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  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tallahassee
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"You have done three years of pediatric research, why primary care medicine?" Report Response

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

"Your letters talk about you being bright and intelligent, why do your grades not really reflect that (ouch?!?!?)" Report Response

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

"There are many problems and high interest issues in medicine today. Pick one, give your opinion and state what impact it will have on medicine in the future (talk about an MCAT question!! haha)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What coping skills did you use to make it through the experience of breaking your neck?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you ever been in a heated argument with your research mentor? If so, explain the situation in detail and how did you handle it? Also, would you handle it the same now?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, secondary, and AMCAS essay" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They have a brand new school that they are moving into next month. The school is also very student oriented. I know students at several other colleges and I can not say that I have seen anything like the community attitude at FSU. I also was notified of my acceptance three business days later." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is still relatively new and the class size will be increasing over the next three or so years. They still have yet to obtain final and permanent accredidation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The whole idea of working with a "proceptor". During your schooling you are paired with a proceptor, a physician in the community whose office you go to work and learn in. I had to kinda pick up the term as students spoke." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All in all this school really impressed me (aside from the food they served at lunch). The faculty seemed to really care about the students that were there. I also felt like the interviews were set up so that the students had a sense of genuine interest from the interviewers. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/13/2004

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