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  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Gainesville
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?

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Talk about your research." Report Response

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

"Why UF and where does UF rank among the other schools to which you have applied?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have lunch with three people who are living, who would they be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you solve today's healthcare problems? (following a question about what I thought were the biggest problems in healthcare)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about the school on their website and on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviews seemed like free flowing conversations and I felt my interviewers were just trying to get to know me better and were not testing whether or not I could handle medicine. My first interviewer seemed impressed with my file which helped me stay relaxed and confident and the interview went very well because of that. We spent some time talking about basketball and since he was a fan, he was able to converse intelligently and seemed to appreciate collegiate athletes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't really like the fact that most students are waitlisted and the class is really filled in March to give late interviewees a fair shot. Seems like it takes away from the advantage of applying early but I can see their logic in trying to get the best quality applicants into their school. However, most students want to get some idea of where they are going before Christmas and waiting until March or later can be unnerving. Also, it would have been nice to see the anatomy lab." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the grading system is now Pass/Fail for the first two years. Many of my questions were geared towards the grading system and competition between students." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought the interview day was organized and put together very well. They made the day a long one to try to ease our nerves and keep us relaxed for the afternoon when our interviews took place. It worked and I think my interviews went extremely well. They also did a good job of matching me with my interviewers. I'm not sure if it was sheer coincidence or not but one of my interviewers did some research that was similar to some things I did and was also a big basketball fan which made for great conversation. I thought the med students got along well and the rumors of the ultra competitive environment seem to be completely untrue, especially with the new pass/fail grading system in place. Leila is a pro at getting things together and the whole staff was very friendly and professional. Also heard some of the students playing Chopin and Liszt during our lunch break, so they obviously have good taste in music." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/10/2010

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?

"8" out of 10

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

"7" 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?

"9" out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The interview day was very well organized and the bottles of water were a great idea. Wish we could have seen the anatomy lab on the tour though." Report Response

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