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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"Would you call yourself XXX?" Report Response

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

"What steps are organization XXX doing to counteract XXX medical finding." Report Response

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

"What can I tell you about UF COM?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe the advantages of your research as if you were applying to a grant." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I did not have a question that truly stuck out as being overly difficult. However, answering "What can I tell you about UF COM" after being bombarded with information and stats for the day was somewhat difficult. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read application & AMCAS, MSAR, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, WHO website, UF website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The USMLE board scores were quite impressive and I am happy the school emphasized them. I was not aware of their strength prior to the interview. The facilities, although the layout is a bit confusing, are well-done and very modern (with exception of the 1st and 2nd year MDLs - not a big deal though). The students appear stress free and are very enthusiastic about being there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There were only 2 things that bothered me: 1) The MDL & Anatomy lab areas did look like a dungeon, but the Anatomy lab was relatively clean & didn't smell too bad considering what they do in there. 2) Parking - Read the signs so you know where to go. I highly recommend scoping out the area before if you can otherwise you might end up in the wrong parking garage. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I will reiterate what others have said. Wear comfortable shoes. I am a girl who is sporting two blisters right now on both feet (not fun!). Follow Robyn's advice; they really walk you all over (both in the morning and afternoon) and if you have to interview at the VA Hospital (like me) you have a bit of a hike across the street, etc. So, comfy shoes are a must." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very positive experience and I am looking forward to hearing from the school." 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?

4-6 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?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Cabot Lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/24/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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