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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"If you just found out you had a twin sister and she was moving in with you, what are five things you would tell her about yourself?" Report Response

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

"If you could only give me one part of your application, what would it be and why?" Report Response

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

"Why UF?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ten years down the road, what do you think will be the major ethical problem you will have to face in medicine? ...lively discussion ensued..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where would you place UF among the other programs you are considering? How hard should I fight for you during the committee meeting?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Several other interviews..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seem happy, diverse class, suprising number of opportunities to explore areas of medicine such as medical humanities, ect. Solid pre-clinical years, great Step 1 scores, really happy 4th year students. Good amount of research opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not as varied in terms of clinical experiences, there seems to be Shands and VA in Gainesville, and then the center in Jacksonville for a more urban setting. Having to split time between Jax and Gainesville. Facilities seemed a little old, and almost everything seemed some shade of orange and blue. School pride, yes, but it wasn't the most pleasing aesthetic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UF serves a great vegetarian lunch!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very well organized overall. A long day but Robyn, Denise, and Dr.Gessner were very welcoming and the day was organized such that you were kept occupied and learned a lot about the school. The group of interviewees was approx 15-20 students. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2006

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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