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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

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)?

"A 12 year old gets pregnant and her parents want her to get an abortion. As her physician, what do you tell her? What if her body cannot handle the pregnancy." Report Response

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

"What do you think are the biggest problems facing healthcare today?" Report Response

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

"How would your best friend describe you? What are your strenghts and weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you feel is the most important advance in medicine or, possibly the interviewer who asked me to draw a picture of where I saw myself in 10-15 years" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you feel about physician-assisted suicide?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read posts on SDN, talked to friends who interviewed here, researched the school on their website, practiced some possible questions and answers (though wanted my answers to be spontaneous)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Med students seem very happy to be here, faculty seems very helpful, facilities are nice, STAN is cool, great USMLE scores!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Can't think of anything. If I had to say something, it may be that Shands is not located in an urban area, so it seems like not as many interesting cases may come in, but I could be wrong" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing - I did enough research ahead of time" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day begins at 9:15. Walking into the conference room with every interviewee staring at you is a bit intimidating at first, but as the day goes on it gets more comfortable. You spend the morning listening to presentations and going on a tour to the Harrell Center and the Maren Reading Room. Then lunch where med students come to converse casually and faculty speaks. Then, you either go on a tour of the school or have an interview. It goes like this: interview, school tour, interview, hospital tour; or, school tour, interview, hospital tour, interview. Finally, quick talk with Dr. Guessner, the Chair, and day is over (around 5:25 for my session). I was stressed at first, but everyone there does their best to help you relax. By the time I got to my interview in the afternoon, my stress level was pretty low. One thing that I think is important to comment on is that I had two interviewers who were completely different. On of my interviewers chose not to read my file and the interview was very conversational, no difficult or seemingly pointless questions. The other, however, had read my file and just drilled me (and others who had her) with questions. It all depends on who you get. My suggestion: be prepared for all interviewer types!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/29/2004

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