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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Name a time you faced a challenge. How did you approach solving it?" Report Response

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

"Tell me a little bit about yourself." Report Response

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

"Basically read through all of my AMCAS experiences and asked me to elaborate more on them. I had listed leadership in my sorority, and we even went through that experience (which was difficult.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you read any books recently by scientists (She named a few, and luckily I had heard of them)? How do you think writings by scientists and academics differ from career fiction writers (I studied writing in college)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a time when you were faced with a task with little expertise or experience on how to address it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school website, secondary application, mock interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview day itself was extremely professional and all of the faculty presenters were very enthusiastic and authentic. The campus is gorgeous, and since the medical students share it with the undergraduate campus, they get access to all of the resources." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Student attitudes. Some where really enthusiastic about talking about their experience, but most seemed a bit uninterested and blah about the program. It almost seemed like a majority of students were forced to be here, and could care less. Also, sometimes it felt like the faculty knew that they were a new program and had a lot of work to do, so they were trying to sell the school to you and sell their weaknesses as strengths." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school tries to sell the strange anatomy curriculum as a plus but it really isn't. There doesn't seem to be a strong cadaver program, so first year students do not get to dissect and instead learn from models and prosected bodies. Also, the course is 4 WEEKS LONG which is insanely stressful. In addition, the students only take Step 1 after their 3rd year and most opt to take Step 2 immediately a month after which can be stressful. They boast higher scores but it seems like the curriculum puts a lot of undue stress on the students. Also, FIU is a commuter school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really loved the feel of the school- it gives off a vibe that students are happy and carefree and have access to endless resources. However, you could feel the newness of the program in a couple of things, especially in its ever-changing curriculum and interesting innovative changes to hide weaknesses to the program. I think its a perfectly good school for any student to attend and I would be excited to be admitted, but I am also wary of some of the potential obstacles in receiving an education there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

FLL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Mariott at Miami Dolphin Mall

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

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