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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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)?

"First interview: "Tell me about your family." Second interview: "How do you feel you've prepared for medical school?"" Report Response

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

"First: "How did you end up deciding on medicine?" Second: "What specialty do you see yourself going into?"" Report Response

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

"First: "What do you think you have to offer to your fellow medical students and the school?" Second: "How do you fit into FSU's mission statement?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""What would you do for a career if there were no doctors?" "How do you think you'll handle being surrounded by people less mature than you?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""What do you think the biggest drawback of FSU is?" "Everyone has formed an opinion on healthcare reform. What's yours?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"mock interview, SDN Interview Feedback, came up with answers/stories for questions I came across, AMA's Virtual Mentor on Medical Ethics, read up on healthcare reform, asked friends and family for some insight about my strengths/weaknesses, SDN Interview Secrets, reviewed my primary and secondary apps, read the school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hi-tech facilities, the student body's enthusiasm, the campus, the curriculum. They have lots of videotaping, lots of mannequins. Only 6 people per body. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The information session was a little unstructured for my taste, with no info about financial aid. No clear leadership, just a lot of coming and going from random people. Tallahassee apparently has a lot of crime, and friends tell me you shouldn't walk around alone at night, even on campus. One of my interviewers asked me an inappropriate question, but that should be in the process of getting sorted out. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just how laidback the interviews would be. That the information sessions would not be so informative, that there wouldn't be anything about financial aid. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The school was REALLY impressive. The students were REALLY happy. Great tour, super laidback interview. There were TWO interviews, each about an hour long, each with ONE faculty member." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2009

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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