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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"How will you deal with failure? Tell me about a time that you were criticized and how you dealt with it." Report Response

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

"What aspects of your personality won't go well with our curriculum?" Report Response

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

"Our school is focused on clinical experience. What are your future goals? (I have a lot of research experience)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"After the listed questions, the interview opened it up for me to ask as many questions as I wanted. No questions were asked about my app - I think they just want to get to know your personality." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably the failure or personality one." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, school website, previous interviews. Refreshed on healthcare news, but it wasn't necessary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! Students are some of the happiest and friendliest that I've seen. One told us about her pregnancy; the faculty threw her a baby shower and the schools substituted neurology for psychiatry so that timing would work out. Another just got back from Greece with her family - she skipped a few cardiology courses to do it. The school obviously cares about students, and very strong student-faculty relationship (lots of formal and informal mentoring). Curriculum is great - lots of hands-on work early on. Simulation lab and facilities are high tech and new. Students have "nerderies," office-like rooms where they have their own computers/desks. Students work directly with faculty at rotations and are given tons of responsibility - you're set up to succeed in residency. PBL groups are small (1 faculty + 8 students) and everything is very interactive. Good opportunities for international programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"High cost of living. Also, campus is spread out and the hospitals are not close - you need a car. Poor public transportation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school's first USMLE scores came back and the branch campus scored in the top 5% in the nation." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I loved this school! I'm very glad that I interviewed - there's a lot that you learn while you're there that isn't on the internet." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Boca Raton - West Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/24/2009

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?

6 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I had an excellent experience!" Report Response

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