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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?

2 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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"At what point in your life did you know that you wanted to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Have you done research? I did 2 years of research and I talked about it a little, but my interviewer was an M.D., not a Ph.D., so he didn't seem too concerned about my research. That worked out great for me b/c I'd rather talk about my clinical experiences any day." Report Response

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

"Tell me about the medical volunteering/shadowing that you've done." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your favorite non-science college course?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult. The interview was relaxed and conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my essays and applications, reviewed my research, read SDN, mock interview at my school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed happy and enthusiastic, and Mr. Larkin was very informative. He really tried to make us relax and feel welcome. The tour of Tampa General Hospital was exciting- I've had four interviews and USF was the only one in which I had a tour of the teaching hospital." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wasn't terribly impressed with the med school classrooms but some are now being renovated." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We had breakfast in the morning with one of the med students, then listened to an hour presentation about the curriculum. Then we took a bus to Tampa General where we had a tour, our interviews, and lunch with the med students. The interview was conversational and it seemed like the interviewers were just trying to get to know me. We even had a few laughs and I asked them some questions. I was super nervous (as usual) but by the end, I didn't want to leave! They seemed more concerned with "will you fit in here" and less concerned with your statistics. I was surprised by how much I liked the school. I've been to other Florida schools- ones with better facilities- but USF is now my top choice because of the community atmosphere, the attitude and the clinical experience right off the bat. I hope i get in here!" 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?

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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/06/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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