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  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tampa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Both interviewers opened their interviews with, "So, tell me about yourself." And then wanted to know GPA, MCAT, etc. So even though it's closed-file, these interviewers are still interested in your numbers." Report Response

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

"The Ph.D. who interviewed me was very interested in the research I did and asked many questions about what I did, while the M.D. was only somewhat interested in my research and wanted to know about my exposure to and understanding of medicine and the medical profession." Report Response

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

"One interviewer asked me if I had ever worked with the underpriviledged or the poor community. Both interviewers wanted to know about my involvment in organizations and charity groups." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The Interviewer pulled out a picture that he obviously cut out of the comics section (one of those find the differences between two pictures puzzle) and asked me to find the six differences between the two pictures. This one caught me very much off guard and left me a little baffled, but I found most of the differences." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Aside from the "find the differences" ordeal described above, the same interviewer was difficult because the wording of his questions was... difficult. He asked me to desribe my humanism. While this isn't a difficult question, it was rather poorly worded and left me searching for a way to answer it for a minute or so." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched the USF College of Medicine Website. Read previous experiences on studentdoctor.net. Re-read my application. Talked to my personal doctor and a few current medical students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The openness of the faculty, staff, and students. Everyone was honest, friendly, and helpful. Everyone tried very hard to help you relax, as the interviews themselves were not that stressful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The number of classrooms for students. In your first year you have one classroom where you have all your classes. The second year you move next door to an identical room. Maybe I'm too used to undergrad classes where you have to walk all over campus. There seemed to be a large number of rooms that were used for research, and only a few for teaching. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They feed you breakfast. Which included pastries, fruit, coffee, juice, water, tea, and more. And don't get stressed, it's really a relaxed environment." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is an all-day experience which begins with food before 8am. You are given a talk about what exactly you will be doing if you get into USF Med School (which is kind of hard to stay awake during). Then a tour of one of the affiliated medical centers nearby (we toured the Shriner's Hospital). Then, two interviews each 45 mins long. Next, lunch with staff and several students. Afterwards, several discussions about financial aid, a military presentation, housing options, etc. Then you're done by around 3:30pm!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

TPA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/31/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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