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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?

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)?

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response

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

"What specialty do you want to enter?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Will you be able to work with patients of different religions?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were the health czar of the United States, what would you change about health care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, the FSU website (www.med.fsu.edu), re-read my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The whole campus is new. Everything is wired. Students get lounges, PDA's, laptop. All but one of students passed Step 1 on the first try." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"FSU has a stigma of being a backup school. Most of the students who go to FSU could not get into UF. Classes begin June 1st." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The directions to the parking lot are horrible. Be sure to turn into the first lot with a guard gate. The day only lasts from 11am - 5pm." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts with meeting current students and asking them about their experiences. Then you'll meet the Dean of Admissions and the rest of the staff. There was no presentation as I've seen in other interviews. Instead, the Dean talked to us for about ten minutes and then let us go to lunch. After eating, you'll go to your interviews which last about an hour each. You'll spend any breaks you may have in the student lounge, visiting with the admissions staff and taking a VERY short tour of the facilities (when I interviewed, the new building had opened only the week before. Our tour guide did not know her way around the new school). P.S. If you get Dr. Skilling, be prepared to talk about health care in America. Whatever position you take, he will argue against it. He's not being rude; he just wants to make sure that you've thought through your answers." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/12/2004

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