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  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tallahassee
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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)?

"What would a friend say are your pros and cons?" Report Response

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

"What makes you unique?" Report Response

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

"They asked me a lot about my family." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Has there ever been a time when you were misjudged?, Who inspired you to pursue medicine and why?, How do you problem solve? (this one threw me off guard, I didn't know exactly how to answer it...)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I see that you love working with children and have an interest in pediatrics... so why medicine as opposed to teaching? (They also drilled me A LOT about my personal application and specifics about patients I worked with, etc.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over primary and seconday applications, mock interviews with friends and family, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Excellent, brand new facilities. The tablet laptop and PDA you receive at orientation are a nice plus. Also, from what I understood, the professors are all full-time faculty and do not practice in addition to teaching. It is nice to have instructors that are 100% dedicated to your education." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I do a great deal of my studying in libraries, and I was very unimpressed with the one at the med school... however, I'm sure med school students also have access to the main FSU library. I was also disappointed in the lack of a teaching hospital nearby. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviews were much more stressful than I thought they would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought I did terribly, but ended up getting accepted... so it just goes to show you that you should stay calm and be yourself!" 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/02/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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