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  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tallahassee
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"Why FSU? This was a very big question, both interviewers asked this same question. Make sure you look at their website for their mission statement and additional info. They are very big into primary care and geriatric, so make sure you mention it." Report Response

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

"Why did you chose medicine ? Simple question that all of us applying to medical school should know the answer to." Report Response

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

"What should I tell the committee about you? This was asked at the end of the interview." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your family? Where are you from? What are your good and bad habits as a friend? etc... A lot of questions where from the AMCAS, so study it well and you will ace it. One questions was about my MCAT score (my wasnt so high) but I was prepare for it. In all the questions were not hard at all, I didn't get any ethical questions or healthcare field questions. But one of the other person being interview later told me that he was asked a lot of ethical questions. So be ready for the subject, do research on it (I used Wiki) on ethical issues and healthcare in the US just in case." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about interesting cases that you saw as a volunteer? This was tough because I volunteer at an ER and a Cancer center so I had to think on the fly and pick a random case that I remember." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forum, SDN Interview Feedback, FSU website, Wikipedia and a few mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school looks brand new and very nice. It incorporate a lot of technology in the classroom, tablet laptop, PDA and SIMs so you can practice on. The medical students seems happy even though they got a big test coming up. FSU has a positive environment feel to them, the staff are friendly. Plus I was told their new dean is very student friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tallahassee isn't the nicest looking town but you only have to be there for 2 years anyway. After 2 years you are off to their regional campuses. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That a 5 hours drive from where I lived to FSU was so boring. They start school very early June 1 and my interview was so late, which doesn't allow me any vacation time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a great school, I got accepted into FSUCOM without being place on the waitlist even though it was the very last day for interviews (May 1). My stats weren't that great, so that mean I did really well on my interview. My tips are to relax (FSU interview is kinna informal) prepare your answers ahead of time, BRING A WATER BOTTLE INTO THE INTERVIEWER ROOM you will definitely get dry-mouth from talking for 50 minutes and save some water for the second interview which will be another 50 minutes." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

05/01/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

5 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?

7 out of 10

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