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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?

4 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?

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 is the hardest challenge that you have faced in your life? How did you overcome it?" Report Response

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

"You are throwing a dinner party and you can invite 3 people from the past or present. Who would they be? Why would you pick them? What would you talk about collectively (because you can't talk to each of them individually and ignore your other guests)?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the Mitchell Report? (We were talking about baseball and the Mitchell Report about steroid use had come out the day before)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The Presidental elections are coming up, and you are a candidate on the campaign trail. What is your stance on health care reform, and what are you going to tell the people to get them to vote for you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly and helpful the staff was. One of my interviews ran late, and I missed my tour. I went to the office of admissions and they helped me find the tour while giving me a mini tour themselves." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are a bit old." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had to walk across the street to the VA hospital to get to one of my interviews. Also, the day really does run from 8am-5pm non-stop, so be prepared!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both of my interviewers were really friendly and helpful. They just wanted to get to know me as a person. One of my interviewers choose not to read a lot of my file because he thought it was better to get to know the student face to face, and then read the application to learn more afterward. I thought it was a cool idea and it was nice to not feel like I was repeating things that he had already read about." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

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?

Paramount Plaza

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/14/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

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