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University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1956
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 119
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University of Florida College of Medicine (UF-COM)
Allopathic Medical School
Gainesville
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  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 253 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,742
  • Non - Resident Tuition $60,588
  • Application Fee $30
  • AVG MCAT 513
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 69.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Box 100215 UFHSC, Room M-108
  • Gainesville 32610
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Florida College of Medicine, largest of six colleges at the University of Florida Health Science Center, opened in 1956 with a mission to increase Florida's supply of physicians, provide access to the most advanced healthcare services available and foster discovery in science and medical care. Since graduating its first 40 medical students in 1960, as of 2002 the college has graduated approximately 4,000 physicians.

Curriculum

The College of Medicine's curriculum is competency-based. Prior to graduation, a student must demonstrate competence in six areas of training to satisfy all education requirements. Student performances in courses and clerkships are formatively assessed and summatively evaluated by level of mastery demonstrated in assigned competencies. Competency is the currency of the education program.

Facilities

The 750 bed Shands Hospital at the University of Florida has more than 25,000 in-patient admissions and 35,000 outpatient visits recorded annually. The Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, located across the street from Shands Hospital, serves military veterans in the north central Florida and South Georgia area. The 475 bed VA Hospital provides additional clinical and research resources. The UF Health Science Center at Jacksonville includes several hospitals as well as full time UF College of Medicine faculty thereby enriching the educational experience. The College of Medicine has affiliations with several community sites, including Shands at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville, rural clinics and both primary care and specialty practices. Additional affiliations exist with the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando. These facilities provide ample opportunity for hospital-based bedside and ambulatory teaching.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 224
Negatively 13
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.84 246

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.12 173

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you're doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review some of the materials beforehand, I noticed that some materials had last year's date" More from this Member | Report Response

"None - great work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Double check the room numbers for the interviews printed on our schedule. The room number of my first interview did not exist and luckily, there was someone near that made a room available for the interview. Another student with the same problem had to have the interview outside (it was 90 degrees that day)." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, great and extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it Up!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be better to have less presentations. We had a million 15-minute sessions that obviously all ran over." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was very well organized and the bottles of water were a great idea. Wish we could have seen the anatomy lab on the tour though." More from this Member | Report Response

"it is a lot of walking ... but it is what it is" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was very, very long. By the end of the day I was so exhausted that I couldn't absorb any more information about UF!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Fabulous day... no complaints. I really enjoyed lunch and interacting with current students!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very well-organized, and the admissions office was SO friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please make the application an electronic process, otherwise, wonderful job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make online application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make admissions process electronic rather than paper." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice if we could sit in on a class :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Grammar check, they seem like they don't have college degrees let alone letting people into medical" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are very friendly and efficient, great people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office at UF has only two people, and those two alone could teach a thing or two to a" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office is very helpful and do a great job making us feel welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was great.. I interviewed on a Friday and was emailed the next tuesday by my interviewer le" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was one of the best parts of the whole application process. I don't know what" More from this Member | Report Response

"some interviewers are terrible, maybe screen them more? And have the interviewers come to us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Change the way they conduct their acceptance policy (putting 85% of their interviewers on hold til M" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time you faced a challenge, and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very conversational. I was asked "tell me more about when you learned another language"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Opinions on affordable Care act" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about how your passion to become a physician started" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your sister now with her Lupus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my history - I am a non-traditional student, so they asked me about my path to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's your mcat score? (they're not supposed to ask this), and how did you study for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you consider to be a weakness about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UF / why doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best and your worst volunteer experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you sure YOU want to be a doctor? (b/c my brother is a doctor, asking as a follow-up to what does your brother do)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the health care reform debate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like in the Peace Corps (Uganda)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why UF? Is UF your top choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think of health care reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"INT:1 Tell me about yourself INT 2: So what did you do [on your senior engineering project] for Angiotech(a biomedical corp.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They just reviewed my file with me covering mostly research but also other extracurrics like leadership and volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you end up choosing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not indicate the research track?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''You didn't do the greatest at your previous institution, (mind you I was a business major before and wasn't as serious i.e. in my PS,) but did very well at an 'EASY School' how do you think you could perform well here?'' MOUTH ON FLOOR number 1!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had unlimited time and resources, what changes and/or fixes would you implement in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that you think will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See interesting question question. I was only asked this in one interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"They went over most of the info on my AMCAS; very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"What car you be and why? What musical instrument would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest challenge that you have faced in your life? How did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is 10^6?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your activities. Which activity on yoru AMCAS would you put most emphasis on? What is your greatest nonacademic achievement? What would you do for a living if there was a law that said you couldn't do medicine as your career? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your family" More from this Member | Report Response

"Motivation for medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your extrecurricular involvement (organizations I've been very active in)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Heroes and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that there is a problem with the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unique challenges of practicing _____ field of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about ____ activity on your AMCAS. How do you know ______ (letter writer)... etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the largest problem with health care in our country and how should we go about fixing that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest strength of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your motivation for medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this deficiency on your record. Now do it again. And AGAIN." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to know about UF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest problem with healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine your perfect day as a doctor (in your specialty)...how is it like? How do you being your day? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to list them, what are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your volunteer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what kind of medicine do you want to practice in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you just found out you had a twin sister and she was moving in with you, what are five things you would tell her about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your research..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with health care in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is UF a good fit for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the leading cause of death in the U.S?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just basically talking about my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you decided to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in the healthcare system and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From the second interviewer (4th year) - " More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you're not accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Would you call yourself XXX?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the XXXX experience you have listed here on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [fill-in-the-blank from your app]." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about high school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you came to chose medicine. Include your high school experience too. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your experiences with Habitat for Humanity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What journals were your papers published in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to leave Florida for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me some of your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"what motivated you to pursue medicine? do you think passion is important? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how DNA creates proteins (!) What are the red flags in your application? What are the things I should highlight to the adcom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe yourself to a long lost sibling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. The rest was really conversational. Loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say is your most prominent non-academic achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get accepted to UF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the one question I haven't asked you that you wish I would ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years (asked in BOTH interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did your military experiences teach you that will help you as a medical student and physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your siblings do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the worst problem in the US healthcare system? How would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From open-file interviewer: What made you interested in UF COM? What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about research and volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult time in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself to me as if I were your long lost brother." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do you see in ten years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most innfluential discovery in medicine over the past 100 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient advocacy question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, how does this translate to clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name some Supreme court justices." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain this course on your transcript" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think all doctors that choose not to work in clinics are just in it for the money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I became interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical dilemnas in healthcare? (my opinions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst problem in healthcare ... and then he told me I had a good answer, but I could improve it in a certain way in future interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest issue in the medical field today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about the extreme sports you're involved with..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What should I tell Ad-com?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you describe yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what book was I currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why a doctor? What's the biggest problem for medicine? What do you see as your biggest challenge as a doc? Tell me about your time in Pennsylvania (where I researched the summer while living with my girlfriend at UPenn). So what are you doing your last semester in college (I said I was only taking one class...but I explained everything). And what do you do in your classes now, specifically business strategy? (I don't know how we got onto this last one but he was probably wondering if I actually knew the business I claim to be majoring in)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what's a solution to the obesity epidemic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think are three current health issues today? (before the interviewer asked me the question though, he said that there were no wrong answer to the question and that if i didnt know, it's ok. he also said he wasnt looking for me to come up with solutions to the problems either. he was great)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with difficult situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A 12 year old gets pregnant and her parents want her to get an abortion. As her physician, what do you tell her? What if her body cannot handle the pregnancy." More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first realize you were meant to become a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Physician assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation when you had a big problem and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been through hardship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When and Why Medicine? Tell me about ....... on your AMCAS. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Mostly straight off of the secondary. What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"both interviews were weird...one guy was just really distracted and asked really basic questions that he could have figured out from actually reading my file closely." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some qualitites about yourself, and explain them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically just asked questions about my AMCAS file and secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"You sound very interesting tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family. What do you do for fun? Strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about malpractice insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are the biggest problems in healthcare today and what should be done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your views on healthcare? What would you change about healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"3 heros and why? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is a prion and how does it reproduce? What is sickle cell and give the reason (biochemically) that it gives a resistence to malaria? The biochemical cause of gout (from my essay - i was unsure of the cause and had an incorrect notion about it). She corrected me :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"why was the president vaccinated against small pox?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider yourself a leader? Give some examples." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were many questions about my personal statement and my history." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you weren't a doctor? how do you feel about shadowing? if you had 2 applicants files, and they were both equally qualified, except one did more shadowing than the other, how and why would you select one over the other? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some major problems with health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the 3 biggest medical problems in the US and how would you solve them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all pretty standard. Sometimes the standard questions would lead to something else. But I didn't get any off the wall questions, like some others did." More from this Member | Report Response

"The bulk of the interview were questions directly dealing with what I had written in my essays and my AMCAS. Why did I stop working at a certain place? What did I enjoy most about being in a specific department? Give a specific example of an experience you had in this organization." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing I should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose W&J college, and not a "better" institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain the experiment from the paper you had published. " More from this Member | Report Response

"what will you like best/least about being a doctor? what 3 movies would you recommend for a person to see in their lifetime and why? what book/magazine have you read lately?what are your hobbies? what was your favorite/least favorite undergraduate class? what was your favorite/least favorite thing about college? what has been a stressful time in your life and how did you handle it? what have you learned about medicine from your volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about what high school was like for you. Why didn't you pursue the activities you were involved with in high school? What was your point average in a high school sport? why did you chose your undergraduate school? Your major? Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your research experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you bring with you to the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most memorable thing to happen in my life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? What field do you want to go into/where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see the two above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What three movies would you recommend?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some of your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite composer and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your greatest challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you met me at a football game, what would you tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any intersting books/magazines lately? Who is your hero (nonmedical or medical). Name two strengths and one area in which you could improve. How did you decide to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is you greatest achievment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to choose urban vs rural which would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you going to do if you do not get in this year? (they ask everyone that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think medical care is in spain? ( i spent time there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"besides the XYZ person on your application, has there been anyone else who motivated you to choose medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about physician-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools I had visited for interviews?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the major healthcare crisis in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero? (Asked twice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had I shadowed a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to be a doctor/when did you know that medicine was right for you? What would your best friend say about you? What is your greatest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friends were here, how would they describe you? Weakneses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you over all the summers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i could only say one thing to the committee about you, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the two most pressing issues in healthcare today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (asked twice) What would you do if you couldn't practice medicine?(asked twice) What do you do for fun? (asked twice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? Tell me about your research? Why did you volunteer where you did? talked about each experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (Be specific in your answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the last thing you googled just because you were curious?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any interesting classes outside of your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The one that required thinking outside normal interview questions was: I was given examples of types of reimbursements doctors get from insurance companies. I was then asked to give the pros and cons of each situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient with tonsil cancer that smoked, drank, and did cocaine, how would you handle that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you visit the school for an overview of your application last year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any books recently regarding medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a funny story." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about UF?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friends could change one characteristic about you what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have lunch with three people who are living, who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew what killed Michael Jackson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the debate between Peter Singer and Harriet McBride Johnson?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your peer reviewer said about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think Ayn Rand would think of this health care dilemma we are in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very few direct questions, other than the ones listed above. Mostly conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you turn down Johns Hopkins if you are accepted here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last movie you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond if asked to perform a task you have little experience on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the weirdest question that I could have asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself balancing your religious views and practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was my favorite art piece i've made" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like (insert country visited here)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could tell the admissions committee one thing about you, what would you want me to say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING, The second student interviewer was a complete JERK. He was on my file the entire time and it was disgusting his attitude towards me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dr. Kevorkian recently came to UF. What is your position on euthenasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would a typical day as a doctor be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of a square, circle, triangle and squigly line, which shape are you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the Mitchell Report? (We were talking about baseball and the Mitchell Report about steroid use had come out the day before)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get any ''deep'' questions. Both interviewers wanted to know all about the information I had put in my AMCAS application and in my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a doctor, what title would you give yourself? Like what would you want to be remembered as? What is your greatest nonacacemic achievement? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What book/movie character best describes you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient told you she did not want a blood transfusion no matter what, and then later on she came in to the hospital needing one to live, do you give it to her or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In the future, if you have a mass casualty/triage situation with your comrades and foreign fighters/insurgents, how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you stress your interdisciplinary education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the amendments on the Florida ballot?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to eat dinner with three people from the past, who would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all run of the mill very basic questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Mostly we talked about me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked by one interviewer about my trip to Italy that I mentioned in my Secondary. He had spent a great deal of time looking through my application and knew all the minute details included!! (i appreciated it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very interesting. My first interviewer acted like he didn't want to be there and my second interview answered phone calls and cut me off in mid-sentence." More from this Member | Report Response

"If someone said you could weren't allowed to ever be a doctor, what career would you choose instead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will genetics influence the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question aren't you prepared to answer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty straightforward questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"''Are the animals you do research on harmed?'' BTW-none are :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why'd you decide to go to X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your high school experience like? (I attended an in an inner-city medical magnet program) " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine an IDEAL day in your job as a doctor (in my stated specialty). Describe to me what you are doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questione were very basic: why do you want to be a doctor, what area of medicine interestests you, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any really interesting questions - everything was related to my application materials. " More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were interviewing students for medical school admission, what questions would you ask?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you perform Euthanasia? and comply with Do-Not-Resuscitate orders? Explain your thought process for each." More from this Member | Report Response

"why [xyz] extracurricular activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could you change medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"we talked about a lot of interesting things b/c i had a lot in common w/ both my interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ten years down the road, what do you think will be the major ethical problem you will have to face in medicine? ...lively discussion ensued..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools have you applied to? Have you been accepted anywhere yet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviews were pretty conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think Chris Leak will do in the NFL?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the health coverage in China? (We had previously spoken about my experiences shadowing overseas)" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing surprising/particularly interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"one thing led to another in conversations...we talked about books I'd recently read and food i loved....it was very informal and conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me five things you'd say about yourself to a a potential roomate." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are most physicians able to " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class and what was your best class, and why was one your favorite and one your best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the greatest problems in healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If asked, would you participate in an experiment to simulate blunt force trauma to an animals brain in order to compare this to the effects of certain addictive chemicals? (Caught me very off guard)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class at your undergrad outside of science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteering activities have you done that you recommend to someone else? (It was implicit that the activities were to help someone understand what it is to be a doctor.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How my christian worldview would help or hurt my care of patients " More from this Member | Report Response

"My questions were pretty much straight out of AMCAS so make sure you know what you included in your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"More women than men are entering medical school these days, how do you feel about that and could you maybe explain why this is happening?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had two faculty interviewers. The first was stuck on ethical issues and statistics, such as how many uninsured persons currently reside in the US. The second was intimately familiar with my research, which wouldn't be bad, but for almost an hour he regailed me with his opinions on what I should be doing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the advantages of your research as if you were applying to a grant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to know about UF COM? Also, after discussing the interviewers research he asked what novel clinical applications I could think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could totally eliminate one disease, what would you get rid of? " More from this Member | Report Response

"A series of questions about pop culture. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think chimpanzees cannot talk?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I tell you to help you decide whether you want to come to Florida?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not really get many questions mostly they just wanted to find out about me. It was more of a conversation than individual questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say is the LEAST thing they like about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could take one thing off your medical school application, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you traveled?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer didn't really ask me many interesting questions, they were very straightforward, and the second interview was a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"If the Japanese language is picture-based, how do they fit all of the characters on a computer keyboard? (I'm Japanese, so unless you are, too, you shouldn't worry about getting this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience do you have with medicine aside from your volunteering? Any family members in the medical field?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"ufcom is funded by state residents to subsidize your education. this includes taxes from many poor peoples who cant afford healtcare. do you feel that you owe these residents? how can medical graduates help these people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know what medicine is all about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three adjectives to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you know you wanted to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question about my research...it actually got me thinking about variables I had not considered and may help me out in the next few weeks in the lab...who would have thought." More from this Member | Report Response

"When is it okay to lie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're a practicing psychiatrist and you just diagnose someone with dementia NOS, and your patient decides to get a second opinion. How do you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A fourth year medical student asked me to teach him what I learned about the healthcare system and medical billing on my internship." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem like a people person and have artistic capabilities, do you think you would want to specialize in something artist like plastic surgery or dermatology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion about HMOs? (This was from a conversation we'd been having about how HMOs really save money for the company and CEO, not for the patients.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the biggest problem in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself outside of your med school app." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the most well known line in poetry or prose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were talking about patient-centered care, and the interviewer asked me how I thought I could accomplish this within the average 7 min pt-doctor consultation" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your wife will handle you being in medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were doing an operation on a Jehovah's Witness who refused a blood transfusion, would you let her die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How should physicians advance medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most innfluential discovery in medicine over the past 100 years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important attribute for a doctor to possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why patient advocacy is important." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All my questions were pretty striaght forward. When have I ever been in a situation in which the leader was incompetent and what did I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a recent medical issue that you know of that has been on the news?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your stance on the Terri Sciavo case?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What inspires you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I told him I related to Dr. Ben Carson (who he did not know), who came from humble beginnings, to which he replied: "If you are so poor, how did you afford to go to ___ for 4 years of undergrad?"...Wow, I hope my mouth didn't drop open!" More from this Member | Report Response

"what i thought about the private social security accounts president bush has proposed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very few actual questions were asked, it was more of an unfocused conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some US senators. Name some Chief Justices." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of impact did the documentary "supersize me" have on the american ppl?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had three wishes what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What newspaper do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think a socialized health care system such as the one in Britain would work here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly interesting. All questions were about my application. No ethics scenarios or healthcare questions. I am non-trad, so just talking about the things I have done filled the time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you ever feel like the world will come crashing down on you? how do you handle this feeling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the Atkins diet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you perceive to be the biggest challenge you will face as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do we have sulci/gyri?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What nonacademic accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to present you to the committee tomorrow, what do you want me to say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about alternative medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the most important advance in medicine or, possibly the interviewer who asked me to draw a picture of where I saw myself in 10-15 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"If the government offered to pay for your medical school tution, fees, etc., would you be willing to spend 3 years practicing in a rural part of the country? This could be considered a form of socialized medicine, how do you feel about government intervention such as this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(one interview was with a 4th year student, the other with a dr.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me about my opinions on abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the biggest difference in the practice of medicine here vs overseas (I volunteered overseas for some time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most question were pretty standard. Nothing too off the wall or out of the ordinary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know Madhuri Dikshit?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a specific question, but one of my hour-long interviews was given by an anesthesiologist who took me around the OR. Yes, I got out of my suit and scrubbed in. We walked around and watched about 8 different surgeries, and it was an incredible experience. He introduced me to the surgical teams very nonchalantly as they were performing their surgery! The interviewer was amazingly friendly and open too; since we didn't have an opportunity to really talk in the OR he finished his interview with me over the phone later that week." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were straight off of the secondary, but they asked me why I wanted to say in Gainesville." More from this Member | Report Response

""do you have any questions for me?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you experienced a time when there was a lack of leadership skills (on anyone's part) and what did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did the President get vaccinated for small pox?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer handed me a piece of paper and a box of crayons and told me to draw how I saw myself in ten years." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer shared similar research interests, and so he asked many interesting questions that were specific to my research experience and views on the direction the field is currently taking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you play college basketball? (I played in high school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you smart?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the question were simple getting to know me questions based on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had two terms left as president of the United States, what would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any specific role models or heroes that guided you to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you and your family were at a Gator football game and some of your fellow medical students (wearing UFMED shirts) were openly drunk and being obnoxious? Would you report them to the dean's office?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how do you plan to achieve the type of relationship with your patients that you think you should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you can't do medicine for some reason, what other field would you go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetically, 3 of your classmates are being obnoxious drunks at the football game and are making a scene. Your family is with you at the game. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sets you apart from other interviewees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why shouldnt we bomb the hell out of afghanistan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Draw a picture (with crayons!!!) of what where you would like to be in ten years... N.B. i really suck at drawing hence I had to label it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I would like to go back to my native country, once I graduated or later in my life." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do we have opiate neuroreceptors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the most part the questions were pretty straight forward. Off-topic of medicine I had some interesting questions regarding atheltics." More from this Member | Report Response

"None stand out as interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"would i want to do medicine and research? (i guess not too interesting, but every question was fairly routine)" More from this Member | Report Response

""What three movies would you recommend that your friends watch (not your three favorite movies)?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do I admire most and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is my hero and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is XXX? (I can't remember the name- turned out to be the most prolific furniture maker in the U.S.!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have had a lot of healthcare experience. Tell me which of them was the most significant to you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracirricular activities did you do in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Name three movies that you enjoy and explain why you enjoy them."" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient came to you and asked to receive the smallpox vaccine what would you tell him or her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were strongly anti-abortion and one of your patients requested the procedure, how would you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on adcom, what would you look for in aapplicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you think if the federal government was in charge of medical schools and anyone could go, but after you graduate, you owe 3 years of healthcare service to the government?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your view of death changed? (I volunteer at hospice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what job would you really not want to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After the interviewer asked me what I thought about the uninsured, she asked how I would go about fixing the system. Makes you realize how hard it can be to change things in a realistic manner. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do i know why schools discourage post-bac work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult situation you have faced in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing real out of the ordinary, though one interviewer and I talked about some recent injuries I had involving triathlon." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you take from past part-time jobs and apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of poker games do you play?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you (the interviewer) had to pick one characteristic in your determination of accepting a medical student, what would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of animal describes you and what animal would you choose to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else should I have asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could recommend only two movies for a person to see in their lifetime what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the book "The House of God"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do people feel it necessary to help each other?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a whole, do you think the medical profession is on the right track?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing special, just general stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the present state of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to have a romanticized view of bieng a dr. do you know what it is really like? How do you know what it is like? What woul dyou do if you couldn't be a dr.?What do you fear about being a dr.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect transcends all cultures that causes individuals to care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you heard anything interesting in the news lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I know about the University of Florida COM." More from this Member | Report Response

"What stresses you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were a patient, what would I look for in a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I think about the current situation with the Boy Scouts regarding religion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest thing about going into med school/medicine for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Within the past 50 years, what do you think is the most influential technological advancement in the field of medicine? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know know what the 5th vital sign is?! (turns out it was pain)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what color would best describe your personality and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you fear most about entering medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very personal - the questions reflected mostly on my personal statement. I also was asked about my research experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Only one interesting question. All others were the generic questions you hear all the time. Some people were asked about their favourite color... but I was asked about the price of a pint of beer in England." More from this Member | Report Response

"So...what else? Anything else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say about you? Give me three weaknesses. Where have you travelled?" More from this Member | Report Response

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