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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 are some of your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Provide a chronological history of your work and school experiences." Report Response

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

"Where do you intend to practice medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about alternative medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you react in stressful situations?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did not prepare because I did not want my answers to sound contrived." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The thoughtfulness that the staff puts in to the teaching process. They have maximized the students ability to learn and enjoy the medical school by blending problem-based learning with a complete education of the basic sciences. They have invested in a number of institutes and technology for conveyance of knowledge. If you are interested in researching an idea, several students mentioned that the faculty will bend over backwards to get funding and support for your project. I had previously thought that a small town could hardly present a variety of cases to prepare you for residency, but the numerous facilities make exposure to a large variety of cases possible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tours were not well organized and just served as a way to pass the time without conveying very much information." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I learned some valuable information while I was there, but it was not necessary to know anything that I did not already know before going there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interview was with Dr. Gravenstein. He was exemplary and quickly came across as a warm-hearted, encouraging, supportive individual. He went out of his way to make me comfortable and was engaging to talk with. When he asked me how I saw myself practicing medicine 10 years from now, I asked him, "Ideally or realistically?" He said, "Ideally." I told him those grand dreams that keep me motivated through school and even shared some research ideas I had. We spent the whole time together and I wished we had longer. What an intelligent, remarkable man. Dr. Bass was my second interview. He came across as if he were somewhat disinterested and in a hurry. When I left the interview, I immediately had an awkward feeling. Did I answer the questions effectively or should I have thought them out a little more thoroughly before responding? However, upon reflection, he was subtly very kind and supportive. He asked what he was interested in knowing rather concisely. Yet he listened to my whole explanations and continued with my thoughts that sometimes evolved into engaging conversation. He seems to enjoy discussing political topics objectively and offers his valuable insight as well. I have a lot of respect for Dr. Bass. It is only just a little difficult to determine how I was coming across to him. I wish that I would have elaborated to both interviewers about some of the recognition such as awards and scholarships I received in school, but I really wanted to project more of my personality that they could not read off of my AMCAS summary. By the time I actually had my first interview, I had met a few staff members that were so friendly that I felt quite comfortable. My impression is that this school will enable you to realize your full potential while in medical school and even beyond. It had the facilities, the staff, and the expertise in teaching that appear unrivaled in the whole Southeast." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2004

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