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  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tallahassee, FL
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)?

"You have an excellent file. I have no doubt in my mind that you will get into another school, so why FSU?? (totally wasn't ready for this one!!) " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about yourself? Why Medicine? Tell me about your experiences in the ER. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What would you want me to tell the committee on your behalf. (this was the first time i was asked this question, and I think he was proud that I paused and gave him a FIRM answer)." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there anything that I did not ask that you would like me to present to the committee? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. The difficult thing is that you will be TOTALLY distracted when you see them strumming through your file at the interview. I literally could see some of my letters of recommendation, scores, etc... It's a little intimidating" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read my AMCAS application, my FSU secondaries, this web site, and any current events stuff. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing!! They will have a new building with three floors. I think they're called LCL's learning community something. Anyways, a class is divided up into these communities. For example, the current freshman are divided into two communities and have two rooms. Each room has four rooms that are equipped with 2 dry erase boards, a computer, a projecter, a huge desk and nice chairs! The main room has a shower, almost a living room type area, fridge, and lockers! They planned very well for their students are very equipped and technologically advanced! Next, they're open minded! If you're interested in missionary trips internationally, and want to organize fellow classmates to join you, the will support and help you for the mission. -they currently have international trips over spring break. The free laptop, pda, and wireless internet given to each student is also a plus!!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I asked one of the students about research, and he had no clue how to go about pursuing research. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They are focus on primary care, however you do not have to specialize in it. You spend 2 years at FSU and transfer to either orlando, st. petes and somewhere else. The research thing scared me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I totally didn't like the guy that interviewed me. He NEVER smiled; he occasionally smirked. I couldn't really tell if he was pleased with my answers or if he was just really stern. I had another interview with a lady, she was very cool!! Very easy to talk with and just a great person. It was very conversational, yet she did ask me questions. " Report Response

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