive to each student and their needs! We have "small groups" (groups of 6-10 students) who are assigned a particular faculty member who will serve as their individual mentor and provide direction for the duration of our time at South and beyond.
Cadaver lab is located at a local hospital. We use it for our anatomy lab in quarters 1 and 2.
Interviews were super relaxed. Just be yourself, ask any questions you have, and of course be prepared to answer common interview questions. The more prepared, the more at ease you will feel. Don't forget that you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you! Having that mentality made everything seem a little less daunting when I was going through the process.
Good luck!! :)