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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?

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 was the most interesting question?

"If you were on adcom, what would you look for in aapplicant?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really; generally very conversational and friendly. More of information exchange than anything, Although the first interviewer was very tough to read and gauge his reactions. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, UF website, read over essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students are so happy there. The MS1's were in the middle of a day long test (yep day long) with a break for lunch. They stopped by and said hello and tried to answer questions for us newbies. Very touchy. Clinical facilities were very nice, campus is beautiful, admissions staff very knowledgable and helpful, tuition is awesome, board scores are great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city of Gainesville. I arrived into the city a day early just to check it out. Really uninterested in living there since I've been in NYC for a bit. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"During the first year, after the essentials of patient care class (which ends around thanksgiving), you have a preceptorship with a physician for about 4 weeks full time. Housing is provided and in some cases, housing is a beachhouse. Can't beat that. Also, no overnight calls for med students. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I checked out Gainesville beforehand, and I was so unimpressed with the city that I was very skeptical about going to UF even if accepted. There didn't really seem like much to do besides frat parties and college sports stuff, which I have no interest in. I raised my concern to some students and some also grappled with this before attending, but have not regretted their decision at all. One MS4 said you wouldn't have time to enjoy a nice city anyway. I came away from the day very impressed with the school overall. The staff and students did a tremendous job selling the school. They did such a great job that I can see myself going there despite my reservations about Gainesville. " 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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