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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Tell me about yourself....(as usual)" Report Response

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

"tell me about your family; where do you see yourself 10 years from now." Report Response

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

"The one about the female drug addict. Again, I can't stress enough about the importance of medical experience and shadowing. I shadowed several surgeons, GP's, Opth's over the years and went into the OR on several occassions and the interviewer was a bit puzzled because to him that didn't seem to be enough shadowing. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would I do as a doctor to help a drug addict who kept having operations as a result of her addiction." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"above. It doesn't seem difficult to look at it, but the interviewer should have been more specific as to how I should best help the patient. I took the question to mean what would I do in order to deal with her problem and dicuss the options; rehab, etc. while providing medical care. The interviewer later mentioned that the patient needed immediate surgery; which was the heart of the question. should have asked the question more specifically." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"review some of the blogs here; look up general questions. Nothing too drastic." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the laid back atmosphere. Everyone seems to want to bend over backwards in order to help you. Mr. Larkin made everything click into place nicely. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing too bad; One interviewer was around 45 minutes late. It seems many interviewees have gone through the same thing at this school; some don't show up at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much emphasis is placed upon medical experience. It seems that mcats, gpa's, and basic medical involvement and volunteer work take a back seat to extenuating circumstances and years of varried medical experiences. For this school shadowing, volunteering, and research don't seem to be enough. Many people who get in have had some grandious story either about setting up triage units in Guam or having more clinical experience that would rival 3rd and 4th years. I know some people whose mcats and gpa's would be a stretch for D.O. schools and yet they get in easily here because of a great story or unusual experience. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview experience as a whole was a good one. The questions aren't too tough, just the general stuff; why medicine, tell me about yourself, etc. In fact, I think the experience is deceptively easy. Everyone is so nice and helpful; it seems you've already been accepted. Then to be low on a wait list because other applicants made the decision to go into medicine at an earlier age (I mean like 7)seems a bit unfair." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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General Info

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How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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