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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"See above. The rest was really conversational. Loved it!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When did you know you wanted to be a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing extremely difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UF website, SDN, re-read primary and secondary applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! The day was long but I barely noticed because I was always doing something. When I walked into the room and saw the folder individually prepared for me with my name tag including my Alma Mata, I knew this was going to be a different experience. The admissions staff is extremely professional. The facilities were amazing- particularly the Brain Institute and STAN (the standardized man developed at UF which can mimic several clinical scenarios allowing use as an amazing clinical learning tool). The students (including my two hosts) were phenomenal and the camerarderie is really there. Not just rhetoric! In fact, on my interview day, the second year class sang to the first years before their very difficult head and neck exam (apparently a UF tradition). The Harrell Center, the Maren reading room, the student-run Equal Access Clinic and the annual mission trips to different countries all impressed me. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The one thing...the tour! We had two 1hour long tours and I still didn't see anything. The medical school tour was by two first-years that could not walk and talk simultaneously! We stood outside the library and they told us about the different sites for about 30min and then by the time we got to the Multi-Disciplinary labs it was time to rush back to avoid being late for our interviews. The hospital tour was much better but the tourguide was a 4th year that kept saying she was extremely tired. I felt bad for her and wished we could stop so that she could get some rest. All in all, the sites I saw were absolutely amazing, it's just that I wanted to see more." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Gainesville really isn't so bad. After my interview, my hosts took me out to dinner and a movie and showed me around downtown Gainesville. It really wasn't that bad at all. I could do that for a couple of years." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, UF is an amazing school and I really hope that I get in. The facilities are amazing, and the presentation was very professional and on-time. My interviews were really conversational, interesting and thought-provoking. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

JAX

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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