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  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tampa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Tell me about a major challenge you had to overcome in your life." Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me how you would address health disparities." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time in your life where your ethics was put on the line." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did my research on USF. I went into the interview day and asked tons of questions (about the curriculum and student life) throughout the day." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The entire interview day was very relaxed. I would consider the clinical program at USF to be arguably one of the strongest in Florida, if not in the country. The school prepares you well for residency. I was particularly impressed by CACLS (pronounced "Cackles"), the scholarly concentration program, and the family atmosphere at USF. USF likes to personalize your interview experience and all of the faculty and the fellow students are very friendly people who genuinely care about you. After lunch, the collar on my suit was flipped up and the Director of admissions, Mr. Perez, tells me "[My name], your collar is flipped up" and fixes my collar for me. I think that simple act, by itself, speaks volumes about the school. After the admission committee reaches a decision, Mr. Perez will personally call you. As far as research goes, the Dean of the Medical School, Dr. Klasko, in conjunction with Mr. Perez have been pushing USF towards the direction of a more-research oriented school. As someone interested in research, I am pretty excited about this change." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The two forty-five to fifty interviews are semi-open in which your two interviewers know everything about you other than your academic record (GPA & MCAT). I found the interview to be more conversational than anything else in which the interviewer just wants to get to know you as a person. Also, the interviewers are hand-picked by Dr. Klasko because they are nice people. As far as suggestions go, be prepared to casually talk about yourself, don't forget to smile (it's easy to forget under the stress of an interview), and try to be yourself." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

09/29/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, the Admissions Office did a superb job of arranging the interview day." Report Response

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