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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

Closed file

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

"Do you think all doctors that choose not to work in clinics are just in it for the money?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research?" Report Response

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

"Why UF?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I told him I related to Dr. Ben Carson (who he did not know), who came from humble beginnings, to which he replied: "If you are so poor, how did you afford to go to ___ for 4 years of undergrad?"...Wow, I hope my mouth didn't drop open!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the one thing you would change about yourself? (Oh and the poor question)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my AMCAS, read website extensively, talked with students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The day was long, but in retrospect, and compared to my other interviews, you got the feeling they really wanted you to be there and were recruiting you, which was why they wnated you to get a look at most of the facilities. UF COM stuck out in my mind just because I had seen so much fo it, and became so familiar with the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"UF is in Gainesville, which I knew and had been to before, but from a med student's perspective, especially one who wants to work with underserved populations, the opportunities seem limited compared to other places...I will be spending a lot of time at the Equal Access clinin and in Jacksonville." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Ladies: There's always one idiot who wears pointy high-heels without a change of shoes for the tours...take it from me...don't be that idiot..." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Well, in Miami, where i am from, you have to leave your house an hour and a half early to get somewhere on time...in Gainesville if you leave an hour and a half early, you will get to the school an hour and a half ahead of time. So I was there at 7:30, but fortunately I wasn't the only one. We chatted for awhile, and I found that most people in my interview group were very personable. I love the Harrell reading room, and we got to touch the patient simulator. By lunch, I was famished (lunch consisits of sandwiches, which are blah, but I think they do it on purpose since we have 2 interviews and 2 more tours in the afternoon, and they don't want to overload our stomachs). The students were great, and I got the positives and negatives of the school. Next, I was in the half that went on another tour, and by that time everyone was laughing at me because my feet were on fire! My first interviewer was great, since we had similar interests, and he knew my file completely. One more tour, then my second interview, which was closed file. He asked me some interesting questions (the poor one) and wrote EVERYTHING down...he didn't know my name when I walked in. Overall, it was a great day, and I got my acceptance letter the next week, which was also nice!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/11/2005

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?

5 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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