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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

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

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

"Strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My questions were pretty much straight out of AMCAS so make sure you know what you included in your application" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"again, no particularly difficult questions if you know your app." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS, talked to students, and thought a lot." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was really impressed by the hospital and the fact that it's now a level 1 trauma center. Also, I thought the fact that some third year clerkships can be done in Jacksonville is a great opportunity to see cases you otherwise wouldn't get to see in Gainesville. One last thing - this interview day is really low stress, I got the sense that they were interested in me as a person and not just what I wrote in my applications. They really just want to get to know you, so relax and you'll actually have a good time at this interview. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Can't say I had a negative impression of anything." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it can get pretty hot in Florida even in early March, especially if you're wearing your interview gear and taking tours around the school. Bring a handkerchief (sp?) " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a good time at this interview. Your fellow interviewees will all be very interesting people and the faculty and current medical students will do their best to help you relax. Also, you'll get candy in the morning and some pretty good lunch as far as interview food goes - which you'll get to share with current medical students. This was by far my best interview day of the season so please don't dread this day - be excited, you'll have a good time and learn a lot. " 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

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn on W. Newberry

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/03/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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