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  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tampa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Describe your volunteer work/medical experience/research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions were pretty routine; nothing really too interesting to mention." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. (Not a hard question, just too general for my taste.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"studentdoctor.net, read my application/resume, practiced possible questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Larkin and the admissions staff are some of the nicest people! Interviews emphasize you as a whole candidate (i.e. personality, academics, involvement) rather than just you and your test scores." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers did not show up, resulting in a quick alternate interview with another person. The hospitals were you do rotations are far from the campus, so a car is a must after your first two years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"interview questions are VERY general because of the closed file nature of the interview; the school emphasizes small group learning" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My USF interview was my first med school interview, so I was very nervous. The interview process was interesting to say the least. The day was kept light by Larkin. Important to note: interviews are somewhat disorganized. Many interviewers showed up late or not at all. I understand that they were taking time out of their schedule to interview that day. Jusu roll with it. Stay calm and focused and you'll do fine. Oh, and prepare for closed file questions; translation: you will be asked general questions like "why do you want to be a doctor" and "describe so-and-so event" a lot. (I prefer to be drilled on specific issues or flaws in my application, so general questions threw me off a bit.) Overall, it was an eventful day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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