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  • Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boca Raton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"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?" Report Response

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

"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?" Report Response

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

"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?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"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." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/26/2012

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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