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  • Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boca Raton
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 yourself and how you came to your decision about medicine." Report Response

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

"What makes you different from other students? How will this medical school benefit from accepting you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your clinical experiences and what you learned from them." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the disadvantage to having such a small class size?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would the medical school at FAU benefit from accepting you into our class? What sets you apart?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read the school website, re-read all my applications, wikipedia" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new buildings, small classes, new equipment, relaxed atmosphere, and opportunity to work with doctors (lack of competition from upper-classmen or residents)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"This location is has a large elderly population and is more homogeneous culturally compared to Miami. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Do not order the sandwich with onions. They give you RED onions and your breath ends up...bleh (and I loved it so I ate it...bleh)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I showed up in the morning and talked to some med students before some presentations. Afterwards, the faculty member assigned to me took me to their office for the interview. Later, we had student led tours of the campus and we saw the simulation labs. Afterwards we ate lunch at Boca Raton's Community Hospital and looked at some of their new toys there. The day ended with a brief talk about the application. It was relaxed and not very stressful. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2007

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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