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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?

60+ 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 will you like best/least about being a doctor? what 3 movies would you recommend for a person to see in their lifetime and why? what book/magazine have you read lately?what are your hobbies? what was your favorite/least favorite undergraduate class? what was your favorite/least favorite thing about college? what has been a stressful time in your life and how did you handle it? what have you learned about medicine from your volunteer experiences?" Report Response

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

"what do you think are current medical issues today? what do you think about socialized medicine? do you know of any countries that have socialized medicine and does it work for them? how would you change the U.S. healthcare system? what would you think if the federal government was in charge of medical schools and anyone could go, but after you graduate, you owe 3 years of healthcare service to the government?" Report Response

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

"do you know any doctors or are there any doctors in your family? what do you know about the daily life of a physician? tell me a little baout yourself? who is your role model/hero? what are three strengths and one weakness (also how are you working on the weakness)? how would your friends describe you? why UF? what has been your greatest challenge?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what would you think if the federal government was in charge of medical schools and anyone could go, but after you graduate, you owe 3 years of healthcare service to the government?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"how would you change the healthcare system?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read studentdoctor.net, reviewed AMCAS and secondary applications, looked up articles about current medical issues, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how friendly the medical students were (even the first-years who were taking an 8-hour test that day came out and talked to us on their lunch break); students and faculty seem to have great interactions and medical students are genuinely happy to be there" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the person who was going to show us the simulated patient was late, and so we didn't get to see much of him before rushing off to our first interview" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"to be prepared to answer questions on current medical issues and think about ways to improve the healthcare system" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"interviewing with UFCOM is very relaxed; two one-on-one interviews, I had one with a 4th year medical student and one with a research/faculty member" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/24/2003

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