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  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"How would you describe yourself to a long lost sibling?" Report Response

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

"Strengths/weaknesses" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you couldn't be an MD?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Previous interview feedback, review AMCAS and essays, stayed familiar with current events, spoke with current medical students and graduates of UF COM" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Almost everything was impressive. The facilities were kept very nice with many new buildings and units. All the staff members, students, and interviewers were friendly and enthusiastic. STAN and the Harell center seem like wonderful resources. A huge number of students (probably 25) came to have lunch with us and talk about their experiences. This really showed me that the students were excited about the program. I actually enjoyed that the day was from 9-5. Unlike other reviewers on this website, I thought this long day showed that they were willing to take time to show us their school, it made me know that if I go to UF I will be taken care of, and it gave me a chance to thoroughly see what the school has to offer. At other interview days for other schools I felt like I left the school without seeing many of the facilities. I enjoyed both tours and think that if I hadn't gone on both I would have missed out. Plus, the entire day was ontime and very rarely did I feel bored. We saw the cadaver lab, emergency room, PICU, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing negatively impressed me. As for improvement in the interview day, I felt like some of the information was redundant. The talk about the curriculum in the Maren reading room was information we all already knew from our own research into the program. Also, at the end of the day Dr. Gessner spoke for 30 minutes about what Robyn told us in 3 minutes regarding the decision process." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much more UF's program had to offer than I had realized before. UF became my top choice after this visit." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

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?

6 out of 10

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