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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?

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)?

"What did your military experiences teach you that will help you as a medical student and physician?" Report Response

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

"Do you think health care is a right or a priviledge?" Report Response

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

"What will you bring to UF as a medical student? To ophthalmology?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about abortion?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"watched the news, read the news, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The 4th year med student who interviewed me was extremely passionate about what he was studying - not fake - but sincerely happy about where he, what he was studying, and the education he had received. You could tell he loved it here. The students I met also talked a lot about how the teachers were genuinely concerned with the students. The students also disagreed with comments about UF being "cut throat" when I asked, noting that there are always people who strive to be #1, but that the general atmosphere is more one of students helping students. That is the atmosphere I'm seeking, so that greatly impressed me - and I asked NUMEROUS students regarding the cut throat issue and received similar answers that cut the rumor down. Also, the board scores were extremely impressive, especially the fact that UF students actually take the USMLE on campus & don't have to worry about freak standardized test experiences." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish there were more windows - a lot of the areas (classrooms, libraries, labs, etc) seemed so closed in & boxed in, & the med school walls were so bleak in some areas that the place looked kind of like a giant off-white maze. Also, I got the impression that grades mattered more than the person's accomplishments at some times." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That lunch was going to be light (I recommend eating a big breakfast)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was positively impressed, over all (see "what positively impressed me" section). I was also impressed by the caliber of students applying with me, UF definitely attracts a high class crowd. I think a lot of people were nervous about the interview ahead of time though (some people had been told horror stories of "testing/mentally trying" interviews"), however, both of the people I met with were extraordinarily nice and intriguing to talk to. Some of my ethical perspectives were challenged in the interview, but I stuck to my guns and that was all. Neither of the interveiwers was "out to get me" - they were intelligent, interesting, thought-provoking people. Just go in there prepared to stand your ground and learn a little." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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