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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 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)?

"''You didn't do the greatest at your previous institution, (mind you I was a business major before and wasn't as serious i.e. in my PS,) but did very well at an 'EASY School' how do you think you could perform well here?'' MOUTH ON FLOOR number 1!" Report Response

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

"''Most people with your situation would have done a master's degree in biology or something, ehemm,are you in a master's program right now?'' Confusing look on my face thinking, hmmm why don't you looked at my super highlighted file and see that I am not in a master's program. How do you respond to that? UMMM NO." Report Response

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

"''Some people with your situation (talking about my file like it was a disease thinking to myself ok buddy ask me about me now) would have done research, ehemmm, have you done research? RHETORICAL QUESTION 3 of 4. I couldn't believe this guy. No I haven't done formal research but I would like to blah blah blah, lol, then he tried to test me on it and I through some molecular cell biology at him. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"NOTHING, The second student interviewer was a complete JERK. He was on my file the entire time and it was disgusting his attitude towards me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do I start? The first interviewer asked good questions that were relevant. The most difficult question was when she would ask something such as, ''What makes a good doctor, but don't use Empathy and give me three different things.'' She did that for another question too. Overall she was nice. However, the 4th year person interviewing me was honestly an jerk and wouldn't get off of my file. He tried to just degrade me and the school I went to for undergrad saying ''an easy school like this.'' Referring to my school. My jaw hit the floor and was in disbelief thinking why did they ask me to come here. He kept going with questions about my file and never let off of them. I mean if you have one or two marks that need explaining that is fine but this person was acting so rude and obnoxious about the interview. He would ask me rhetorical questions that with my super highlighted file I knew he knew the answer too. What really was upsetting about the whole thing is that the person that interviewed, FROM and IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL, before me said that ''oh this guy is so nice.'' NO HE WASN'T which makes me question UF's whole attitude toward people of small name schools as they only let people in from IVY LEAUGE Schools or with a 40K donation from rich republicans that can get Charlie Crist to write a letter and have their kids get in without MCAT's or an application. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Friends, SDN, and people who interviewed there before me. Also my student host was very nice and I liked him a lot. Too bad the rest of the experience was so negative. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"NOTHING, I WAS VERY UPSET" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities were disgusting. It looked like they were built in 1961 and were never updated, EVER. Gainsville is a rednecks dream. Which leads me to another point. On my interview tour the two girls interviewing me walked past a hall way and named all the offices, ''this is administration, this is financial aid, oh and Hahahehehehe this is the Minority Affairs office but I don't know what it is for, hehehe I never been there.'' The other people in my tour guide that were black hispanic or otherwise looked at each other ask if to say 'wow that was weird and insensitive.' Which leads me to another point that the diversity at UF seems to be non-existent. One more point. I didn't like the curriculum either. It is totally traditional and SHAM's wasn't that impressive. If I mentioned before that the school was archaic in its upgrades then the IT was even worse." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would of known that they had the most odd acceptance process and only out right acceptances they give are to IVY LEAUGERS. The rest of everyone else gets put on hold and then finally at the end they just get wait-listed. The school's diversity is a joke and they need to improve upon that. They need to update the school and get off their high horses and be more amenable. The only highlight was the student hosts and the other students I met there that day. Everything else WAS TRASH. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview experience was horrible. The first person who interviewed me was a doctor and they were nice. However, it was ruined by the 4th year medical student that was a total jerk and basically tried me all throughout the interview. Am I overreacting? HELL NO! This person did a total different interview than the IVY league student he had just before me. Which tells me that the guy basically just didn't like me by my file not by my interview or liking me because he got to know me. NO, he judged me and acted accordingly which accounted for a horrible interview. If this sounds like sour grapes go on SDN right now and look at all the scandals and comments about UF's horrible interviewing / selection process. I hated my experience and wish to god I didn't waist my time going there and waisting my day. I am much more happy with my experiences at other schools and the other schools I got into. I did e-mail the dean and he followed up with me but nevertheless screwed me over at the end. I never wanted to go to this school after I visited it. Sorry if this sounds depressing but it is the only thing I can do to account for my WAISTED DAY" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

1 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2008

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Grammar check, they seem like they don't have college degrees let alone letting people into medical" Report Response

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