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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?

3 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 was the most difficult question?

"What are the problems in health care and how do you propose to solve them." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UFCOM seems kinda like a big family. The faculty were very open to us and from what the students say, the teachers are amazing, the deans are caring, available, and personable, and all of the staff are truly on your side. I learned from many students that the teachers will come in on weekends and hover around the study room to help, and they give the students their pager numbers and are so willing to help. Also, the Brain Institute was awesome. We saw the robotic person, and this thing was invented and built by UF biomedical engineers. The guy giving the presentation with it injected it with some drug that made it's muscles twitch, then gave it a muscle relaxer and intubated it, gave it CPR until it died, and the whole time we hear the sounds and beeps of the machines and see the various equipment that you would use. It responds to 200 medicines. Very cool. All the students there were eager to tell you about the school and so many took the time out of their day to come brag about their school. The curriculum is integrated, so you study the same topic from 5 different angles (in different classes). Gainesville is a small town, but because it is home to one of the biggest and best universities in the world, many big time attractions can be found there (or at least go there- like sports, concerts, famous speakers, etc). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had a tough interview and thought the man hated me, but I now know that he thought I was ok because he emailed me. Shands Teaching Hospital is an unusual hospital- that it is its strength and its weakness. Mostly, I wish the the medical school was nicer. Much of the campus, and even the hospital is beautiful, but the facilities the students learn in are not very nice or new or fancy compared to some other schools I have seen. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I hear that there is some tunnel over to the VA Hospital, and I would suggest knowing where it is in advance because you will probably have an interview there and it may be hot (or cold). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UF is a great medical school- made that way mostly by the exceptional people there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2003

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