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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What world issue interests you most? " Report Response

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

"What would your friends say about you? " Report Response

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

"Which do you feel represents your academic horsepower more accurately, your grades or your MCAT score?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your opinions regarding the issue of disclosure in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What percentage of Florida's population is uninsured?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, SDN, MSAR" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Every faculty member I met seemed incredibly nice, interesting, intelligent, and down-to-earth-- I was highly impressed! The medical school building is beautiful and technology-forward. The students were friendly, knowledgeable, and seemed happy. The lunch was tasty. The match and board scores are impressive for such a new program. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"FSU's lack of an academic hospital, but we knew that already. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The 2 main bombs FSU COM drops on you during the interview day are 1) MS1 Orientation is in LATE MAY- they cover anatomy over the summer. 2) Selection of location for the clinical years is done by lottery, with married people and parents having the only preferences. Everyone wants Orlando. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was short, sweet, and pleasurable as far as med school interviews go. They did a great job matching me with my interviewers- one had attended my undergrad and the other was just a great guy. Both asked thought-provoking questions and I felt they covered good ground and brought out the best in me. This program is not BSing when they say that their faculty is dedicated to the students. Their interactions seemed warm and friendly. Overall I think this school receives less love than the other FL schools due to its focus on creating community and primary care physicians. However, many of the students are interested in competitive specialties such as anesthesia and EM and they claimed that FSU helps them pursue these interests. I left the interview day with a very high opinion of this school and if accepted, would strongly consider attending." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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