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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 would you do if one of your clients (I was working as a counselor for young pregnant women giving up their babies for adoption) decided that they would rather have an abortion? Would you tell her your opinion? Don't you think that would sway her to do what you thought was right and not necessarily what she wanted? etc, etc, etc..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How do you know so and so who wrote your peer letter?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you regret not applying to any Ohio schools the first time around and having to take a year off to reapply? (I was an Ohio resident before I took a year off to get Florida residency and therefore was unable to get in the first time around.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What has been the most difficult time in your life?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were called by the state penitentiary and asked to come to an execution by lethal injection to perform/observe/confirm death, would you go?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on school, reviewed applications, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Enthusiasm of everyone involved in the process, from the librarian to the admissions coordinator to the dean to the students. Everyone was great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No third or fourth year students to talk to." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived about fifteen minutes early was given a parking permit and able to find close parking easily. I had been in the school before (I attended FSU for undergrad and had had several meetings inside before) so finding my way around was easy. We met in the library and then went directly to our interviews. I was an early decision applicant so there was only one other applicant there with me at this time. We were taken to opposite sides of the college to meet with each of our interviewers and had two one on one interviews back to back. Both were 45 minutes long. My guide, a first year student, told me all about my interviewers how their personalities were and what to expect. This helped my stress level a great deal, even though I knew from SDN I shouldn't be worried. My first interview went very well, it wasn't as conversational as I expected but that was fine. My interviewer was a professor at the school (Phd). He asked me to do a lb to kg conversion to prescribe medicine to a child and then asked me how to make a two molar solution of something. I could tell he was really just trying to feel me out and see if I really knew all that I supposedly did on my application. He asked me several ethics questions knowing that I claimed to live by my faith and he never mentioned a word about the healthcare system. I don't know if it was an accident or not but when I left he shook my hand said that it was a pleasure speaking with me and said he would see me next year. :) That was encouraging. My guide picked me up and took me to my next interview. This interview was with another instructor, this time an M.D. He seemed a little intimidating at first with a lot of questions about my time away from school and drilling me about various decisions I had made and when I had answered him sufficiently he lightened up and seemed to be genuinely enjoying our conversation. He also asked a lot of personal and ethical questions and made sure that I had thought my answers through to the end. And at that point he looked at me, grinned and said, " Report Response

Tour and Travel

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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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

10 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?

8 out of 10

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