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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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"The patient advocacy question" Report Response

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

"tell me about yourself - hobbies, etc" Report Response

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

"Summarize your research...then the guy repeatedly questioned the importance of my findings in one of my pubs, but see above for the purpose of his interrogation. Anyway I got in here, so it probably went better than I initially thought." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me why patient advocacy is important." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing really..we spoke about patient advocacy and why it's important for physicians to be leaders and role models, and related this to lobbying in Congress as a way to have a broader impact for your patients as a doc." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, a couple of interview books" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were quite impressive. Though Gainesville is a small town, the Shands hospital complex is quite large, with new areas constantly being built (i.e. the new Cancer and Genetics Institute and the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (a beautiful building on 34th St)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing...I went to UF as an undergrad, and I like it here. Some could say that Gainesville is too small, but it's not as if you'll have that much time for much else anyway!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that you can really get your sweat on when you're wearing a business suit" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a great experience and low stress, so relax if you've had interviews elsewhere, particularly in the New England area. Also remember that when they act arrogant and try to intimidate you, they're probaby just trying to test your nerves, and as long as you remember that you'll be fine. RELAX! Robyn Sheppard was sick during our interview, so Denise Chichester took over for her, but I know Robyn is usually good at keeping everyone relaxed, so try and have fun and you'll do better." 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

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?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2004

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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