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  • Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boca Raton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"So, you were in a PhD program?" Report Response

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

"What brought on this epiphany to start studying medicine?" Report Response

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

"What is your greatest achievement?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think doctors should always be honest?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you change if you could live your life over again?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Read over my app, mock interview, other interviews, read up AMA Virtual Mentor on ethics, practiced responses to strength/weakness type questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Sim Lab. The students' enthusiasm. The Nintendo Wii's in all the lounges. The anatomy lab. The hospital. The docs at the clerkship." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Patient population, I couldn't read some of the students' personalities." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Many of the students are married apparently (according to one student)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My most laid back interview. Started with breakfast in the conference room with a student, followed by a short video intro to UM's Regional Campus at FAU, an info session about the school and its curriculum by Markowitz and Servoss, the interview, then tours of the campus, the sim lab, the hospital (Bethesda). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2009

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 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?

"Take away the name tag pins! They poked 2 holes in my suit! Clips/magnets all the way!" Report Response

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