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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Open file

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

"Describe your research." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Describe your community service/extracurricular/leadership (and so on) activities." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think is the most important attribute for a doctor to possess?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the most difficult time you had in school? (Not very difficult, just out of nowhere.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading interview info at student doctor.net, reviewing my application, practice interview, attempting to stay current with the news" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everything: the admissions staff, the Harrell Center, STAN patient simulator, students' USMLE scores, good atmosphere, up-to-date facilites" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"limited information about the admissions process/statistics, med student area is a bit old" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the tier system, unusual interview tactics" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was an overall good experience. I wasn't very stressed because Robyn and Denise provide a comfortable atmosphere. I thought I performed fairly well under the conditions and it was good to see the campus. UF is probably the best med school in Florida. MAIN Things to know: 1) good cop/bad cop interviewers: I don't know if they actually plan this or if it works out this way, but one interviewer tends to be nice to you and the other more mean. There are varying degrees of "good" (bubbly to pleasantly curious) and "bad" (argumentative to mildly disinterested/emotionally distanced). Just don't be surprised if one person loves you while the other leaves the room to make a phone call (DURING the interview). Be poised, calm, and do your best. 2) the admissions process: Before I begin, let me just say that this is speculative; I have heard this as "the word on the street." After interviewing, you are either accepted, rejected or put on hold. Hold means they have made no decision about you. They then review people on hold for acceptance, rejecton, or waitlist. This is definite. The operation of the waitlist is what is speculative. From what I've heard, the list is split into three groups, or tiers. Consideration for acceptance goes in order from Tier 1 to 3. As you submit materials to the school, you can move up or down from one tier to the next. If this is true, then the list is semi-ranked. In other words, Tier 1 has a better chance of getting in than Tier 2, but everyone in Tier 1 has the same chance. I can't say this is 100% true or the implications, but I just wanted to give a possibility." 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 primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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