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  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

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

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

"what's more important competence or empathy?" Report Response

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

"what's your opinion on the affordable care act?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me a funny story." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other schools did you apply to? what's your top choice? WTF" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback questions (almost everything they asked me was on here), read up on the affordable care act, Looked over my app, looked at their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Gainesville was a pretty nice small town, much better than what I had heard about it.. P/F grading system was a plus, and students were very nice and helpful with all our questions, admissions staff was super nice also. Unique interview day experience, emphasis on patient-centered care was important." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The majority of the presenters weren't even there. They were all out of town and apparently forget about being there. It made it seem like they didn't take things seriously. Also, the person that was supposed to give our tour wasn't there so they had first years give us the tour and there was a lot we didn't see ( no tour of the hospital or the lecture halls). Maybe it's because it was the first interview day but things seemed a bit disorganized. Also, the students told us at least 3 times this story about this student giving a tutoring session for the genetics test for other students because he had a pHD in genetics. In the closing presentation of the day, a student came to us for the explicit purpose of telling us that same story. It seems like they were trying really hard to dispel that gunner reputation they had/have. Also, since their curriculum is pretty new they still don't have it fully planned out, they couldn't tell us what we'd be doing beyond the first year, just very vague descriptions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nice admissions staff, interview day is packed with a lot of info about the school. I liked Gainesville, but if you're one of those people that loves the big city life, probably not for you. The hospital seemed nice, a bit old but I didn't get to see much of it. I was impressed with the school on my interview day because it was my first interview, and I didn't have anything to compare it to. In retrospect, after comparing it with other schools I have interviewed at, I'm not as impressed as in that first day. Overall, still a great institution to get a medical education, and students there seemed very happy with the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/7/2012

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"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)." Report Response

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