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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Why medicine and why FIU?" Report Response

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

"What are examples of healthcare disparities and why do they exist?" Report Response

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

"Give an example of a breakthrough in medicine. Why was that transformative?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Imagine you have a Haitian patient who just had a stroke. When you enter the exam room, you see six relatives engaged in a candlelight vigil for him, and his wife is feeding him, which you don't want her to do. How would you handle this situation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will be your greatest challenge in medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went to a preparatory seminar back home. Read extensively on the school's website and Wiki-pedia. Drove to the school the day before to make sure I wouldn't get lost." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Fantastic school for those who want to be primary care docs. This school exists specifically to generate primary care docs for South Florida. That's pretty unique, since most medical schools hang their hat on their scientific research accolades." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hugely expensive for out-of-state students! It's a great school and it's all about providing healthcare to the underserved, which is wonderful, but for those who might want to take that skill set back to their home states, FIU wants you to pay through the nose." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Miami traffic is worse than you think. They said to be there 30 min early. I left in time to be 1 hr early, but I arrived only 15 min early. It was probably okay, but it made me nervous that I was the last person to arrive." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school for an aspiring primary care doc, or anybody who wants to get into medicine out of a desire to help others. Too bad it is far from home and very expensive. Unless it's the only school I get into, I doubt I will go to FIU." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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 (Southwest has a hub there)

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?

10/15/2010

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 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?

"Could schedule a social event or dinner the night before the interview so applicants could get to know each other and the students in a less formal setting." Report Response

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