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

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Closed file

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

"What do you think about the AIDS crisis in Africa (b/c I founded a medical organization in Kenya and spent part of a summer in South Africa)? How is it being resolved, and what do you think can be done?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? How would a friend describe you? What's your favorite non-science class? Why are you graduating a year early?" Report Response

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

"What is oxidative phosphorylation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is oxidative phosphorylation? (he said he likes to end with a "throw-away" question, but it was good to know, and I was prepared b/c it was asked before and listed on SDN)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interviews at my school, read practice questions given at school, skimmed SDN the night before, read current health news" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of everyone, the friendliness of my student host, and the welcoming atmostphere fostered by the students and admissions staff. They talked to you like you were in and were just recruiting you. I also liked how they provided the residency placements. The day was also very organized and informative." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My Ph.D interviewer ended the interview saying he hoped I'd choose "just good old USF" over better schools that he "assumed or at least hoped [I]applied to." That was a very negative statement about the school. After asking what college I attended, he also told me that the interview was a recruiting tool for students from big-name schools. I just don't like how he put the school down like that and assumed I was using USF as a safety. Also, there were many statement throughout the day justifying why USF is not as well known as UF and UM. I think USF is good enough to hold its own w/o comparing itself to others." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was a great experience. I love how they tell you the decision within 10 days! At the end, Mr. Larkin tells you he will call everyone from 9am-12pm in exactly 10 days to touch base. Mr. Larkin is awesome, and he knew I had an exam when he was going to call everyone about the decisions, so he called me at 8:30am just before my exam to tell me I was in. The care they show towards their applicants says a lot about the school. My first interviewer was a Ph.D and my second was a 4th year med student. The interviews were closed-file, and both interviewers seems to have a list of questions they had to cover. My tour guide was a 2nd year med student and she was great. My student host was a 1st year student and very accommodating. This was definitely the friendliest and most welcoming interview experience. Definitely a school to consider." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

mco

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?

12/05/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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