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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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 do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Do you think American citizens have a right to health care?" Report Response

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

"What is oxidative phosphorylation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What in your application sets you apart from other candidates?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is oxidative phosphorylation? (Thrown out at the end of an interview, when org chem is the last thing on your mind. Pretty cool gotcha question, actually...)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read application. Browsed USF website. Talked to current students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Faculty. Hospital facilities: USF's med school is affiliated with some pretty damn impressive hospitals (Tampa General; Moffit Cancer Center; Shriner's; All Children's; Haley VA; etc.)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lunch only had three dessert choices. What about those of us who need our daily creme brulee? Man doesn't live by a cheesecake assortment alone..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really. I'm a non-traditional student and the staff did a good job of making me feel at home. I also did my pre-med science requirements at USF -- had a good chance to learn about the med school over the past few years." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Mr. Larkin and the admissions staff do a good job of making an inherently intimidating process feel comfortable. During your visit, Mr. Larkin (the admissions director) also commits to a date/time when he will call you to let you know whether or not you made the grade. I won't find out for another 36-39 hours (who's counting?) but I admire their professionalism and commitment to the applicants. USF is a young school (~30 years), but the staff and faculty are way impressive. Their clinical partners (hospitals) are first tier. This place is a hidden gem -- like Microsoft circa 1981." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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