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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about the XXXX experience you have listed here on your application." Report Response

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

"What direction or specialty do you see yourself practicing in the future?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you like to know about UF COM? Also, after discussing the interviewers research he asked what novel clinical applications I could think of." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were determined to be a physician, why did you chose this other profession first? I was prepared for this question but I don't think I articulated the answer as well as I had hoped." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AAMC application, Ivyleaqueadmissions.net ($20.00 to download admissions/interview guide), MSARS, UF COM website, Reviewed research projects, UptoDate.com, WHO website, practice interview. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the students and faculty. The day was well organized and it was comforting to know that you are truly vauled and sought after if you are sitting in that room. The speed at which you'll find out the selection commitee's answer. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although it is not directly related to the interview day, I want to pass along my story with the hopes it may help someone in the future. After submitting my AMCAS application, I received secondary applications either by e-mail or regular mail to all the designated schools, except UF. This really bothered me being UF COM is my school of choice. I went on their admissions web site and at the bottom of one of the pages there was a tip to turn off your spam filter or set up a seperate account with low spam controls. I had never looked in my spam folder figuring if e-mail is in there it's junk. Well, UF had been trying to contact me several times over a two month period. I was so relieved but by then I had 5 days before the deadline to submit the secondary application materials. I recommend following their advise but I would also like to see something this important followed up with a regular mail invitation from the admissions office to those who have been selected for a secondary app. if no contact is made. I can't believe something so trivial as a spam filter almost made me lose this opportunity of a lifetime." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The various committees that a med student can be a part of at UF. I would have liked to talk to them more about the oppurtunities." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day exceeded my expections. As a UF undergrad, I was familiar with the campus and hospital but appreciate the tours for those that aren't. The USMLE board scores are impressive and yes the school should be very proud of their and the students accomplishments. The morning gives you the opportunity to think of questions to ask during the interview to show your interest. STAN is a marvel. Ladies; Robyn is not kidding, wear comfortable shoes. All the ladies in my group had blisters by the end of the day. The interviewers make you feel so welcomed and just want to get to know you better and assess your fit into the program. Come prepared with questions to ask, as many people in my group stated the interviewer wanted them to lead the direction of conversation." 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?

0-1 hour

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?

02/17/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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