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  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Orlando
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?

10 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)?

"Who is the most influential person to you?" Report Response

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

"If you overheard a resident telling an attending that they performed a procedure that you know for a fact they didn't, what would you do?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What question would you have liked to have been asked?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"So I interviewed here last friday and I was blown back. It was the most well organized and thorough interview I have attended to date, and I just have to write a review. This will be deja-vu for those who interviewed but those who are wondering whether to make the trip, I highly recommend you read this before you decide. The day started really early which I came to realize was because they had many many things in store for us. After arriving from seemingly the middle of nowhere the immense and impressive buildings appeared tall and proud. The inside was equally impressive and after a small breakfast and orientation, a general overview was given, standard fare. REL and his colleagues were extremely welcoming and very funny to listen to. The interviews were afterward, and although they were very nice and relaxed it was comparable to other schools. I did like how they gave some direction to the interviewers using standardized questions (which is also great for assuring a similar interview from student to student), but allowed the interviewers ample time to ask additional questions or let the conversation take its course. After the interviews we were shuttled to nearby Celebration Hospital where we were given a thorough tour of the facility lead by REL and a concierge from the Hospital. The tour was very impressive but the amazing part was when we were allowed to watch a minimally invasive robotic prostatectomy performed using the da Vinci machine. We were able to watch the entire surgery and afterwards the surgeon came out to meet us. As if this wasn't enough, we were then taken to a room full of da Vinci Trainers as well as laproscopic surgery trainers. We were then able to actually dive in and try our hands at 3 of the modules. This was above and beyond what any school has done, and especially for someone who is considering surgery, made a fantastic impression. The overall effort and final product of the interview day made it hard to believe this was only their 5th interview season as a medical school. They made every thing go so smoothly, and promptly took care of any problems that arose. On the way, our bus' A/C broke. It is Florida so it was a bit warm, REL apologized and said they'd have a new bus for the way home. Sure enough they did, and the ride was very enjoyable. The lunch was more than just thrown together sustenance, but was actually good food, well prepared and thought out. There was ample room and time for discussion with medical students during lunch and afterwards we had a tour of the facility. We were actually shown the majority of the campus, and this was the first interview for me where our tour guides had appropriate access to the areas of interest such as the anatomy lab. Believe it or not all of my previous tours the anatomy lab was either not intended for the tour (hrmm) or our guides didn't have badge access (understandable, but bummer). During the tour the facilities were very impressive, state of the art facilities with ample projectors and TV screens in classrooms, histology labs, anatomy labs, etc. Of interest was the obvious significance the administration provided in making learning as easy or enjoyable as possible. They have treadmills specifically designed for walking and reading/studying strategically positioned overlooking the nature preserve. The library fitted with plenty of couches as well as traditional tables with ample outlets/lighting. Also it is equipped with a white noise makers in the general area, as well as a large quiet area. Near the couches are plenty of lap cushions for your laptop with cup holders. The student lounge is big and well furnished, with pool table, ping pong, video games, kitchen, tables, counter, etc. The library has very few books (which means more seating) because all the books are available 24/7 online. The school provides you with an iPad and a laptop, preloaded with all the books you'll need for your courses. This is more impressive when you notice that the tuition and fees do not see a noticeable bump to cover these amenities, compared with similar schools that do not offer such things. Speaking of which, their combined tuition and fees are currently under 27K, which is astonishing without even considering the saved money on books. One final comment on money, the cost of living here is pretty cheap. Overall, I was clearly very impressed with the campus and the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

No Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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?

11/30/12

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?

4 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?

"Perhaps some signs leading you to the correct building, since GPS' don't have the roads on maps yet." Report Response

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