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  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tampa
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why USF?" Report Response

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

"What activities have helped you prepare for med school?" Report Response

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

"What leadership roles have you had?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing especially interesting - they have a list of questions they're supposed to ask you, so everything is pretty standard. Since it's closed file you end up repeating stuff on your AMCAS. You'll have one faculty interview and one student interview. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult, but be prepared to have some good questions for them - they leave a big portion of the time for that, and both my interviewers were impressed with my questions and said they liked that I had obviously thought a lot about the school. Because of this, both interviews went about 15 minutes over, and I had more of a chance to let them get to know me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the school's website, got other info off the net, thought about answers to typical interview questions, and prepared my own questions. If you're prepared, it should be really relaxing. I also talked to my student host, and she took me on a tour of the facilities the night before so I knew where everything was." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are incredible, and I personally really liked the area. The physicians we spoke with were beaming - obviously thrilled to be there. Dr. Ackermann is amazing, but he'll be retiring in October. Also, the students, including my host, were really friendly and very down-to-earth, and they seemed to be genuinely happy to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I actually didn't like the closed file interview. I don't know how they can decide among the applicants based on those questions. It was almost too easy and relaxed. If you can't handle that interview then you shouldn't be a physician." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed it was. I would have been much more at ease the days before." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall very easy. Definitely not one to stress over." Report Response

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