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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"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?" Report Response

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

"Where do we stand in your personal rankings of medical school (i.e. how serious are you about going here?) What was the most prestigious school you applied to. Where else are you interviewing. " Report Response

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

"Name five strengths about yourself and then explain each quality. If you were to explain yourself in a nonmedical way to a stranger, how would you do so? Talk about research/travels. What question should I have asked you that I did not? (i.e. what did you expect me to ask you). " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read on bioethics/current medical issues (not asked), mock interviews, answered many sample questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was so nice. I felt very comfortable and relaxed. I went to UF for undergrad so I already knew how wonderful the hospital is. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nope." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They cannot tell an interviewee if they will be placed on hold, accepted, or rejected until Oct. 15th." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had an excellent first interview experience. I was interviewed by a fourth year medical student and then a faculty member. Both were so welcoming and laid-back. I liked touring the Brain Institute and seeing the simulated patient. We had two tours: one of the hospital (by student) and one of the Brain Institute (by staff). All students, faculty, and fellow interviewees were wonderful." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2003

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