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  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tallahassee
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteering/shadowing." Report Response

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

"What should I tell the committee about you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you get a non-compliant patient to listen to you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing bad. Maybe "what was the hardest thing you had to do" or "how are you a good fit with the program."" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed my application/essays, went through a list of common interview questions (I got them online and just guessed common ones), mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"high-tech focus (they give you laptops adn PDAs of you are accepted), friendly students, upfront and courteous administrators, polite interviewers (see "summarize your experience"), progressive teaching" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing during the visit was bad to me (well, maybe the fact that I felt residencies were somewhat limited, but that's personal opinion, not fact)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Traffic can be bad as with any college town; a more precise description of FSU's mission statement; how good the school is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Wow. I was very impressed by FSU's school. The interviews were great! Trust me, I've been thorugh bad interviews, so this was a welcome change. The day was short (8-2), to-the-point (other schools ramble about information you don't care about until after you're accepted), and laid-back. Interviewers were professional and courteous. Example: During one interview, the interviewer's phone rang; instead of cutting me off or pretending I don't exist/matter, the person said, "I'll call him back later." (Other schools are not as considerate.) I had morning interviews, so I was "done" by lunch. (I recommend requesting morning interviews, by the way.) The med students made the day. They had a great sense of humor and showed that they work and care about each other. Added bonus: you find out the school's decision by two weeks of your interview (someone will call or e-mail one way or the other). FSU's med school is very new, so many don't give it respect. To a certain degree, it is unproven (first class graduated 2005) and so there is still much left to be seen about the school (i.e. is the education provided producing quality doctors). Nonetheless, from what I saw, it looked like and excellent institution that IS ready to compete. Great staff, students, and facilities." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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