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  • Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boca Raton
Individual Feedback 2 44 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 40
Negatively 0
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.34 41

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.64 44

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 44

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 9
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 10
50 minutes 12
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 8

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 41
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 41
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 39
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.41 41

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Describe a time when someone asked you for advice" More from this Member | Report Response

"6 behavioural based questions in the vein of "tell me a time when..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked specifics from my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the pivotal event that made you decide to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle being late?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the research thatt you did" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me of a time when you made a decision, only later to find out you broke a rule or went against a policy - what did you do? How did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine? What's unique about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I met with 2 interviewers - the first was primarily concerned with reviewing my file (academics, extracurriculars, clinical experiences), while the second asked a series of personality and ethical questions. Both were very relaxed and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the most influential person in your decision to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you decided on medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering all of your traveling and international experiences, will this place be too small for you - will you be happy at this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A situation question regarding what I would do if someone was acting unprofessional in the workplace environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with failure? Tell me about a time that you were criticized and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't really any questions per se, just an honest conversation about my background and what the school has to offer. My interviewer did a lot of the talking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think doctors have to be honest 100% of the time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you were in a PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was paired with a suregeon who was from the area where I am from. He asked me if I knew a specific hospital. Then he proceded to describe his time there." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you reach to this point on your journey to becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, Why Miami at Boca Raton, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Should you always tell patients the 100% truth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your surfing trips?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you worked in two labs. Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something interesting about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parent's education and how they did or did not influence you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you work/learn well in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your shadowing experience like with Dr. ____? (a few doctors)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and how you came to your decision about medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to go to school back home or why do you want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your role in a group setting? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you witnessed something unprofessional" More from this Member | Report Response

"6 behavioural based questions in the vein of "tell me a time when..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of Dr. do you see yourself being?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if you see someone cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is one of the problems with the healthcare system today" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have overcome many hardships in your life - are you sure you want to endure 4 more years of financial hardship while you are in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk a little about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked follow up questions about my volunteer activities. "how is this person(someone I tutored) doing?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you find most challenging/difficult about XX activity? (activity on application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was a role model physician to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspects of your personality won't go well with our curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my application/ECs" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought on this epiphany to start studying medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you can add to the diversity of the class" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few ethics questions, including: What would you do if you saw a nurse about to give a patient the wrong med? What would you do if your attending physician was about to mistakenly release someone (i.e. commit malpractice)? What would you do if you saw a fellow student cheat on a test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest fear regarding medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to get out of your medical educcation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will handle the PBL curriculum here? Do you have any experience with PBL-style learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering you are changing careers, are you really committed to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a leader of a team, how did you determine responsibilities for each team member?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it take to be a good leader? Tell me about your leadership experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be a leader, how have you demonstrated those qualities, and tell me about an example of a doctor you know who is a leader and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to FL and to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what sorority did your mom belong?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you different from other students? How will this medical school benefit from accepting you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why types of leadership activities have you done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about having to work at the Health Department once a week?(I think this is part of the new curriculum)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problem in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you had difficulty working in a group" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you witnessed some one do something inappropriate and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time in your life when you were at your best" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had a patient diagnosed with cancer that clearly was invasive; and his wife and son asked you not to tell the patient the truth of his diagnosis - what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about one of your clinical experiences that left an impression on you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why FAU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you offered to the people? (Regarding an international health related internship)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you fit with the school's particular curriculum and community - what will you bring to the class of 2015?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of personal questions regarding my application, clinical and research experience. They knew my application better than any other school that I've been to! They really want to know how you think and study to determine if you will be a good fit for the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our school is focused on clinical experience. What are your future goals? (I have a lot of research experience)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your classmates is pulling down the team will you confront him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you dealt with a situation where you were disappointed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to know about UMMSM @ FAU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you thinking about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is important to you in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most unique thing about your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever taken initiative to do something?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to do your undergraduate studies where you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had $20 million, would you spend $100, 000 on a watch (in reference to a side discussion with my interviewer about a really fancy watch)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences and what you learned from them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are advantages of working alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your husband." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to attend classes at the FAU campus instead of the Miami campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/Weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions are all "behavioral" so not like typical "tell me about yourself" style medical school interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you became overwhelmed at school and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The previous question - about a patient with cancer, and his wife and son requesting you not tell the patient the truth about his diagnosis - what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The situation-behavioral questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness of yours and how do you try and overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your (research experience/honors thesis/other major activity)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After the listed questions, the interview opened it up for me to ask as many questions as I wanted. No questions were asked about my app - I think they just want to get to know your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think doctors should always be honest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it essential for a physician to be 100% honest with his patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you can add to the diversity of the class" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational interview. Just trying to get to know you and see if you are a good fit for their unique program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could spend 20 minutes talking to anyone in history, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real surprise questions that I thought were really ''interesting''." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with one person and ask them anything, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a member of the group you are in is not doing his/her part for the project, what would you do to make sure the project gets done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet any person in history, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which school will you choose if you get in to all of the schools at which you interviewed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the disadvantage to having such a small class size?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you want to work with underserved or uninsured populations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Has your experience as a server changed or impacted how you view people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about ''VIP'' doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you rely on your parents for advice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If they passed a law stating that you were not allowed to practice medicine what would you do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a time when someone asked you for advice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining a gap in my clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you when you have no research and other candidates do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As I am an alternative pathway applicant, I was asked about my projected age for retirement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time when you saw something that was wrong, and how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you explain why you lost focus on your academics your xxx year of college? (paraphrase)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the failure or personality one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think doctors have to be honest 100% of the time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change if you could live your life over again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If one of your classmates is pulling down the team will you confront him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of a time when you made a sacrifice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Should you always tell patients the 100% truth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you at a disadvantage considered you are older than the traditional applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above- it was very laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time when you have been disappointed and how have you dealt with disappointment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a meaningful medical experience you had while shadowing? What would you have done if you were the doctor? Could you have done things better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"The same." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would the medical school at FAU benefit from accepting you into our class? What sets you apart?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do so poorly on the verbal reasoning section of the MCAT? (it was the last question while we were walking back and caught me off guard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you planning on paying for medical school? How do you feel about the financial burden you will have after medical school? How do you plan on paying this back? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked up behavioral style interview questions, went over my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my app and prepared for the most common interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about school, reread application, mock interview, researched sample questions, talked to myself in the car, told myself I am a perfectly good applicant and not to worry!" More from this Member | Report Response

"By cultivating mindfulness and self-confidence through meditation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with friends and SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"I asked others who had previously interviewed what questions they were asked, I reviewed the school website on more than one occasion, and I read articles on problem based learning vs. didactic teaching." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with friends/parents, looked over AMCAS and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my secondary application and read their website again" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my primary and secondary applications and prepared for common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread primary and secondary. Prepared to answer why medicine? why FAU? why now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions in my room; read through my own AMCAS and secondaries; read through everything on their website; google searches." More from this Member | Report Response

"Followed the schools progress in the news, read everything on the website,and searched for threads on SDN about why UMiami students decided to study here when it was a regional campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, school website, previous interviews. Refreshed on healthcare news, but it wasn't necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Read over my app, mock interview, other interviews, read up AMA Virtual Mentor on ethics, practiced responses to strength/weakness type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, talk to current medical school students, pre-professional committee and other online resources." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"previous interviews, SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, primary, secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practiced the "tell me about yourself/research" questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my file, SDN, researched current healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review of AMCAS/secondary, thought out some specific questions (wasn't asked them)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Getting potential Qs from SDN interview feedback database; mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, friends, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over my app, went over pre-prepared answers to potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my AMCAS and secondary, researched the school on it's website, talked to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school on the website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, other interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read the school website, re-read all my applications, wikipedia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my file over, and worked on key points for certain questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading up on school, reviewing my application, worked out the evening before (to help me fall asleep)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, Secondary App" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Miami website..reviewing my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on my file and the school" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seem really excited about the school and have a lot of resources to help them through it." More from this Member | Report Response

"small group dynamic and PBL" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely caring faculty, incredible curriculum, small class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small class size." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The community atmosphere I encountered throughout the day. Every session I attended, every person I met - I was greeted with the same warmth and friendliness. The community based emphasis was conveyed in every aspect - it truly was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's curriculum, small classes, emphasis on interactive learning for years 1 and 2 (opposed to lecture)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I like that they are committed to keeping a small class size (64). You can tell that all the students get a lot of personal attention and that student involvement is a very important part of their curriculum. All the students have their own personal desk in the medical building and their is a lot of collaboration not only between the medical students but also with other graduate school departments." More from this Member | Report Response

"We probably met half of the admissions committee including several of the deans." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum. The small class size. The philosophy of learning/education. The people." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's impressive curriculum. The school's impressive small class size. The friendliness and community in all the faculty and hospital workers." More from this Member | Report Response

"FAU is by far the most organized school that I've had the pleasure of interviewing at. The responsiveness, speed, and enthusiasm is clear in everything they do. I was blown away at the interview day. The interview day is set up like a second-look event. They take you to see the Boca Raton Hospital and the Simulation Center! Get ready to be impressed. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! Students are some of the happiest and friendliest that I've seen. One told us about her pregnancy; the faculty threw her a baby shower and the schools substituted neurology for psychiatry so that timing would work out. Another just got back from Greece with her family - she skipped a few cardiology courses to do it. The school obviously cares about students, and very strong student-faculty relationship (lots of formal and informal mentoring). Curriculum is great - lots of hands-on work early on. Simulation lab and facilities are high tech and new. Students have "nerderies," office-like rooms where they have their own computers/desks. Students work directly with faculty at rotations and are given tons of responsibility - you're set up to succeed in residency. PBL groups are small (1 faculty + 8 students) and everything is very interactive. Good opportunities for international programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty is tremendously engaged and cares a lot about the program and the students. there is a lot of emphasis on clinical exposure and the program allows you a lot of hands-on opportunities that you probably wouldn't get elsewhere. i also like the innovative curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty, staff, facilities, curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Sim Lab. The students' enthusiasm. The Nintendo Wii's in all the lounges. The anatomy lab. The hospital. The docs at the clerkship." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, awesome commitment from the faculty. Great location. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff was genuinely interested in our jounrey to becoming a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class size means lots of individualized attention. PBL is a huge part of the curriculum and the whole thing seems set up to make you think like a doctor, not just memorize. The simulation center was the best I've seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole experience was positive. I really liked the small class size, case based learning, and amazing clinical experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Simulation Center. Every School has Harvey mannequin, but UMMSM @ FAU has tons of these and other simulations "dolls". They are all about the simulatin center. They painstakingly paint the mannequins when necessary. If you are studying radiation exposure, they will paint on the burns etc. The simulation center was a highlight." More from this Member | Report Response

"The brand new campus (in fact, I think they're still remodeling) and the simulation lab. And every student gets their own cubicle-style desk in the medical school. The whole foods nearby has the cutest green wheely-carts. and the beach is really close! Faculty members seem to really care about the students and are always available. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I absolutely loved the school! The people were fantastic. The school itself is wonderful. The curriculum is very innovative and gives direct patient interaction early. They showed stats that kids do better on the Step 1 USMLE Boards than the kids in the Miami campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely beautiful facilities...And, a new teaching hospital is currently being constructed to be completed in 2011-2012. But, the community hospital is also state-of-the-art." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very impressive place. Everyone that we interacted with were really great people. The facilities are all brand new. I did not feel like I was being watched every second as I felt I was at other schools. These people were very genuine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic clinical opportunity. Awesome simulation center. Great curriculum structure. Small class size -- very high faculty:student ratio." More from this Member | Report Response

"(1) New sun-lit building (2) Small class size and confirmation of its advantages (3) Explanation of the special curriculum (4) Tour of Boca Raton Community hospital (5) Friendliness and positive testimonials of the students (6) Small group of interviewees, easy to interact" More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation center and the amount of contact med students get with the doctors" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very warm and relaxed. Great atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"small class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small size of the school allows for an incredibly small student-prof ratio, all of the facilities are brand new with this amazing simulation center. Students also get to become really involved with doc's at the hospitals early on. The current students also all seemed so happy to be there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small classes, the opportunties at the hospital. There are no intern program so med students do everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty is awesome. They're all very nice and down to earth. The facilities are brand new, and they're very conducive to med students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new buildings, small classes, new equipment, relaxed atmosphere, and opportunity to work with doctors (lack of competition from upper-classmen or residents)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, seemingly approachable faculty, student-faculty ratio, PBL, new curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were extremely friendly. My interviewer was excellent and knew so much about me before the interview started. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students have a lot of different opportunities in the community since they're the only medical students in the West Palm area. The school has a really nice simulation center, which you can start using as a second year. Everyone was really friendly. Also, I liked how each student had their own little cubicle with computer. The new curriculum sounds interesting (more PBL)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the students and faculty...the small class size (only 32 students), the nerderies, the simulation lab, the beautiful location/campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible learning environment! Only 32 students in each class and excellent access to professors. Facilities were also state of the art, and everyone at the hospital was very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"3rd and 4th year rotations are all over the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything else, maybe I came into the day with high expectations but I was much less impressed with what the school and the students considered their selling points than they were. Everything seemed pretty standard especially the sim lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities where messy. But it is very clear that the students USE all of the study rooms and work together, and that they have decent food options on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"They tell you the interviews are conversational, but I found myself on the defense frequently." More from this Member | Report Response

"I hate to be so one sided - but in all honesty I did not have a negative impression what so ever. It truly was an enjoyable experience and process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical school doesn't have its own campus (located on main campus)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are not provisionally accredited yet, however, they said they are confident that this is not an issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have very little love for non-residents. It is extremely expensive and as of now, they have no scholarship funds for non residents. They don't seem to be making an effort to get qualified non-residents to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tuition. Especially for out-of-state. . ." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"High cost of living. Also, campus is spread out and the hospitals are not close - you need a car. Poor public transportation." More from this Member | Report Response

"no opportunities for dual degrees, seems geared at physicians who want to be community-based clinicians" More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospitals were really far away" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient population, I couldn't read some of the students' personalities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Boca Raton hospital was a very quiet hospital with 90% elderly patients. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Somewhat primary care focused, so students who plan on specializing have to plan a little extra. Patients population is less diverse than most metro centers (though you can do some rotations at Jackson if you want to)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The population in Boca is no where near as diverse as Miami but I knew that going in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient population." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Less diverse patient population. A car is definitely required. Boca is great, but expensive (though they downplayed it a lot)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get to meet 1st year students who are the first batch to have all 4 years of their education at the regional campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"the lack of diversity at the hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"oddly, small class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"No teaching hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"This location is has a large elderly population and is more homogeneous culturally compared to Miami. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Boca Raton and the lack of patient diversity compared to the main campus. Cost of living." More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything negative. We got strarted a little late but it didn't affect our schedule much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It kind of reminded me of high school, since the class sizes were so small. Also, you don't have as many opportunites to work at Jackson." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a little disappointed to hear the strong emphasis on geriatrics..but what can you expect in Boca Raton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cost of living is really high in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"THEY ASK ONLY BEHAVIORAL STYLE QUESTIONS" More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would only be behavioral questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am not from Florida, I was expecting humidity, but I did not really know how to handle it. Ladies, research how to handle your hair and makeup in humidity. And everyone give yourself extra time to arrive and cool off inside before you have to enter the room with everyone else." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day starts before 10am - there is NO arrival time even though it will say it on the schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"To prepare more for the close of my career question. I've waited so long to get to this place, I simply assumed my career would end when I take my last breath." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school's first USMLE scores came back and the branch campus scored in the top 5% in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the students are married apparently (according to one student)." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the lowest stress interview day I've been on, so freaking out is not necessary. I didn't know they had a student host program." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much I would like the regional campus. I almost didn't come. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known more about the simulation center. That the patient population is so old (avg age = 7). Granted it is Boca Raton, but I still thought I would get a more diverse clinical experience. I wish I knoew more about how the University of Miami worked with FAU and what the "regional" campus really means." More from this Member | Report Response

"They're trying to expand the class to 64 students this year, but evidently that's what they told students last year as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They have breakfast and coffee for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned so many great things...kind of glad I had the kid in a candy store experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Boca is cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interviewer was." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interviewer was an Ohio State grad (and I'm a UF grad)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not order the sandwich with onions. They give you RED onions and your breath ends up...bleh (and I loved it so I ate it...bleh)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the school would be so gorgeous" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be breakfast! " More from this Member | Report Response

"They're changing their curriculum. It's going to be more PBL. Also, you have ot do most of your clinical rotations in the West Palm Beach area. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How long it would take me to drive from Miami to Boca...I got there an hour and a half early! But it was better than sitting in Miami morning rush hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not realize that I might get interview offers from both schools on consecutive days. I had to change my flight plans, but it was still cheaper than buying two tickets." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, campus, friendly environment, awesome simulation center." More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved it. They seem to really care about their students and to have an extremely well designed curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Know and believe that you are qualified to become a physician so questions about your qualifications won't bother you. Take your time and stay calm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Behavior interview was no big deal with my interviewer. School seems to have a strong clinical focus." More from this Member | Report Response

"I could not more highly recommend this school. Problem based medicine is the best way to learn, and most effective way to train as a physician. The curriculum, in combination with the small community setting, made for an experience that was exceptional." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview day is very relaxed and conversational. Everyone I met there was very friendly and genuinely concerned with giving us as much information as possible to help us figure out if the school is a right fit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally, it seems like a nice inviting program. If they could bring the cost down for non-residents it would be high on most peoples list. It seemed to me that my interviewer was trying to sell the school to me rather than me having to prove to him that I really wanted to got there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is an outstanding school. It is new and the Class of 2015 will be its Charter Class but I think it's name and reputation will be quite prominent in the near future of medical education." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am proud to matriculate at FAU as a member of the inaugural class! I chose to matriculate here over more established schools because I believe that FAU is organized very well and will provide educational and clinical experience that are thorough, well-planned, and very enjoyable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school! I'm very glad that I interviewed - there's a lot that you learn while you're there that isn't on the internet." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone there is very welcoming and it seems like it would be a great place to be if this is the type of program you're looking for, but it's certainly not for everyone. the interview day is very laid back, no one is looking to trip you up. " More from this Member | Report Response

"pleasantly surprised" More from this Member | Report Response

"My most laid back interview. Started with breakfast in the conference room with a student, followed by a short video intro to UM's Regional Campus at FAU, an info session about the school and its curriculum by Markowitz and Servoss, the interview, then tours of the campus, the sim lab, the hospital (Bethesda). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer spent more time talking than I did. He was so welcoming and cheerful that it almost seemed that I was already pre-selected for this school and that they really wanted me to come. I guess it's because Miami accepts a huge percentage of the people that they interview. It was a very positive and self-esteem building experience because I felt so welcome there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day is very low key and informative. There were only 4 interviewees there the day I went. This school really struck me as a particularly close-knit, family style environment. I like the focus on clinical skills that they seem to do a phenomenal job of teaching here. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is totally different from the main campus. Different emphasis, very different curriculum. Lots and lots of PBL. Lots of clinical time in the first two years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The simulation center was amazing. I doubt I will see another school that is as hands on with its simulations and hands on learning." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think 40 students per class is too small, but 64 would be perfect. I absolutely loved the campus and I really hope to hear good news from them soon! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I really enjoyed the day at UMMSOM's regional campus. It was well organized and interviews were given by professors/MDs. Everyone was very nice and the atmosphere was relaxed. We toured the facilities including a really cool simulation center and the labs/lecture halls/etc and took a trip to the Boca Raton Community Hospital. I highly recommend that future docs should check it out!" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were introduced to the school. We then had an interview early and got that out of the way. Then, there was tours and lunch. It was a pretty painless day and I was very impressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer only asked a couple of actual questions, and we had a conversation afterward. However, he didn't leave me room to talk! Very laid back. I can only hope he got enthusiasm and dedication out of my little chance to respond." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. Everyone I met was supportive and since I was interviewing with 4 other interviewees whom I met the day before, I got to interact with them more." More from this Member | Report Response

"my interview was more like a conservation about myself and my experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview day was great. Interviewer was very inviting. Students were very enthusiastic and helpful. This is seriously a nice place." More from this Member | Report Response

"A decent school, but not for everyone. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Breakfast with students, the interview was earlier in the day which was nice, and then we got a tour of the school, simulation center, and one of the hospitals. We actually got to watch a cardiac catheterization procedure at the hospital!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back. I got into the city the night before and stayed with a student host. In the morning, I got to the school, we went through a few presentions and then had the interview. Afterwards, everyone went on a tour of the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was very positive. First we were greeted by med students. They were really helpful, answered a lot of questions, and they even gave us little bios about the people who were interviewing us. Then we had a short presentation, followed by interviews. Then we went on a tour of the school, the simulation center, and then to the hospital for lunch...ORDER THE MILKSHAKES--THEY'RE AWESOME. We had a short tour of the hospital and finished the day back at the school with closing remarks from one of the faculty. We had a small group interviewing, so it was a very meaningful experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I showed up in the morning and talked to some med students before some presentations. Afterwards, the faculty member assigned to me took me to their office for the interview. Later, we had student led tours of the campus and we saw the simulation labs. Afterwards we ate lunch at Boca Raton's Community Hospital and looked at some of their new toys there. The day ended with a brief talk about the application. It was relaxed and not very stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very nice and made an effort to welcome me. A few times she asked me questions that she meant as hypothetical situation but had not mentioned beforehand - I had actually experienced both situations she described - so she had to rephrase those questions, but I guess I gave her the answers she was looking for." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a very positive experience. I knew before going that this was my first choice, but the experience motivated me even further. The simulation building blew me away. There was a simulation of a street, emergency suite (2 beds) and individual dolls controlled by software that could be used for various scenarios. The dolls had a pulse!" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the morning we had coffee/donuts and a few students talked with us. Then there was a presentation. Then interviews. Then the tour. The tour guide was really enthusiastic, as were many of the students we encountered. We got to sit in on a class for a few minutes, and then went to the anatomy lab. The anatomy lab was nice, and since the class size is so small, there are only 2 students per cadaver. Then we went to the simulation center, which was really cool. We had lunch at Boca Raton Community Hospital with a couple of 2nd years, and then we took a tour. Then we went back, had a final talk, and filled out evaluations. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We had a small group interview of 6 students from a variety of schools. Started out with a nice breakfast and a chat was some med students, followed by a presentation about UM and FAU by Dr. Markowitz and Dr. Rose (both very friendly). Then a presentation about the new curriculum. Had the interviews, followed by a tour of the school (very nice and new...I loved the nerdieries, the anatomy lab..etc). Then we went to the simulation lab which was absoultely amazing! Followed by lunch and a short tour of Boca Raton Community Hospital. We ended with closing remarks and a short evaluation. The day started at 9ish and lasted until 2:30ish." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is incredible and I think the location is great even though it would be expensive. The 32 students who matriculate here are very lucky." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 28
Faculty member 7
Admissions staff 5
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 38
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.37 41

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 25
Out of state 14

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 18
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 6
7+ hours 11

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 14
Automobile 23
Train or subway 2
Other 1

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 12
$101-$200 6
$201-$300 2
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 3
$501+ 8

What airport did you use?

Fort Lauderdale (but I recommend Palm Beach in retrospect!)

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International

Fort Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale

MIA

FLL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 4
Friends or family 11
Hotel 12
Home 2
Other 0

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
7.91 44

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.64 42

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.16 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.30 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.33 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
8.54 26

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would be nice if there was an effort to entice non-residents to come to the school. To tack on and extra 30K per year and then to offer no scholarships for non-residents makes it seem like the school doesn't really care to get qualified non-residents into the program. It would also be nice if the website specified that the charter scholarships were only for residents. I was really let down when I discovered I was not eligible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressive curriculum and M.D. program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office did a wonderful job of making the interview group feel welcome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an excellent experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take away the name tag pins! They poked 2 holes in my suit! Clips/magnets all the way!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't think of anything. I absolutely loved the school. It is a great school and the administratio" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work! The day was well organized and enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

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