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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?

8 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)?

"From open-file interviewer: What made you interested in UF COM? What questions do you have for me?" Report Response

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

"From closed-file interviewer: Tell me about yourself. What would you do if you did not get accepted to medical school?" Report Response

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

"From closed-file interviewer: What have you been doing since you got out of college? What was your MCAT score?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your opinion about HMOs? (This was from a conversation we'd been having about how HMOs really save money for the company and CEO, not for the patients.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. The interviews were both very pleasant and conversational. Both interviewers had been at UF COM for a long time, and they gave me some good insights about the school. My first interview was open-file, but the second was closed-file. (That interviewer told me up front that he had decided not to read my file until after interviewing me.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications (the interviewers have access to both), read about UF COM on their website, read the previous interview feedback here on SDN, and practiced answering those questions. As with all interviews, make sure to come here with questions to ask your interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1. Students seem ridiculously happy, even the third- and fourth-years. 2. The Harrell Center and Stan: they are both very cool and state-of-the-art technology. 3. The research track option. 4. Early clinical exposure, including a three-week preceptorship during December of the first year. 5. Low in-state tuition (about $20,000 per year for state residents) compared with private schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1. Gainesville is a college town, but at least the cost of living there is cheap, and there are cultural things to do there. 2. You probably have to move out to Jax for some of your rotations." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Robyn and Denise are basically the only people in the whole admissions office, so they really work hard to make the interview day happen. Thanks so much, ladies." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UF is a fantastic school and a great option for in-state residents. I did feel that the interview day was too long; after a while, my brain just kind of shut down. Robyn and Denise, if you're reading this, please dispense with the hospital tour in the future. It isn't nearly as informative as the Harrell Center, Stan, and medical school tours are, and we were all so fried by then that I kind of felt bad for our tour guide. Also, it would be great if you could provide some coffee and bagels or something in the morning, because it is hard to make it through such a long day on so little food." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2005

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

8 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?

7 out of 10

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