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  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Open file

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

"What is a prion and how does it reproduce? What is sickle cell and give the reason (biochemically) that it gives a resistence to malaria? The biochemical cause of gout (from my essay - i was unsure of the cause and had an incorrect notion about it). She corrected me :(" Report Response

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

"If you had three wishes what would they be?" Report Response

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

"check above" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Draw a picture (with crayons!!!) of what where you would like to be in ten years... N.B. i really suck at drawing hence I had to label it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A twelve year old is raped and becomes pregnant, her parents want her to get an abortion, but she is unsure and comes to you... what do you tell her? this was really difficult, not because of the ethical question, but because my interviewer kept questioning me about the answer i gave. This also happened with other ethical questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, prepared for old questions and the more common ones, asked friends about the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the feel of the students, they all seemed happy and excited. the board scores and preparation, the faculty seem great, the cost." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the location... I am from a city, so Gainesville seemed really small to me. Of course the hospital being here has both negatives and positives." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that uf's campus is so big. there was no way I could have found the building by myself... needed a friend's help to get to the building for the interviews" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It had ups and downs... I couldn't read my first interviewer at all. She would look at me as if I was saying something wrong when giving my opinion and cut me off sometimes. I don't think she expected a certain answer and it may have just been her personality. It was definately intimidating but I am hoping that I gave a good impression. My 2nd interview was great. We had some similarities and it was quite conversational. Also I learned a lot about the school from my interviewer. UF is a great school and should be considered by anyone in Florida." Report Response

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