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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?

1 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?

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"General questions regarding my experiences volunteering and in research." Report Response

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

"Anything you want me to bring back to the committee about you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think your wife will handle you being in medical school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were particularly difficult. There were no ethical/moral dilemma questions, just plain, easygoing, getting-to-know-you conversation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Medical Ethics textbook, read UFCOM site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"STAN the simulated patient, Shands, camaraderie of students (they really did seem very happy), and the way UFCOM makes its interviewees feel they are important." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The medical school building is over 50 years old, and has had few renovations. Harrell Center is cramped. Students have to pay $100/year for the "priveledge" to park 15 minutes away. The Maren Room is nice, but it is really doted on too much. Most students never use it, and of the few that do, they use it for napping. For me, it did nothing to sell the school (and I appreciate the arts)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a very long draining day. It wasn't the least bit stressful though. Be prepared to walk a lot. There were several presentations in the morning, followed by a trip to visit STAN, the Harrell Center, and then lunch. The food was pretty good, but I wish I had stacked more on my plate because there is not chance for seconds, so don't be bashful as most interviewees are with food. Medical students come in and get a free lunch once the interviewees pass through the line, so they cleaned up pretty nicely. They were very eager to talk to us, answer questions, etc. They were fairly honest as well, which was refreshing. After lunch, the group is divided and some go for interviews while others tour the med school and hospital (two separate 1 hour tours). I think this is what dragged the day on too long, as we were brought places we had already been. The tours should be combined, with much less emphasis on the hospital as its not necessary to see the front door of the new NICU, or floor after floor of the same things. After the tours & two interviews, everyone convenes for a final message from one of the deans, where he lets you know your chances (which are very good) of getting in. Overall, it was a great day, and I learned a lot about UFCOM. I had a high opinion of the school coming in, but the day showed me it was an even better place to go to med school than I thought." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/16/2005

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?

6 out of 10

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