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  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tallahassee
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"A dosage question: if a dosage for a medication is 10 mg/kg, and your patient weighs 45 pounds, how much medicine would you prescribe?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself what's not in the application....what are your dreams as far as what you want to do with your career." Report Response

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

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a 17 yr old girl came to you and wanted an abortion, what would you do? Long answer short..i basically told her I would not be comfortable performing the abortion but I would still make sure that the patient is well taken care of by another physician. But then the interviewer asked me, What if you were the ONLY physician on staff at the time within 2 hours? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Not really any difficult questions, but one question that I didn't really prepare for was: what was one of the most traumatic life experiences, and what was one of the most inspiring moment of your life? I also got the dosage question like someone else on SDN. It's not hard..just have to know the convertion of pounds to kilograms." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN--helped a lot!!, read my AMCAS and secondary questions, did a mock interview with a friend, and prepared my views on ethical questions like abortion, euthanasia, withdrawal, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"EVERYONE was so friendly, and you can tell that the students REALLY do enjoy med school at FSU. The school is very high tech. Very nice facilities, especially the LC and the CLC's." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The library is really small...but that's because 95% of the library books are available on the students' laptops. There are not any labs at FSU except the anatomy lab. No teaching hospital..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Trust student doctor...the interview is REALLY chill. I wish I would have known that you can request the morning or afternoon interview time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome experience overall. I started my day at 9 am. Half the ppl come at 9, and the others come at 11. I was glad to get my interviews done in the morning though, because at 11, you go to lunch and meet all the ppl that have not had their interviews yet...everyone is kinda nervous and asking the med school students about their specific interviewers...that would have made me more nervous.. But anyways, both interviewers were realllly nice people. They made me feel very comfortable. They were both very conversational. I wrote down as many questions as I could remember from the "convos" that I had. I hope they help you all prepare for your interviews! Good Luck to you all!! Here are the questions i remember: 1. 63 yrs old patient wants to withdraw from life support...she can communicate thru eye blinks. Her family agrees. You are her doctor. What do you do? 2. B/c of your faith, would anything cause you any discomfort/problem as a doctor? 3. Would you consider going to D.O school? 4. Tell me about your family. 5. what are your strengths and weaknesses 6. Most memorable volunteer experience 7. Most interesting paitent experience 8. What kind of place would you like to work in: small town, big city, etc. 9. Tell me about your research. 10. What field of medicine are you interested in? 11. Why FSU? 12. What do you think is the most pressing concern in healthcare? Basically, know your amcas application well. One of my interviwers focused greatly on my application and asked a lot of questions revolving around my personal statement, while the other interviewer was just literally making conversation. I hope all this was helpful for you guys. I interviewed on Jan 27th, so I should find out by tomorrow or wednesday. Please pray for me!" 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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