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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?

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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"All very typical, and every single one was listed on previous posts. What motivation for medicine?" Report Response

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

"Who were your role models?" Report Response

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

"What community service/leadership/research experience have you had?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"When is it appropriate to be dishonest? What do you think was the most important medical discovery in the last 100 years? Typical of all the other posts on this site." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was a situation in which you had to make a difficult decision?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, my applications, CNN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was extremely positive. All the medical students we met during the day were very excited about what they were doing and were encouraging of all of us who interviewed that day. The students were what really made the day special. The interview was extremely laid back and very enjoyable. The two 30-minute interviews were colloquial and fun. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"At times it felt that the admissions staff was trying to reason with us to still consider them as a school, acting as if they were not confident of their school's place in the ranking of Florida medical schools. The assignments of staff to interview us was a little hectic but ended up just fine. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt very well prepared, but the process is as laid back as it has been reported many times before. If you have an interview here, don't worry about a thing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great experience, have 7 more days until I find out the result. Shame Rel Larkin is no longer on staff, he sounded really nice on the phone. He is now at the UCF medical school admissions program. I was very impressed with the staff, and it seems that the needs of the students there are the most important goal of the staff and curriculum." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/10/2007

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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