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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?

2 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)?

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

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

"Why have you decided to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see that you have experience working in a research section of your hospital. Have you actually considered going to other wards, i.e. intensive care, just to see what they were like? Have you been to other departments?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed my essay and application; SDN was very helpful - for example, I did get asked that question about 5th vital sign, and I remembered from someone else's feedback that it was pain! I have also read up on medical ethics, but there were no questions either on ethical dilemmas or current events." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was impressed that Gainesville is such a student-oriented place. It virtually seems to be one huge campus. Great atmosphere if you're planning to spend just about all your time studying, because there is not much else to do. Also, UF is associated with a clinic where students can volunteer an evening a week starting their first year! Having such early patient exposure is a plus. And everyone was very friendly and easy to talk to. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The faculty member who was giving us a tour made several comments about how UF is better than Yale - don't know what Yale had to do with that interview day. Seemed like insecurity to me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't realize that it could get in the low 40's for daytime high in Gainesville - wish I brought my coat :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A great small-town atmosphere, very relaxed. Students were speaking of their school passionately, how it was really the best in their opinion. We had a tour by a student where he showed us the library that "was only open till midnignt" and the "blue study room" that was "open the rest of the time". The "blue room" appeared stuffy, and there were several students with glazed expressions there; however, it was hard to imagine studying there for sheer lack of oxygen. Robyn Sheppard was the most amazing person - so warm and reassuring. Everyone was also raving about the brain institute, how they got that project over Harvard. Another tour was given by a faculty member, so he took us to that brain institute to the ICU, and then showed us the breathing plastic model for practicing treatment of patients who are either overdosed or going into cardiac arrest. Overall, a very informative interview day that starts with financial aid spiel, merges into lunch, and is followed by interviews and tours." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2002

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