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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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Explain how DNA creates proteins (!) What are the red flags in your application? What are the things I should highlight to the adcom?" Report Response

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

"What is the major problem in the US today in regards to healthcare? Who do you admire most? Where is the most interesting place you have travelled?" Report Response

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

"What are three adjectives to describe you? How would your friends describe you? What would your friends say was your biggest weakness? Where do you want to go to medical school? Where have you applied? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How do you handle stress? What is your greatest accomplishment? How do you feel about UF?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are three adjectives to describe you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who do you most admire?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the questions on SDN! ALL OF THEM... I got asked every ridiculous question in the book (by an MS4 nonetheless)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both of my interviewers. Tremendously interesting people, and both were very good at actual interviewing. They had lists of questions, but it didn't feel like a quiz. Consequently, I felt very at ease throughout both of them. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Gainesville. While they try to debunk the "myth" that there is a great patient population in gainesville, you get the impression that the massive hospital system is kind of contrived- built for the academics, and not for the community. The clinical side made me nervous (and all that commuting to Jacksonville sounds annoying) " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview would last the entire fall semester. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UF has a very collegiate feel to it (surprise surprise), and I had a hard time imagining being on a professional track there. Not like you can do tons of stuff outside of school, but you are very isolated out there. But, UF's facilities are great, the people seem to love it (a little too summer camp-y for me even), and they go the distance to get you to love it. My two interviewers were the major selling points. Both of them were people you would see as fantastic professional role models. I won't hold the fact that one of them made me explain Transcription and Translation against him. " 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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