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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

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

"Where have you traveled?" Report Response

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

"Why FIU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you deal with stress?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think will be the most challenging thing about medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, reviewed my application materials, perused the FIU website and student handbook, read previous SDN Interview Feedback and Interview Secrets, read a few issues of AMA's Virtual Mentor" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school's attitude-- the faculty and staff we met were very friendly and very enthusiastic about the school, and the school itself was built from the ground up with every nuance in mind, with the student's comfort and success always at the forefront. I really liked the Integration of the curriculum. Also, the building is really pretty! :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lots of construction going on; we visited the library and there were only 2 students there studying and they weren't super excited to speak with us (maybe because they were studying...)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wasn't surprised about anything about the school, but I was a bit unprepared for my own interview in that I hadn't prepared good stories or responses for some of the "challenge" or "stress" questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

FLL

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/12/2009

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 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

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