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  • Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Miami
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Do you have any family members or relatives who are physicians ?" Report Response

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

"Why would you choose FIU over other more established medical schools ?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had a patient who was receiving Paclitaxel for ovarian cancer with some questions about their treatment while you had a full waiting room of patients, how would you handle this situation ?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had a patient who was receiving Paclitaxel for ovarian cancer with some questions about their treatment while you had a full waiting room of patients, how would you handle this situation ?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read interview feedback on SDN and practiced these questions with at my university's career center and with friends. I also read a book about medical school interview techniques and prepared an outline of interview information." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Neighborhood Help program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of facilities and classrooms for the students of the inaugural class." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known about the Neighborhood Help program ahead of time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The afternoon interview session started at 11 AM. The day started with a brief introduction about the medical program and the unique aspects of the FIU curriculum. After the presentation, we were treated to lunch in the school cafeteria. Afterwards, I had a 45 minute break period before my interview at 1:45. The interview itself lasted 30 minutes and the day ended with a brief tour of the campus and a presentation by financial aid. The day was over by 4:15. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

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?

02/29/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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