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  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 was the most interesting question?

"There weren't any really interesting questions - everything was related to my application materials. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There really weren't any difficult questions either - just explaining what I put in on AMCAS and the secondary. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Relaxed - but I probably should have read over what I wrote again. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How enthusiastic the students were. My second interviewer was amazing - I would attend the school just to learn from him. Lunch was very good. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of dry erase boards - plasma screen TVs and chalkboards everywhere. It's strange, but it really bothers me. Also, all the power points and videos were dated - they stressed how amazing they were but didn't update any of the material. The facilities were good, but not amazing - I've seen better at other schools. Also, the fact that they kept comparing themselves to Harvard, and how they had been the 'first' to do a lot of things - but all those firsts seemed like they have never been updated. And I was going to vomit if I had to hear one more time about the two national championships - I understand about school pride, but honestly, I want to go to medical school, not watch football." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How long and pointless half of the morning session was going to be, and that there was no breakfast or coffee. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Florida has a great reputation, and you will hear that reiterated throughout the day. It seemed strange to hear how amazing the classed do on the USMLE, but how there isn't any real competition - I didn't believe it, but every student I talked to said that they really do like each other and try to help each other out. Florida does seem to be stuck on how great they are - but they didn't really seem to be improving the facilities as compared to the other schools I have visited. I think that you either go there and love it, hate it, or feel completely neutral about it - but that all the students who attend absolutely love it. My only big complaint about the actual interview was the question line of ''Where else have you applied, interviewed, and been accepted?'' I didn't see how that question was any of their business, and it made me very uncomfortable. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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